When you have music in your heart, spend your life sharing that joy. The music education degree with a concentration in instrumentalism offers a hands-on study of instruments ranging from low brass to strings. You’ll be prepared to lead instrumental music programs at elementary or secondary schools. Your education classes focus on the science and art of teaching. As an aspiring music education teacher, you’ll observe teachers in their classrooms throughout your education coursework prior to your semester of student teaching.
Band Directors Begin at BU
“The Music Department not only improved my performance skills but added a depth of knowledge and understanding to how music is created. I performed in a wide variety of genres and the works of the great composers. With the skills I obtained at BU, the doors for my musical career are wide open,” says Nicholas Hinkle, class of 2016, and Bluefield High School band director.
Torn between being a band director or performer? You can do both. As a music education major, you’ll have the opportunity to join the Marching Band, Concert Band, and Jazz Band. Feel free to complete the information request form to discuss what it means to teach music in Virginia classrooms today.
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