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Music Education BM (Instrumental)

Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education/instrumental

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orchestra students playing music

About the Program

In the Bachelor of Music with a concentration in music education/instrumental program you will develop your personal musicality while you gain practical classroom teaching experience through student-teaching internships and work in the field. Graduates qualify for the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Collegiate Professional Certificate to teach music in public schools. The concentration in music education/instrumental requires completing the degree with a primary instrument of wind band or orchestra tradition. 

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.

The Department of Music also offers a Bachelor of Music with a concentration in performance for students who want to be professional musicians. 

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Introduction to World Musical Styles
  • Survey of the Music Industry
  • Music History
  • Marching Band Techniques
  • Music Education Technology and Arranging

Our alumni are:

  • Solo and orchestral performers
  • Composers and arrangers
  • Band, orchestra and choir directors
  • Music entrepreneurs
  • Performing arts administrators
music students in orchestra rehearsal