School of Performing ArtsBachelor of Music Education

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Bachelor of Music EducationCurriculum

Bachelor of Music Education degree students pursue concentrations in Vocal or Instrumental Music; upon completion of coursework, students are prepared to earn a certification to teach K-12 Music in the public schools of Florida and most other states. The BME emphasis includes private instruction in the student’s primary instrument, ensemble opportunities of varied size and scope, instruction in standard music core subjects such as theory, aural skills and history, and advanced topics including conducting, contemporary music, orchestration, counterpoint, and courses in instrumental or choral methods and literature. A cumulative recital showcases performance achievements during the student’s senior year. The capstone project is the Music Education Internship (or “student teaching”) during which the student teaches full time under the mentorship of a supervising public school teacher.

Sample Courses

  • Essential Keyboard Skills
  • Theory I, II & III
  • Theory Lab I, II & III
  • Intro to Music Technology
  • Music Profession
  • History of Music
  • Applied Pedagogy
  • Secondary/Elementary School Methods
  • String Methods
  • Brass Methods
  • Music Education Student Teaching
  • American and World Music

Admissions Requirements

Music Education majors are required to audition to determine entrance into any degree program or minor in Music and to determine talent scholarship awards for qualified students. During this process, students will have the opportunity to showcase their talents and to experience firsthand JU’s performance and art facilities. For more information on the audition requirements, visit

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