Ohio University

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B.M. in Music Education

Music Education

Bachelor of Music Degree Program

What You'll Learn

Students who major in music education choose an emphasis in either choral or instrumental music. The curriculum provides a balanced program of applied music, theoretical studies, professional education studies, and field work experiences. Emphasis is upon contemporary music education with training and experiences designed to meet the varying needs of today's schools.

Music education students at Ohio University receive intensive musical training on their chosen instrument or voice, and participate in the performing ensembles. They study music history, literature, theory, and conducting. Methods courses help students develop teaching skills in a variety of settings from marching concert, and jazz bands, to elementary classroom and high school choral music. Students also learn about modern technology in education as they work in the school's keyboard, electronic music, and computer labs.

Career Opportunities

Students completing the undergraduate program receive the Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education with Ohio license to teach music K-12. A reciprocity license contract with 46 additional states in currently in effect.

Applying to the Program

All students who seek admission to Ohio University with a major in music must audition. The audition is for both admission and talent-based scholarship decisions.
Admission Requirements

Music Education Faculty

Matthew Talbert, Assistant Professor of Music Education

Richard Suk, Professor of Music Education

Paul Mayhew, Assistant Professor of Music Education

Dorothy Bryant, Professor Emeritus of Music Education

Connect with Us

If you'd like more information about the music education program, reach out to Professor Matthew Talbert.

Matthew Talbert
Area Chair, Music Education
talbertm@ohio.edu
(740) 596-6444