Music Education with Instrumental Emphasis

SNU’s music education degree is versatile. A combination of theory and practice provides a degree that prepares you for a wide range of work. Our program is nationally recognized for quality through national accreditations from both NASM (National Association of Schools of Music) and CAEP (Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation). This means that we’re just not saying we’re good! Others are putting their stamp of approval on what we do as well. Our classes offer great exposure to experts in the field of education through practicums, observations and student teaching. You also have the opportunity to develop leadership through one of the largest Collegiate National Association for Music Education in the state.

Music Education Careers

When you graduate with your degree in music education from SNU, you’ll have the preparation you need for a successful career in many professions such as:

  • Music Teacher
  • Studio Teacher
  • Free-lance Musician

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Download the Instrumental Music Education Degree Plan


The Program

  • Combines theory and practice to provide a degree that prepares students for a wide range of work
  • Nationally recognized for quality through both National Association of Schools of Music and National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education
  • Exposure to experts in the field through practicums, observations and student teaching
  • Hands-on experience conducting ensembles and performing in musical productions
  • Opportunity to join our nationally recognized vocal jazz group, U Singers

The Professors

  • Experienced teachers at both large and small public schools
  • Have connections across the nation with names like Paris Rutherford and Rosana Eckert
  • Provide opportunities to enhance education and expand portfolios, both of which prepare students for success after graduation

The Preparation

  • SNU graduates hold the knowledge to get great jobs or continue their education
  • Our students have high pass rates for standardized tests post-graduation
  • Our graduates have a reputation for being high-quality, well-prepared music educators
  • We receive calls each year from schools desiring to hire our students