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Music Education, B.M./B.S.Ed.
The Music Education program provides you with the thorough training necessary to be a successful music educator in the public schools of North Carolina and the region. The program includes seven semesters of lessons, courses in teaching the various musical instruments and voice, music education methods and materials, and a semester of student teaching. The School offers two concentrations within this degree program:
  • The Instrumental Music concentration prepares students to teach beginning band, concert band, and marching band in middle school and high school.

  • The Choral/General Music concentration prepares students for a career in teaching general music at the elementary school level or choral music at the middle- or high-school level.

NOTE:  Candidates for the Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education (B.M.) also receive the Bachelor of Science in Education (B.S.Ed.) degree. 

Certificate in Music Technology: Music education majors who are interested in gaining additional experience with music technology may choose to complete the Certificate in Music Technology.

For a quick look at the various music curricula, please follow this link to see the Music Degree Checklists.

Our graduates enjoy an excellent rate of placement into teaching positions. The B.M./B.S.Ed. program is jointly administered with the College of Education and Allied Professions.



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