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Bachelor of Music Education
Music Education Composite: Band (B.M.Ed.)
The Bachelor of Music in Education (BMED) is a professional degree designed to prepare students for a music teaching career specializing in band, orchestra, or choir. Students will prepare to qualify for a K-12 teaching certificate. Students are given opportunities to teach in local schools, a university ensemble, in addition to a full semester of student teaching as the culminating experience.
Symphony Band led by Diane Soleberg
Gain Hands-On Experience
In this degree program you will prepare for a career as a Professional Music Educator through immersive hands-on teaching experiences in our local middle school, high school, and university-level band classrooms as a student-teacher in addition to specific courses focused on concert band, jazz ensemble, and marching band teaching strategies and instruction.

A consistent focus on your advanced development as a musician, performer (on your primary instrument), and developing conductor will be a large part of this degree experience in addition to additional teaching philosophy and instrument pedagogy courses. All of these hands-on experiences synthesize to prepare graduates to confidently and competitively enter the music education profession as a certified educator in a field that they understand and love.

Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Music Education with an emphasis in Band have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
Middle School/Junior High School Music Teacher
Help students start a lifelong love for music by teaching woodwind, brass, and percussion. Guide them in learning the basics of how to play and take part in an ensemble by performing various musical pieces.
High School Music Teacher
Work with skilled woodwind, brass, and percussion students to help them grow their musical talents. Prepare and direct band ensembles for concert, school, and public performances.
Private Music Teacher
Offer in-depth mentoring and support for music students in middle school, high school, and beyond. Become a vital part of a student’s musical journey with one-on-one training.

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in Music Education with an emphasis in Band, start with one of the following major-specific courses.

Students are required to audition for this major and participate in an ensemble each semester.

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