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Music Education - Instrumental, Bachelor of Music

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


It provides skilled musicians the opportunity to develop expertise as a classroom teacher and ensemble director in K-12 music programs. Much like the Music Performance degree program, students also study applied music on a principal instrument or voice with the artist-faculty and perform in large ensembles. Music Education students are held to the same high standards as those in other music degree tracks.

The BME degree has three concentrations: General Music (Elementary), Instrumental, and Choral. Coursework is completed at both the CSU College of Education and the Schwob School of Music. Field experiences provide "real-world" experiences for students to transfer directly to the classroom after graduation. This music education faculty specialists, along with applied and ensemble faculty, mentor students through this demanding program, a relationship which continues after graduation. Upon completion of this program, students receive the BME degree and qualify for Georgia Teacher Certification in Music K-12.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree program makes up approximately half of the Schwob School of Music's student population. It continues to serve the state and region with outstanding professional educators who advance the art of music among our youth.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  •  Music Theory 1
  •  Music Theory 2
  •  Music Skills 1
  •  Music Skills 2
  •  Music History to Mozart
  •  Music History Beethoven to Present
  •  String Methods
  •  Woodwind Methods
  •  Brass Methods
  •  Percussion Methods
  •  Jazz and Vernacular Music Methods
  •  Basic Conducting
  •  Intermediate Conducting
  •  Introduction to Music Education
  •  Secondary School Choral Methods
  •  Marching Band Tech (wind/perc stu)
  •  Technology in Music Education

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A minimum high school GPA of 2.5 for those who have not attended college/ university is required. 
  • A minimum college/ university GPA of 2.0 for those who have attended college/ university and eligibility to return, is required.
  • Prospective music majors must demonstrate basic aptitude in a performance medium through a placement audition and interview. Transfer students should call the Schwob School for additional audition requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    9222 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9222 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    2613 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2613 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Columbus

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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