The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is a selective-admission program (annually admitting 16 students through audition and interview) designed to prepare the future leaders of the profession. This diverse coursework is designed to guide each student to licensure in music education in a selective environment that provides the individual attention needed to guarantee success as a musician and educator. It will also help each student develop a broad understanding of the issues and theories impacting the future of music education in the United States. In addition to their core music and education courses, students will refine their skills through more than 180 contact hours in conducting and rehearsal techniques, over 150 field experience hours prior to student teaching, and special courses in teaching with technology, and vocal or instrumental pedagogy.
Requirements for a Minor
24 hours required in music: Music 111, 112, 171, 172, and either 330 or 331; 4 hours of an approved ensemble; 4 hours of applied music (excluding preparatory study -- Music 150); 5 hours of elective study (excluding Music 101). For complete details of these requirements the students should refer to the Marietta College Music Handbook available from the Music Office, Hermann Fine Arts Building.
Organizations & Performance Groups
Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK) is the national leadership honor society that selects students showing superior scholarship, leadership, and exemplary character.
In existence for more than 75 years, the Oratorio Chorus performs major choral/orchestral works each semester. The chorus is open to students, faculty, and members of the community. No audition is required.
Open to all female students, Women's Choir performs a variety of musical styles. No audition is required.
Concert Choir is a select chorus open to all students by informal audition. As the primary touring ensemble of Marietta College, the choir has performed throughout the United States and abroad.
Voices of Marietta is a select group of eight to twelve singers that performs a wide variety of musical styles, but focuses primarily on vocal jazz. The group performs frequently within the Marietta community.
The Theatre and Music departments present two or more musical theatre productionsjointly, with performing roles open to all students by audition. Opportunities are also available for students interested in the technical aspects of a production or in performing with the pit orchestra.
The Symphonic Wind Ensemble provides students with the opportunity to rehearse and perform high quality wind band literature. The emphasis of the ensemble is on both individual and group improvement. Every concert program features both large and chamber ensemble music to give members a wide variety of performing experiences.
The Jazz Ensemble provides exposure to high quality jazz literature with emphasis placed on jazz styles and performance practices.
Mallet Mania, Marietta's marimba ensemble, is open to all students and performs a variety of musical styles arranged for these percussion instruments.