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"I was amazed that this kind of education was available near where I grew up. I think working with current, professional tools will benefit me."
Kristen Hirlinger, Music Technology major

Vocal Music Option, Bachelor of Music Education Degree

The Music Education program is geared toward creating literate musicians and teachers. It combines technology, music history and music applications with well-equipped classrooms and recording studios to enhance your learning.

Why Choose Music Education at UCM?

  • The Music Education program offers many opportunities to join organizations that enhance your passion for music.
  • The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
  • UCM's Music Education program offers numerous scholarships to students in this field.

What will I study?
You'll combine well-equipped classrooms and recording studios with music history, technology and many other elements of music to provide you with the skills necessary to teach music education.

Courses include:

  • Choral Techniques
  • Educational Measurement and Evaluation
  • Methods of Teaching Elementary School Music
  • Psychology of Adolescence

Related areas of concentration:

  • Instrumental
  • Vocal

What can I do with a degree in Music Education?

  • Music Teacher K-12

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects.
In Music Education, there are several involvement opportunities:

  • International Association of Jazz Educators
  • International Tuba and Euphonium Association
  • Music Industry and Recording Association
  • National Association for Music Education
  • Sigma Alpha Iota

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About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know students and provide personalized attention.

All music courses are taught by experienced faculty members who offer specialized instruction in diverse music disciplines. Besides teaching, many perform recitals, write books and articles, and create compositions and recordings.

Learn more about Music Education at UCM.
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