Music Education: K-12 | Instrumental or Vocal

Music Professor

Enriching Talent and Teaching Skills.

Music Education students are passionate about teaching young people and fostering their talent and interest in the musical arts. Throughout the coursework of the degree program, you'll develop:

  • Creative Thinking
  • Excellent Organizational Ability
  • Self-discipline
  • Strong Interpersonal Skills
  • Strong Musical Skills

What distinguishes Cornerstone's Music Education program?

Megan Tibbits '10 | Major: Vocal Music Education | Professional Musician & Educator in Los Angeles, CA

"Being at CU shaped me into the person I am today and is where God began to plant dreams in my heart for music. I am so grateful for my time at CU, the friendships made, the mentorship of incredible leaders, and the way God used CU to play a big part in propelling me into my destiny."

What can I do with a major in Music Education?

With a degree in Music Education, you may choose to seek a position as a...

  • School Band Director
  • School Choir Director
  • Music Educator (K-12)

How can I complete my degree program in four years?

Download sample degree plans for a major in Music Education.

4 Year Music Education: Instrumental Emphasis Degree Plan

4 Year Music Education: Vocal Emphasis Degree Plan

Where are placements available for student teachers in the Music Education program?

All Music Education students are required to take a Teacher Assistant Practicum as well as a full semester of student teaching. The music and teacher education divisions work with all the surrounding school districts to place students.

With a major in Music Education, what classes will I take?

Advanced Conducting: Choral or Instrumental | MUS-352 or MUS-353

Develop mastery of conducting skills (physical, aural and theoretical) with several opportunities for practical application within a laboratory setting.

Non-Western Music | MUS-326

Survey traditional music from the world's non-Western cultures and the various methods of ethnomusicological research, acquiring objective listening skills through the study of the traditional music of China, Japan, Southeast Asia, India, and the Arabic countries as well as other cultures such as American Indian, Australian Aborigine, African, and Micronesian.