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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

Program Overview And Requirements

Division Chairs

Dr. Peter Haley
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Choral Music Education

Professor Emily Talley
Assistant Professor of Instruction, Instrumental Music Education

Additional Faculty

Michele Karoub-Holzschu
Adjunct Professor of Music Education