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Music Education

Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education/instrumental

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About the Program

In the Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education/instrumental program you will develop your personal musicality while you gain practical classroom teaching experience through student-teaching internships and work in the field. Graduates qualify for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Collegiate Professional Certificate to teach music in public schools. The concentration in music education/instrumental requires completing the degree with a primary instrument of wind band or orchestra tradition. 

You’ll be taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields, and have regular access to acclaimed visiting artists who come here for concerts, masterclasses and clinics.

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Conducting
  • Music Education Technology and Arranging
  • Music and Social Justice
  • Marching Band Techniques
  • Introduction to Music Therapy

Our alumni are:

  • Band, orchestra and choir directors
  • Private instructors
  • Music curriculum specialists
  • Performing arts administrators
  • Arts education advocates
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