Program Overview

Music educators nurture students to build a life-long love of music while teaching them how to perform and appreciate the musical arts.

Johnson’s Music Education degree leads to state licensure as a K-12 vocal/general music teacher. Graduates are able to effectively manage a classroom, lead a variety of music ensembles, and help students discover musical passions and achieve their full potential.

The program meets National Association of Schools of Music standards.

Apply for the program:

  • After acceptance to the university, fill out an additional application to the Music Education program.
  • Perform a primary-instrument audition. See below for audition details.
  • During the audition, complete the Music Reading Diagnostic Examination (MRDE).

Audition Information

All students who wish to enter this degree program must perform an audition for the faculty of the School of Communication and Creative Arts on their primary instrument.

Students Enrolling Fall Semester, 2021:
Schedule an audition during Royal Welcome, July 15-16, 2021. Contact for an appointment.

Students Enrolling Spring Semester, 2022:
Contact for an appointment.

International students or domestic students with circumstances that prevent them from traveling to campus to audition during any of the indicated days must notify the appropriate program director to alert them of the situation. The program director will work with each of these students on an individual basis to schedule an audition.

If you have additional questions, contact . For a full description of all Music Education degree requirements, see the academic catalog.

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