Music Education

Inspire the next generation of musicians

Whether you want to spend your career instilling a love of music in young children, helping older children develop their skills, or working in academia, we have a music education program that will fit your needs.

You can choose from four different areas of emphasis: choral, general, band, or orchestra. No matter which area you choose, you’ll receive a comprehensive education that gives you the tools you need to succeed as a teacher as well as extensive performance experience.

Undergraduate degrees

Perform on a regular basis

As student here, you’ll have numerous chances to perform in our beautiful performance halls.

You’ll participate in at least one ensemble each semester of your academic journey—and you can join multiple ensembles. What types of ensembles you choose will depend on your musical focus and interests. We have more than two dozen bands, choirs, orchestras, and other ensembles from which to choose.

Explore ensembles 

Many of us here at Jacobs strive for excellence in so many facets of our musical lives. Jacobs is a special place, where I feel I can work with students, colleagues, and mentors who have similar passions for high-quality playing and instruction.

Jacqueline Skara, Ph.D. Music Education

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