Bachelor of Music Education – Instrumental (Winds/Percussion)

Program of Study

If you are interested in music and teaching grades K-12, you should major in music education. The time it takes for a music education major to complete their degree varies for each student, but it can be earned 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 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. Students can use their musical skills and hold leadership positions on campus through organizations like the National Association for Music Education, National Band Association, American Choral Directors Association, Kappa Kappa Psi and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

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, and 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.


Dustin Seifert

Dustin Seifert

Chair, Department of Music; Director of Bands; Euphonium and Tuba

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

Phone: 575.562.2377