INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAM

Music Education

The music education major provides students with the musical knowledge and pedagogical skills needed for a career. Students who complete this program are licensed by the state of Indiana to teach music. They are highly effective at teaching musical concepts and at conducting and rehearsing musical ensembles to prepare them for performances. Music education students network with professional music educators and vendors through participation in the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and the AU chapter of the Indiana Music Educators Association (IMEA).

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Program

This program is interdisciplinary.

This 77-hour major results in a Bachelor of Music degree and is taught by our talented faculty from School of Education and School of Music, Theatre, and Dance.

Classes

What classes will I take?

Among the classes in the 77-hour major are:

  • techniques courses in multiple instruments
  • conducting
  • music history
  • instrumental and voice pedagogy
  • courses in the School of Education that lead to certification (these are in addition to the 77 hrs in Music)

View the complete curriculum for the music education major.

Careers

What kind of jobs can I anticipate after graduation?

Our music education graduates find their place in K-12 schools teaching choral and instrumental music. They may also continue their studies in music therapy or pursue graduate study to teach future teachers. We also offer Orff certifications on campus, giving our students access to additional skills to serve them as educators.

Experience

What experiences will I have?

Our music education graduates find their place in K-12 schools teaching choral and instrumental music. They may also continue their studies in music therapy or pursue graduate study to teach future teachers. We also offer Orff certifications on campus, giving our students access to additional skills to serve them as educators.