2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Dec 08, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Performance, Arts, & Technology (B.A.): Music Concentration w/Ed Licensure - J

Program Description

Performing Arts students master their crafts under practicing professionals and have numerous opportunities to perform throughout the year in NVU-Johnson productions and ensembles. 

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will develop the communication skills required for leadership and collaboration in the performing arts. These skills include: engaged listening to others, learning to place seemingly random ideas into organized categories, and the ability to verbally articulate one’s own ideas clearly and with confidence.      
  2. Students will identify and analyze historical moments that had an impact on performance and performance art globally and domestically in order to incorporate elements of them into their own work.     
  3. Students will analyze, critic, and interpret classical and contemporary performance pieces related to their concentration.   
  4. Students will be able to manage a long-term project relevant to their concentration.    
  5. Through resume building, portfolio building, audition assessments, drafting budgets and technical riders, and internship opportunities, students will demonstrate professionalism. 

Unified Arts Teacher Licensure

Northern Vermont University-Johnson offers Unified Arts Teacher Education Programs that prepare students to teach in their area of endorsement - art, dance, music, or theater arts - to students in grades PreK-12. Graduates who successfully complete one of these programs become candidates for a Level I Professional Educator’s License issued by the Vermont Agency of Education. This license is required in order to work as a public school teacher in Vermont; it also is recognized and accepted by more than 40 other states, districts and territories.

All students seeking Unified Arts teaching licensure must:

With careful planning, these requirements can be met for most programs within a four-year plan of study. Most courses must be taken in a specific order; students should check advisement forms, program evaluations and prerequisites for details. Students must earn a B- or better in all courses marked with an asterisk (*). Each Teacher Education Workshop (TEW) is graded as Pass/No Pass.

Music Concentration Courses


In order to earn a degree, you must successfully complete all requirements for your major as listed here AND meet all other Degree Requirements, including the General Education Core Curriculum and NVU Graduation Standards.