Get a solid foundation in music while also having the benefit of a liberal arts education. Both the Bachelor of Arts and the Bachelor of Music Degrees in Music Education lead to certification to teach in the public schools. The education courses are the same for both degrees.
Students graduating with either the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Music degree are equally prepared to teach and are successful in the public schools. The music education faculty feels strongly that offering both degrees allows for students to choose the path that is the best personal fit.
Both Music Education degrees are considered professional degree programs and require an audition.
Programs of Study
Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education
While earning a Bachelor of Music degree, about two-thirds of your coursework will be in music. Students in the degree program have more time dedicated to weekly lessons as well as a recital component in their senior year.
Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music Education
This degree is a liberal arts degree that completes that core curriculum like all other majors on campus. Students in this degree program gain a solid foundation in music education while also having the benefit of a liberal arts curriculum.
Why Study Music Education at Concordia?
- We are an undergraduate-focused program. This means that you will get close attention from our faculty with multiple opportunities to practice your teaching under expert guidance.
- Build personal connections with the faculty, leading to continued mentoring beyond graduation.
- We have strong and active student chapters of the American Choral Directors Association, the National Association for Music Education, the Minnesota Band Directors Association, and the American String Teachers Association. These chapters allow for student leadership and foster the type of professional experiences that will lead to successful and active careers in teaching.
- Our students bring out the best in each other on a professional and personal level.