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Music Education, B.A.

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San Diego, CA, United States
With a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education at Point Loma Nazarene University, you’ll develop your musical abilities through applied lessons and large and small ensemble performance opportunities. You’ll take courses that cover subjects like orchestration, conducting, instrumental and choral music methods, and many more that will support your calling to share music with others.
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Do you have a passion for music? Do you have a desire to share your passion with others? If so, a degree in music education could be the perfect way to refine your talents and acquire a wide range of skills that will lead to many opportunities where you can share your gifts. Bachelor of Arts in Music Education at Point Loma Nazarene University students actively learn instrumental and choral techniques and methodologies, and explore educational experiences such as conducting, teaching, and interacting with local teachers.

A Bachelor of Arts in Music Education can lead to careers such as:

  • Elementary or High School Music Teacher
  • Private Music Teacher
  • University Professor
  • Musician
  • Singer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    128 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Introduction to Listening 
  • Music History and Literature 
  • World Music
  • Faith, Life, and Music
  • Woodwind Instruments 
  • Brass Instruments 
  • Percussion Instruments 
  • String Instruments 
  • Choral and Vocal Techniques 
  • Elementary School Music Methods 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Submit the Application for Admission
  • Submit Two Letters of Recommendation (one academic and one spiritual)
  • Submit Two Essays  
  • Pay the $55 Application Fee Online or by Mail  
  • Send Official Transcripts
  • Submit Official Proof of English Proficiency  
  • Request an In-Person, Phone, or Skype Interview (optional but strongly recommended)
  • Submit bank statement(s) or financial support letters
  • Tuition Fee

    • International

      36350 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 36350 USD per year and a duration of .
    • National

      36350 USD/year
      Tuition Fee
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    General fee: $600/year

    Living costs for San Diego

    • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
      Living Costs

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