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Bachelor's in Music Education (BM)

The Music Education program prepares students for a career in K-12 music education through coursework in musicianship, performance, teaching methodology and professional education, and general studies.


Location: Chicago
Start Term: Fall, Spring
Program Type: Major

The Music Education program prepares students for a career in K-12 music education through coursework in musicianship, performance, teaching methodology and professional education, and general studies.

What Differentiates Us

Hands-On Experience

Hands-On Experience

Service learning is integrated into teaching methods; get hands-on teaching opportunities in real school situations.

Weekly Education Lab

Weekly Education Lab

Weekly music education lab cultivates a sense of professional identity and addresses career preparation.

Learn from the Best

Learn from the Best

You'll have weekly hour-long private lessons with conservatory artist faculty and opportunities to participate in ensemble every semester.

Expectations & Requirements

Standards

Access to a wide spectrum of school settings helps students relate real-life teaching situations to their coursework.

Sample Courses

Please consult the curriculum for the Music Education major (Choral or Instrumental Concentration) for additional information

Faculty

Music Education students study privately with CCPA’s outstanding faculty, many of whom are members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

Admission

Applicants must complete the following for consideration:

  • A performance audition on your primary instrument (or voice). Follow the Classical Performance undergraduate audition requirements for the appropriate instrument/voice, unless a specific Music Education requirement is noted.
  • Attendance at the Music Education discussion or interview on your audition date. Applicants who do not audition on campus may be asked to complete a phone interview.
  • In addition to an instrumental audition, piano and guitar Music Education applicants must also take part in a short vocal evaluation.
  • All Music Education applicants must have complete files (transcripts, test scores, letters of recommendation) by the date of their audition/interview.
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