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Music Education

Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education/vocal-choral

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About the Program

In the Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education/vocal-choral program you will develop your personal musicality while you gain practical classroom teaching experience through student-teaching internships and work in the field. You will study lyric diction and the music education curriculum, which includes choral methods and rehearsal techniques. 

Graduates qualify for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Collegiate Professional Certificate to teach music in public schools. The concentration in music education/vocal-choral requires completing the degree with voice as the primary instrument. 

You’ll be taught by faculty who are leaders in their fields, and have regular access to acclaimed visiting artists who come here for concerts, masterclasses and clinics.

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Conducting
  • Music Education Technology and Arranging
  • Music and Social Justice
  • Lyric Diction
  • Introduction to Music Therapy

Music education alumni are:

  • Band, orchestra and choir directors
  • Private instructors
  • Performing arts administrators
  • Arts education advocates
  • Music curriculum specialists
choral students practicing