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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.
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.
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
Ability to recognize and respond to differences in students
Public school music teacher
Private school music teacher
General music teacher
Marching band director
Private music instructor
Church music director
College level music teacher
College of Performing & Visual Arts Academic Discovery Center
Location: Manwaring 376