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Music Integrated Studies and Teacher Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #62 (ARWU) Nashville, TN, United States
The Music Integrated Studies and Teacher Education is offered jointly by the Blair School of Music and Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College of Education.
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Students completing the program earn the Bachelor of Music (B.Mus.) degree, majoring in integrated studies/teacher education: vocal or instrumental general for four years; and then the Master of Education (M.Ed.) degree, which requires one calendar year, June through May. Application to Peabody College for the M.Ed. program is made during the student’s senior year at Blair. 

Key facts about the Music Integrated Studies and Teacher Education program:

  • The innovative curriculum offered at Vanderbilt University includes a strong music performance emphasis; a solid foundation in musicology/ethnomusicology, theory, musicianship and keyboard harmony, conducting, and the liberal arts; undergraduate and graduate courses in psychology and education; three practica; student teaching includes at least 15 weeks of teaching in field placements. Practica constitute a wide variety of experiences, including public school, private school, and Blair’s pre-collegiate programs such as Suzuki Strings, Blair Children’s Chorus, and Nashville Youth Symphony.
  • The liberal arts core is adapted to fulfill state licensure requirements for professional educators. The music electives ordinarily associated with the musical arts curriculum are generally devoted to prerequisites for the M.Ed. degree and licensure. Course offerings include Philosophical Foundations and contemporary issues in Music Teaching; Methods and Materials in Instrumental Music, Pre-K through 12; Introduction to Brass, Strings, Woodwinds, and Percussion; Methods and Materials in Vocal/General Music, Pre-K through 12; and Experiential Instruction in Music.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Philosophical Foundations
  • Contemporary Issues in Music Teaching
  • Methods and Materials in Instrumental Music,
  • Brass, Strings, Woodwinds, and Percussion

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

  • All required parts of the Coalition Application, Common Application, or QuestBridge Application
  • $50 nonrefundable application fee, or fee waiver for qualified students
  • Official high school transcript
  • Counselor letter of recommendation
  • Two academic teacher recommendations
  • Optional for students applying for fall 2021 entry:  SAT or ACT scores 
  • Official results of the TOEFL, TOEFL Special Home Edition, IELTS, PTE Academic, or Duolingo English Test if applicable
  • A completed College Scholarship Service (CSS) Profile, if applicable

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Nashville

  • 1183 - 2200 USD/month
    Living Costs

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