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A bachelor’s degree is given to dedicated students who have completed approximately 120 credit hours of study in their chosen fields and typically marks the end of a student’s undergraduate career. Degree programs generally take between three and seven years to complete depending on the subject and course load.

What is a Bachelor in Music Education? This degree prepares musicians of all types to pass down their knowledge to their future pupils in a manner that’s clear and effective and that adheres to current standards. Students may be expected to cover subjects including the psychology of music and presentation, stage planning, ear training, and music pedagogy. They usually also complete a number of courses associated with the various instruments they plan to teach. These may be taken alongside core classes involving history and mathematics.

During their studies, students should master a number of different skills that make them more effective in their chosen careers and in their personal lives. These likely include enhanced musical abilities, the ability to promote healthy teamwork practices, and better organizational techniques.

The cost of obtaining a music education degree will vary widely between different course participants simply because tuition changes drastically between different schools and host countries. Checking out pricing and course duration should be prospective students’ first step before deciding on a school.

A bachelor’s degree in this field may open the door to numerous fulfilling music-based careers for those who manage to finish the program. The first of these is a music teacher or music professor, the most common occupation for graduates with a degree of this variety. Band director is another excellent position to consider, along with musicologist, private instrument teacher, music librarian, and district supervisor of music. The majority of these jobs focus heavily on both music performance and education in a classroom-based setting.

Online courses may be the best bet for students with full schedules or existing careers, but both local and international options are available for students who prefer a more traditional learning experience. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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9 Results in Music Education

Lake Forest College

The study of music education at Lake Forest combines music theory, history and culture of music, and music performance with rigorous study in the practical art of teachin ... [+]

Bachelor of Music Education

The study of music education at Lake Forest combines music theory, history and culture of music, and music performance with rigorous study in the practical art of teaching strings, winds and percussion, elemental and secondary general music, and instrumental and choral ensembles.

Music education students are exposed to a strong, flexible major they can complete in four years. Additionally, they will be equipped to teach a range of music classes — from band to choir to orchestra to general music — to students of all ages, K-12.

The College’s award-winning education program is one of the best in Illinois, with a high post-graduation employability rate: last year, 95% of Lake Forest education grads got jobs in educational settings. ... [-]

USA Lake Forest
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
Five Towns College

The program is designed to take 4 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, 63% finished in 4 years. ... [+]

How much will this program cost me?

Tuition and fees: $78,040 Books and supplies: $5,000 On-campus room & board: $50,040

*The amounts shown above include costs for the entire program, assuming normal time to completion. Note that this information is subject to change.

International Scholarships

International students accepted to Five Towns College are eligible to receive an international scholarship ranging from $1,000 to $10,000 USD per year. These scholarships are based on talent and/or merit and are remunerable based on the scholarship criteria set forth in the awards letter. These scholarships are awarded at both the undergraduate and graduate level.

What financing options are available to help me pay for this program?... [-]

USA New York
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts

This degree programme prepares students for careers in music teaching at the secondary level. ... [+]

Bachelor of Music Education

This degree programme prepares students for careers in music teaching at the secondary level. The philosophy of the programme is based on the principle that a person must first be a good musician in order to be a good music educator. Therefore, the programme includes substantial work in music theory, aural training, musicology, instrumental/vocal studies, ensembles, and conducting, in addition to music education methods courses and teaching practicum. Students select either an instrumental concentration or vocal concentration, or a combined program which includes a mixture of the instrumental and vocal concentrations.

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Jamaica Kingston
September 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Education

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis. This program is intended for graduates of a music conservatory, musical high schools and musical ba ... [+]

Music Oriented at Education

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis.

The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. The practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques.

Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for an independent profession of a music teacher. For teaching qualification, it is necessary to continue in Master program.

Musical Instrument Oriented at Education... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Education

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis and provide a system of basic theoretical knowledge and practical conducting skills. The main subjec ... [+]

Music Oriented at Education

The aim is to educate students in the area of music theory and praxis.

The basis is put on disciplines necessary in musical education – music theory, harmony, counterpoint, history of music, musical forms. The practical part is based on instrument playing, voice training, vocal sight singing and conducting techniques.

Graduates should be prepared for getting a job in educational institutions for musical activities of children, in cultural institutions, museums etc. They are not prepared for an independent profession of a music teacher. For teaching qualification, it is necessary to continue in Master program.

Choir Conducting

The aim is to provide a system of basic theoretical knowledge and practical conducting skills. The main subjects are: conducting technique, playing of vocal scores, vocal education in the choir, aural analysis, history of choral singing, literature for all kinds of choirs.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Charles University Faculty of Education

By majoring in English with focus on education, the students will acquire substantial expertise in the areas of linguistics (with a particular emphasis on theory of lingu ... [+]

English Language Oriented at Education

By majoring in English with focus on education, the students will acquire substantial expertise in the areas of linguistics (with a particular emphasis on theory of linguistic disciplines and their practical application), literature written in English, whereby, by studying various literary disciplines, the students will also learn how to analyze and interpret a wide range of literary texts. The practical language part of the curriculum will boost the students’ language skills so that by the time of graduation they will have reached C1-C2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. By successfully majoring in this BA program, the students will qualify to be admitted to the magisterial follow-up program primed for secondary school teachers.... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
October 2019
Full-time
3 years
Campus
Jul academy

This two-year bachelor of Vocal, Guitar, Keyboard, Drums and Bass provides students with the opportunity to become highly skilled artist-teachers who are prepared to teac ... [+]

This two-year bachelor of Vocal, Guitar, Keyboard, Drums and Bass provides students with the opportunity to become highly skilled artist-teachers who are prepared to teach music in settings.

All students must complete courses in musicianship (music theory, music history, group piano, aural skills), applied studies and ensembles, music education, and liberal studies. The music education courses provide the skills and knowledge to teach music at levels ranging from elementary through secondary schools including classroom music, choral music, instrumental music, and music technology. Music education labs in choral and instrumental music provide authentic teaching experiences for students prior to actual student teaching.... [-]

Italy Rende
October 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Zuyd University of Applied Sciences

Do you have strong educational and teaching skills and/or are you working as a music teacher? Have you completed an instrumental or vocal music degree program (Bachelor o ... [+]

Music in Education Intensive (two-year program)

Do you have strong educational and teaching skills and/or are you working as a music teacher? Have you completed an instrumental or vocal music degree program (Bachelor of Music)? If so, the two-year Music in Education program is the next step. This program leads to a teaching qualification for all levels of education, allowing you to use your own musical skills in a broader musical context. After graduation, you will be a Bachelor of Music in Education.

Tailor-made program

The curriculum of this degree course is a challenging compilation from the four-year curriculum of the regular Music in Education program. Depending on your experience and background, you may be granted exemptions for certain subjects and increase the number of options. The program is tailored to your individual situation. Education is provided both face-to-face and online. If you are not granted any exemptions, you will have two days of face-to-face instruction on Thursdays and Fridays, not including teacher training/work and independent study.... [-]

Netherlands Maastricht
September 2019
Full-time
2 years
Campus
Wartburg College

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association ... [+]

Overview

Wartburg College is an accredited, institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Students completing the American Music Therapy Association (AMTA) approved music therapy degree program are eligible to sit for board certification by the Certification Board for Music Therapists (CBMT). Wartburg is the only private college in Iowa to offer the music therapy major. Completion of the Bachelor of Music Education or the Bachelor of Music Education/Music Therapy degree leads to licensure in education in the state of Iowa.

Degrees and Majors

The Bachelor of Music Education degree meets the requirements of the Iowa Department of Education for K-12 music certification. This entitles students to teach in the elementary general music classroom, or teach in a band, choir or orchestral setting at the middle school or high school level.... [-]

USA Waverly
August 2019
Full-time
4 years
Campus