Department of Music

Bachelor of Music Education

The Music Education Program prepares instrumental, vocal, and general music teachers for grades N-12. We believe that ALL children and adolescents should be provided musical experiences leading to appreciation for creation and performance, understanding of the role of music in daily living, and opportunity to develop musical skills and knowledge. To implement this philosophy, a body of music knowledge, skills, practices, and insights must be developed; each student to some extent must become a performer, listener, historian, composer, theorist, and teacher. The National Standards for Music provide a framework for the processes and outcomes of music education. Comprehensive Musicianship frames the organization of the content of music (spiral curriculum of concepts related to essential elements) and the roles of music making: performer, historian, composer, and theorist. Digital technologies are used in all music education courses as means to develop the musician-teacher.

In addition to courses in the Bachelor of Music Education degree, the program provides preparation in teaching music and related arts to Early Childhood Education and Elementary Education undergraduates. The philosophical underpinnings for this area of curricular support are the same as for music education majors; the objectives for the program vary in that the emphasis is given to integrating music education into the school curriculum. Students are also oriented to teaching music in collaboration with a specialist.

  • Although the Music Education degree is housed within the College of Education prospective students still must complete a successful audition with the Department of Music.


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Last Updated: April 30, 2019