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B.M. in Music – Music Education

The Music – Music Education major at Colorado State University prepares students for teaching choral, instrumental, and general music in elementary and secondary schools.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

This Music – Music Education major at Colorado State University prepares students to apply for music teaching licensure (grades K-12) in the state of Colorado.

CSU’s outstanding music education faculty members are in demand as clinicians, guest lecturers, conductors, and researchers.

A feature unique to the accredited music education curriculum is extensive field experience that students receive throughout their coursework, culminating in a semester of student teaching at the end of the program. Students must select one of two options: instrumental or choral.

Learning Outcomes

Students will demonstrate:

  • Ability to perform music from a variety of historical/ style periods, and exhibit the appropriate skills for musical self-expression in juried performances. These skills include: technique, musicianship, tone, diction/articulation, style, interpretation, sight-reading, rhythm, and artistry.
  • Keyboard skills.
  • The capacity to create original or derivative music.
  • Understanding of the common elements and organizational patterns of music, including musical forms, processes, and structures.
  • Knowledge of music history and repertory, including representative composers and works according to the area of specialization, as well as study and experiences with music in addition to that of the primary culture encompassing the area of specialization.

Potential Occupations

The professional undergraduate music curricula at CSU can lead to personally fulfilling careers as music educators, music therapists, performers, composers, private teachers, and entrepreneurs. Music graduates from CSU have successfully gained employment in public and private schools, hospitals and institutions, and as professional performers and composers.

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“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Options

  • Choral Option
  • Instrumental Option

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