Program of Study

If you are interested in music and in teaching grades K-12 you should major in music education. A music education major's time frame for degree completion varies with each student, but you can realistically complete 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 admission 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

There are many opportunities for you to get involved when you are majoring in music education at ENMU. A myriad of ensembles and performance groups are available including: Greyhound Sound Marching BandWind SymphonySymphonic BandJazz EnsembleSteel BandChamber SingersUniversity SingersSwanee Singers and chamber ensembles. National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, American Choral Directors Association, Kappa Kappa Psi 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 additional opportunities through ENMU Foundation Scholarships. Additionally, many Eastern New Mexico University students work part-time jobs on campus to help finance their education.

Career Opportunities

Music education majors can look forward to careers including:

  • Performers
  • Band directors
  • Choral directors
  • Orchestra conductors
  • Music directors
  • Singers
  • Arrangers
  • Composers
  • Copyists
  • Musicians
  • Musical instrument sales representatives
  • Music critics
  • Music editors
  • Musical instrument technicians
  • Talent agents
  • Performing arts managers
  • Private teachers
  • Music journalists
  • School music teachers

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

High School Courses

Students interested in music performance should include the following courses in their 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 will take when you're a music education major at Eastern.

Advisor

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Department Chair, Director of Bands, Instructor of Music

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

Phone: 575.562.2377