What’s New: B.S. in Music/Concentration in Music Education

27th November 2015

What’s New at IU Southeast?

With the B.S. in Music/Concentration in Music Education IU Southeast offers one of the most popular and career-focused music degrees, at a fraction of the cost of similar programs in the region.

When is it offered?

Fall 2016

What does it look like?

After fulfilling general education and core music requirements, including theory, performance and ensemble, students may choose a track in vocal and general music (K-12) or a track in instrumental and general music (K-12), both involving coursework in either vocal or instrumental methods, instrumental techniques, conducting, educational psychology and other courses important to teaching in schools.

Who should check it out?

Students who desire a sustainable career in music, who are interested in teaching music in public or private schools, in being a school band, orchestra or choir director, or who are interested in church music programs that include an educational component.

What can you do with a degree in music education?

Graduates may pursue teaching, either as a primary focus or a supplement to performing.

Words of wisdom

“We are excited to be able to offer this popular and useful music degree where students who are passionate about music can share that love of music with the next generation. Studies show the importance of early music education for the development of many lifetime learning skills and there is no more important time to teach music than in the K-12 school years.”

Johanna Goldstein, Ph.D., professor of music

Learn more:

Admission is based in part on a music audition and a theory placement test, and students will also be required to pass the on-line CASA test and satisfy other criteria for admission to the School of Education. Approval for a license in music education is in process pending final approval from the Indiana Department of Education. For further information, contact Joanna Goldstein, professor of music (jgoldste@ius.edu) or Greg Roberts, academic advisor in the School of Arts and Letters (grobert3@ius.edu).

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