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Share your love of music
Prepare to mentor and train young musicians while continuing to develop your own skills as a musician.
From your very first year, you'll get hands-on experience teaching one-on-one or in small groups in preK-12 classrooms.
As state requirements for teachers intensify, we're committed to preparing you for certification in four years, including your student teaching semester.
Our rigorous curriculum will broaden your musical comfort zone and help you grow as a musician, performer and creative thinker. Mentoring from professors who are experienced educators and active performers will build your confidence.
Performance opportunities and more
Take advantage of opportunities to perform in our many choral, instrumental and chamber music ensembles. You won't compete with graduate students in our undergraduate-only program.
Join our very active chapter of the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) in which you'll bond and connect with fellow music education majors and network with music educators across the state.
Get even more hands-on experience in our community music program, which has its own dedicated teaching lab space right here on campus.
Virtually guaranteed job placement
Nearly 100 percent of music education graduates seeking full-time employment are employed or entering graduate school within six months of graduation.
Most become successful teachers at all levels all around the country, but some continue their music studies in graduate school.
Graduates have gone on to graduate school at:
University of Florida
University of Southern Maine
Stony Brook University
University of North Texas
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Eastman School of Music
University of Michigan
New England Conservatory of Music
Peabody Institute of Music
Pennsylvania State University
Graduates have gone on to jobs at:
Milton Area High School
Atonement Lutheran Church
Staats Operette Dresden
University of North Texas College of Music
South Shore Symphony Orchestra
Pinellas Youth Symphony
University of Connecticut
Loyalsock Township School District
Stone Hill Middle School
Jumoke Academy Charter Schools
Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts
Bachelor of Music in Music Education. Susquehanna University believes that educators need to demonstrate professional knowledge and skills in the following four domains of teaching: (1) preparation and planning, (2) instruction and assessment, (3) creating a classroom environment of respect and rapport, and (4) professional responsibility. Collaborative programs between the university and area schools afford a variety of opportunities to develop and demonstrate professional knowledge and teaching skills. Candidates in the Bachelor of Music in music education degree complete the university Central Curriculum requirements plus the following courses with a minimum GPA of 3.00. Piano and organ concentrates must choose to follow the vocal emphasis or instrumental emphasis requirements. The major lesson is in piano or organ, with the major ensemble corresponding to the emphasis selected. Regardless of the emphasis selected, all piano and organ concentrates are required to take MUSC-039 Voice Class.
Each course below must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.
Music Theory & Ear Training
Choral ensembles provide students with unique musical experiences on and off campus.
The Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band perform a wide repertoire in a challenging and rewarding environment.
Pianists and organists perform in a range of solo, chamber, and large ensemble settings on the finest instruments.
A traditional big band and small combos appear at a variety of venues.
Small ensembles offer opportunities to study highly specialized literature.
The Opera Studio performs fully-staged productions with orchestra in addition to programs of opera scenes.
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The program provides the surrounding communities with lifelong learning opportunities for professional music study and enrichment activities in an academic environment, including individual lessons in voice, piano, organ, and most band and orchestra instruments, along with group music classes for infants through adults.
The hallmark of the program is the rich collaboration among music faculty, music students, and the children and adults who take lessons and classes.Read More