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Music Education: Instrumental


Enrolling in the music education program provides specialization in either vocal music education, and includes coursework in the Holland College of Arts and Media as well as the College of Education, Health and Human Studies. Completion of this degree track grants the student certification to teach K-12 vocal and general music in the state of Missouri.

Southeast’s education program differs from that of many other universities by providing you with extensive field experience, beginning with first-hand classroom training and observation during your freshman year and culminating in a full semester of student teaching during your senior year.  Our program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. For more information, visit Music Education

What You'll Do

  • Grow as a musician through the study of your main instrument, secondary instruments and conducting.
  • Deepen your skill and understanding of the art of teaching music.
  • Perform in a wide range of performing ensembles, such as Wind Symphony and Marching Band
  • Gain real-world experiences through Project Based Learning, professional organizations such as NAfME Collegiate, and a sequence of 4 semesters of field experience in local schools.

What You'll Study

  • ME222 Principles of Teaching Music
  • MM102 Basic Harmony & Form
  • MM314 Instrumentation & Arranging
  • MU3XX Instrumental Ensemble

College of Education, Health, and Human Studies

Holland College of Arts and Media

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Internships & Career Opportunities

  • Public School Music Teacher
  • Private School Music Teacher
  • Church Musician
  • Private Lesson Instructor
  • 4 semesters of field experience, culminating in a semester-long student teaching internship in area schools

Graduate School Opportunities

  • Illinois State University
  • Indiana University
  • Longy School of Music
  • Washington University


Costs at Southeast