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Music Education Composite

What is Music Education?


Why should I consider majoring in Music Education?


What will I learn from studying Music Education?


What are interests and values are related to Music Education?


What career fields are related to Music Education?


How can I learn more about Music Education?


What is Music Education?

Music education is a field of study associated with the teaching and learning of music. It touches on the development of the affective domain, including music appreciation and sensitivity. The incorporation of music training from preschool to postsecondary education is common in most nations because involvement in music is considered a fundamental component of human culture and behavior.

 

Why should I consider majoring in Music Education?

If you have a passion for music, and you like children and young adults, then a career combining the two might be for you. To succeed in the profession, you should have a broad knowledge of music, be creative (as a musician and a teacher), and be enthusiastic. You should also have a positive attitude and excellent communication skills.

 

What will I learn from studying Music Education?

The student majoring in music education will develop skills, concepts, and methodologies in the following areas: music, including music theory and composition, musicianship, history, arranging, orchestration, improvisation, and conducting; teaching with technology; solo performance techniques acquired through private instrumental or vocal study; vocal and instrumental techniques, pedagogy, and literature related to solo and ensemble performance; and the relationship of music to other fields of knowledge.

 

What interests and values are related to Music Education?

Knowledge and talent in their subject area
Ability to inspire trust and confidence and motivate students
Group and classroom management skills
Creativity and patience
Ability to understand the educational and emotional needs of students
Responsibility and dependability
Organizational skills
Ability to recognize and respond to differences in students

Communication skills

 

What career fields are related to Music Education?

Public school music teacher
Private school music teacher
General music teacher
Choral director
Band director
Marching band director
Orchestra director
Private music instructor
Church music director
Music director
College level music teacher

 

How can I learn more about Music Education?

OCCUPATIONAL OUTLOOK HANDBOOK
DISCOVER Career Guidance and Information System

 

Contact Source:

College of Performing & Visual Arts Academic Discovery Center
Location: Manwaring 376
Phone: 208-496-9870

Email: CPVAacademicdiscoverycenter@byui.edu