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Music Education, BM

The School of Music offers a four-year curriculum designed for students who wish to pursue a career in music. As an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music, the School of Music has designed the requirements for entrance and graduation according to the published standards of that association. The Bachelor of Music degree is offered with majors in performance, music education, and music history and literature; the Bachelor of Arts degree is offered with a major in music.

Program Learning Outcomes:

  • Pursue an understanding of how to design and carry out instruction that enables learners to develop musical understanding and musicianship.
  • Achieve personal music performance skills and skills in sight-reading, ear-training, improvisations, and composition to a level of proficiency and expertise necessary to pursue a career in music education.
  • Formulate a personal philosophy of learning and teaching and understand how that philosophy will affect the choices they make in practice.
  • Acquire the ability to teach, respect, and value a diverse population of students, with respect to diversity of cultural, social, and economic background, prior experience, and ways of learning.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of how to provide all students with the capacity to use music as a means of personal expression and creativity.
  • Show a propensity for professional growth.
  • Demonstrate the ability to reflect on and assess the effectiveness of their own teaching with an eye toward self-improvement.
  • Acquire a proficiency in current research methods and trends including all forms and technologies available for the study of music and to be able to justify teaching strategies and support those views with this knowledge.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: Fall / Spring
Estimated Total Tuition: $31,414
Location: FairbornOHUnited States

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  • Recitals
  • Music in the Elementary School
  • Basic Conducting
  • Orchestral Conducting 
  • Orchestra Music Education Methods
  • Advanced Orchestra Conducting Lab 
  • Band Methods for Voice and String Majors

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