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A Major in Music Education

Description of Major

This major educates students about teaching elementary and secondary school music.

For more information on studying Music Education:  click here

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in public and private school sectors. A variety of jobs are available for music education graduates, including:

Accompanist Arts Administrator
Audio-Visual Librarian Band Director
Broadcast Technician Choir Director
Chorus Teacher Church Musician
Composer Concert Manager
Curriculum Designer Early Childhood Music Teacher
Editor Educational Coordinator 
High School Music Teacher Lecturer
Lyricist Museum Music Curator
Music Consultant Music Education Supervisor
Music Librarian Music Therapist
Orchestra Manager Private Instructor
Professor  Songwriter
Studio Teacher Technical Writer
Tutor University Music School Administrator


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.



Additional Links


Music Teachers National Association

The National Association for Music Education

National Music Foundation

UC College-Conservatory of Music