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Music Education, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months


We take a global approach to music education, encouraging you to explore the world's musical heritage and bring diverse experiences to the classroom. You'll receive thorough training as both an instrumentalist/vocalist and as a teacher of music at the elementary and/or secondary levels.

The program emphasizes how to develop and conduct vocal and instrumental ensembles, methods for teaching music, music education's historical foundations, and up-to-date electronic teaching tools. Your supervised field experiences will culminate in a semester of student teaching.

The Music Education program leads to the Massachusetts Initial License to teach in schools and is approved by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Theory
  • Music Skills
  • Survey of Western Music
  • Instrumental/Vocal Method 
  • Orchestration 
  • Teaching Children Music
  • Principles of Conducting
  • Small Inst. Ensemble: Gamelan 
  • Ensemble
  • Int. Music & song of Africa 
  • African Song & Dance 

English Language Requirements

  • 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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General Requirements

The College's portfolio requirements: twelve pieces of original art

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29661 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29661 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    29141 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29141 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    13921 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13921 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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