The Music Education program is designed for students who wish to pursue a career in teaching vocal or instrumental music in a public school setting. You’ll learn to share your love of music with students from kindergarten to grade 12, and enhance your personal performance skills through the comprehensive coursework.
Joining one of our 11 vocal and instrumental ensembles will broadly expand your performance repertoire and help you build relationships with your classmates and professors. This hands-on experience is a wonderful opportunity for practical, personal growth.
By adding an extra semester of classes, you can earn your music education licensure plus a certificate in musical theatre, jazz or music technology. These certificates will set you apart from other applicants in your job search
Countless opportunities to collaborate across the School of Performing Arts, as well as within the School of Teaching and Learning, allow for enhanced learning and communication, giving you a well-rounded, versatile education.
MSUM has a rich history as a prestigious teaching college, and continues to highly value educating teachers, who help us fulfill our purpose of transforming the world by transforming lives.
Interact one-on-one with experienced music educators who have been in your shoes. They can’t wait to share their experience with you.
Join MSUM’s NAfME, MBDA and ACDA chapters to attend and network with professionals at state conventions and local events.
Music Student Success Stories
Emma Dettmann's involvement in the MSUM music department has given her the nickname "Heart of the Center for the Arts" for good reason.
Sierra is an MSUM senior majoring in commercial music and entertainment industries and technology. She can play the euphonium, bassoon, tenor sax, violin, guitar, trumpet, French horn, clarinet, keyboard, string bass and more. On her way to becoming a film composer, Sierra is a multi-talented performer who continually embraces new challenges in the realm of music.
Brandon Van Den Eykel, a Curriculum and Instruction graduate student at MSUM, will be an instructor for this summer's OAKE-certified Kodály program after feeling the impact of the program on his own career.
Enhance your degree by participating in ensembles, joining organizations and attending conferences directly related to your degree.
MSUM’s music education program is focused on preparing you to become effective music educators. It provides you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience needed to inspire and instruct students in the world of music, whether it be through singing, playing instruments or both. Here is just a sample of music education careers that are predicted to have job growth through this decade.
What Are Some Common Music Education Related Careers?
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