Music Education Major

Description: A program that prepares individuals to teach music and music appreciation programs at various educational levels.

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Music Education Major

What Kinds of Students Major in Music Education?

This major is a favorite of people who, obviously, have a love of music, and wish to give that gift to others through instruction. They have an affinity for performances and composition. Music education majors are often inquisitive, analytical, observant, able to think abstractly, able to draw, and enjoy coordinated activities and sports. Often artistic, this kind of person enjoys various kinds of art like theatre, types of artwork, and creative expression.

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What Courses Do Music Education Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Music Education majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Aural Skills
  • Counterpoint
  • Elements of Music Education
  • English Diction
  • German Diction
  • Indonesian Music Education and Cultures
  • Instrumentation
  • Music Education History Abroad
  • Music Education in World Cultures
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Organ Repertoire
  • Romanticism in Music Education
  • Special Topics

Specializations In This Major

Various specializations related to a major in Music Education may be offered by colleges and universities. These specializations may be of greater or lesser interest to you. A few of these specializations related to this field include, but are not limited to: