Program of Study

If you are interested in music and teaching grades K-12, you should major in music education. A music education major’s time frame for degree completion varies with the individual student, but you can earn this degree in four years.

Special Services and Opportunities

The music education faculty are committed to responsible academic advising. Faculty members are specialists in their areas of advising and know the current requirements for admissions into the programs they advise. The University also has a reputable record regarding student success in the music education field.

Service and Mutual Interest Organizations

Chamber Singers, University Singers, Swanee Singers, and chamber ensembles. National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, American Choral Directors Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia provide students the opportunity to use their musical skills and hold leadership positions on campus.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

ENMU is committed to helping you finance your education. In addition to grants, loans and scholarships offered University-wide, the College of Fine Arts offers numerous talent based scholarships to its students. Additionally, many Eastern students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

Career Opportunities

As a music education major, you can look forward to a careers such as:

  • Performer
  • Band director
  • Choral director
  • Orchestra conductor
  • Music director
  • Singer
  • Arranger
  • Composer
  • Copyist
  • Musician
  • Musical instrument sales representative
  • Music critic
  • Music editor
  • Musical instrument technician
  • Talent agent
  • Performing arts manager
  • Private teacher
  • Music journalist
  • School music teacher

ENMU Counseling and Career Services offers job placement assistance to all students.

High School Courses

If you are interested in music performance, you should include the following courses in your high school curriculum: school ensembles, private instruction, piano. Additionally, knowledge of basic theory would prove beneficial.

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Bachelor of Music Education degree, including the courses you'll take when you major in music education at ENMU.

Advisor

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Department Chair, Director of Bands, Instructor of Music

Office Location: Music Building (MB), Room 115A

Phone: 575.562.2377