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.  Through this degree, students develop:

  • strong musical skills
  • self-discipline
  • excellent organizational ability
  • creative thinking
  • strong interpersonal skill

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?

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

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

  • Elementary, Middle and High School Music Methods
  • Instrumental Methods (Brass, percussion, strings and winds)
  • Vocal Fundamentals
  • Non-Western Music
  • Advanced Conducting

Where are internships and partnerships available for students 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.

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