Our music education program will train you for an outstanding career as a musician and educator. You’ll perform often and build technical proficiency with studio work. Plus, you’ll be taught and mentored by professional musicians. In addition to your music studies, you’ll take education courses and spend time observing and teaching in local music classrooms. You’ll learn about child and adolescent development, exceptional learners, technology, curriculum, classroom strategies, methods of teaching and more. You’ll graduate ready to be licensed to teach instrumental, vocal and/or general music, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, in Ohio.
Our small setting adds up to big opportunity. Here, you’re not just another talented student trying to stand out from hundreds of others; you’re a valued member of a family. When you first arrive on campus, we’ll assign you a faculty mentor who will guide you until you graduate. You’ll get to know our amazing, dedicated music professors – all distinguished performers who hold degrees from leading musical institutions. They will become personally invested in your success and open doors for you.
Performance opportunities abound. We offer choral ensembles, bands, a full symphony orchestra, chamber music groups, a pit orchestra and more. Many of these groups travel nationally and internationally to places like New York City, China, Germany, Rome and New Zealand. And you can’t beat our facilities. The Freed Center for the Performing Arts and our beautiful Snyder Recital Hall – both top notch.
It takes a special blend of talent, passion and skill to teach music. Rest assured; we’ll help you build a career doing what you love – making and teaching music!