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Music Education

Thank you for visiting the UW-River Falls Music Education page. Please take a look around to learn about our MUED program, including our revamped Bachelor of Music Education degree (Fall 2021), NAfME Collegiate events, and more! 

Contact Dr. Paul Budde for more info or to schedule a visit. 
 

2021-2022 Music Education Events  


We have a terrific lineup of music education events for the 2021-2022 adacemic year. Click below for the full schedule - and please join us if you're able! 

2021 Fall Workshop - Attendees

  • September 15 - NAfME Collegiate Kickoff - Wisconsin NAfME Collegiate Night - 6 PM
  • September 16 - NAfME Collegiate Kickoff - UWRF Watch Party - 7 PM (KFA B94)
  • September 20 - NAfME Collegiate Meeting - 6 PM (KFA B94) - Music Education Program Overview & GROUP PHOTO
  • September 20 - NAfME Mentor Meeting - 7 PM (KFA B94) - new students and mentors
  • September 30 - NAfME Social Event - Movie Night - 7 PM (Abbott Concert Hall) 
  • October 9 - NAfME Collegiate Fall Workshop - World Music Drumming - Will Ulrich - 10 AM (KFA 129)
  • October 9 - Music Department Fall Picnic - 4 PM (UWRF Amphitheatre) 
  • October 10 - Senior Recital - Kyle Hendren (Saxophone) - 3:30 PM (Abbott Concert Hall) 
  • October 18 - NAfME Collegiate Meeting - Performance Anxiety - Sarah Manasreh - 6 PM (KFA B94)
  • October 27-30 - Wisconsin State Music Conference (Madison, WI) 
  • November 7 - Senior Recital - Lucas West (Percussion) - 7:30 PM (Abbott Concert Hall) 
  • November 11 - NAfME Collegiate Social - Mario Kart Tournament - 7 PM (KFA 134, KFA B94, Abbott Concert Hall) 
  • November 15 - NAfME Collegiate Meeting - Developing Student Leadership - Steve Massey - 6 PM (KFA B94)
  • December 13 - NAfME Collegiate Social - Holiday Party - 7 PM (KFA B94) 
  • February 5 - NAfME Collegiate Summit - 10:30 AM to 5:00 PM - UW-Eau Claire (attend at UWEC or via Zoom) - register at this link by December 31
  • February 17-19 - Minnesota Midwinter Clinic (Minneapolis, MN) - register by February 3 for the early-bird discount 
  • February 21 - NAfME Collegiate Meeting - Exploring Ojibwe and Menominee Heritage - Natasha Verhulst - 6 PM (KFA B94)
  • February 26 - SongWorks Workshop - 9 AM (KFA B94) 
  • March 21 - NAfME Collegiate Meeting - Being a Part of a Music Team - Milwaukee Public Schools - 6 PM (KFA B94)
  • April 2 - Senior Recital - Kendall Koll (Voice) - 7:30 PM (Abbott Concert Hall)
  • April 18 - NAfME Collegiate Meeting - UWRF Student Teachers & Recent Graduates - 6 PM (KFA B94)
  • May 9 - Music Department Spring Picnic - 4 PM (Location TBD) 

Calendar Updates 

Scan the QR code below to subscribe to our MUED Events Calendar (auto-updates as events are added or updated)

   MUED Events QR Code


Bachelor of Music Education - Fall 2021


At UW-River Falls, we have rebuilt our music education degree from the ground up. The result is a forward-thinking, holistic, interconnected, and student-centered degree designed to meet the needs of tomorrow’s students. 

  • Results in PK-12 certification for ALL music areas 
  • Includes 130 total credits to degree
  • Can be completed in 4 total years (including student teaching) 

Click on the YouTube video (below) to learn more! 

Bachelor of Music Education 2021

Imagine, if you will, a music education degree that:

  • prepares future educators to teach music to PK-12 students across all music disciplines and in any setting
  • provides specialized courses and learning opportunities for those interested in teaching choral, instrumental, and classroom music
  • encourages teaching candidates to develop their own unique musical interests and passion points 
  • explores contemporary approaches, including online teaching and learning, modern music, and more
  • celebrates music traditions from around the world
  • cultivates and engages in musical creativity
  • fosters student-centered approaches to music education that support and empower the students being served
  • develops leadership skills - both on campus and within the classrooms of partnering schools
  • features purposely-sequenced and interconnected coursework

Now, imagine all of this being possible in four years. 

 

Our revised degree plan at UWRF is all this and more. To learn more, check out our YouTube video (above). In addition, click on the button below to view required course lists as well as recommended course sequences for choral and instrumental emphases.

 

Degree Summary - Fall 2021 (130 total credits)

  1. Foundations & Core Courses - Music (40 credits) 
  2. Techniques Courses - Music (4 credits) 
  3. Applied Music Courses (9 credits) 
  4. Ensembles (10 credits) 
  5. Music Education Courses (15 credits) 
  6. Professional Education Courses (24 credits)

Degree Requirements
Bachelor of Music Education



Singular Degree - Plus Areas of Emphases


Although the Bachelor of Music Education is a singular degree that leads to certification for ALL music (PK-12), students have the option to focus on a Choral or Instrumental emphasis throughout their studies. Click on the links below to see required coures lists and recommended course sequences within each area of emphasis. 

Bachelor of Music Eduation - Choral Emphasis

Required Course List - Choral 

Recommended Course Sequence - Choral
Bachelor of Music Eduation - Instrumental Emphasis

Required Course List - Instrumental 

Recommended Course Sequence - Instrumental


NAfME Collegiate 


Please visit our NAfME Collegiate page for info about meetings and events. We have a terrific lineup of guests for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please join us - we'd love to learn and grow with you!

NAfME Collegiate

MUED Fall Picnic 2020

Questions? Contact Dr. Paul Budde for more information. 
 

MUED Senior Recitals - Fall 2021


Senior Recital Poster - Hendren

Senior Recital Poster - West

UWRF Student Receives State & National Honors


Congratulations to Marissa Altendorfer, a Music Education student at UW-River Falls who recently received serveral prestigious honors and awards, each celebrating an undergraduate music education student who has shown exceptional leadership, musical excellence, and service to campus and community.

Altendorfer Award 2020

Join the Falcon Family


Interested in studying music education? Visit our Prospective Students page to learn more - and to register for a Music Major Entrance Expo! 

Prospective Students Page
NAfME Collegiate Group Fall 2021

MUED at UWRF  


MUED Coordinator

Budde 2019

Paul J. Budde, Ph.D.
paul.budde@uwrf.edu 
715-425-4079


Music Education Faculty


Music Education Flyer

UWRF Flyer - Music Education 2021

Click HERE to access a PDF of the full flyer. 


Degreee Planning Materials   


College of Education


Related MUED Links


Social Media 
MUED Facebook Fall 2021
Follow us on Facebook and Twitter (@UWRFMusicEd) to keep up with the action! #BrightFuture


Resources at UWRF


 

Contact Us

Music Department
music@uwrf.edu
715-425-3183
B46 Kleinpell Fine Arts

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