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
Meet MSUM’s new director of choral activities and vocal music education, Dr. Michael Johnson. He is going to be working with various vocal ensembles and overseeing the vocal music education program.
Last week, MSUM hosted Minnesota’s Senate Capital Investment Committee, whose members were on campus to learn more about our planned renovation of Weld Hall.
Meet MSUM’s new director of bands and instrumental music education, Dr. Benjamin Druffel. He is ready to conduct the MSUM wind ensemble and teach courses in music education.
Enhance your degree by participating in ensembles, joining organizations and attending conferences directly related to your degree.