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Music Education, B.M.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Redlands, CA, United States
The Music Education program in the School of Music of the University of Redlands is committed to excellence in musicianship, teaching, and scholarship in the preparation of future music educators. The School of Music encourages the highest music standards for Music Education majors.
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Course Description

  • The Music Education program in the School of Music of the University of Redlands provides comprehensive preparation in performance, music history, conducting, theory, piano competency, instrumental techniques and music education methods in a Liberal Arts university setting. Students study with world-class artist-teachers and perform in University and professional performances. University ensembles range in size and level, providing ample opportunities to participate: from the chamber ensemble to choirs, orchestra, wind ensembles and the fully staged opera production.
  •  The University's Study Abroad program includes choices of conservatories and universities in nearly every part of the world. Students choose an Instrumental or Vocal/Choral track for their degree and are encouraged to complete the coursework for both tracks. Music education faculty provides a wealth of knowledge and guidance as experienced K-12 and university practitioners.
  • The BM degree in Music Education leads to the School of Education Preliminary Teacher Credential Program for the California K-12 music teaching credential. Students are able to begin School of Education teacher credential coursework with the University's waiver program and have options to include credential coursework and student teaching in their undergraduate studies.

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 include:

  • String Instrument Techniques 
  • Woodwind Instrument Techniques 
  • Brass Instrument Techniques 
  • Percussion Instrument Techniques 
  • Upper-Division Qualifying Examination 
  • World Music 
  • Music in the Elementary School 
  • Orchestration

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • The Common Application, including the personal essay and University of Redlands member questions
  • $50 application fee
  • Official transcripts from all secondary schools attended
  • One letter of recommendation from guidance/college counselor and/or the Common Application Secondary school report
  • One letter of recommendation from a teacher who can speak to your academic ability
  • Students whose native language is not English, must meet the English requirements

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52150 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Redlands

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

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