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Bachelor of Music in Music Education – On Campus

Teach and Mentor Through Music

Music enriches the lives of people of all ages. You will gain a biblical foundation for teaching the technical and expressive aspects of making music. Hands-on training and events will challenge you to become a well-rounded musician with both superb skills and valuable experience.

Credit Hours

Career Potential:

    You will be prepared to impact people through music in various careers, such as:

    • Elementary School Music Teacher
    • High School Music Teacher
    • Private Music Studio Instructor
    • Choir Director
    • Musician
    • Worship Leader or Worship Pastor

    What Will You Learn?

    In all of the programs at CSU, you’ll be interacting with small class sizes and professors who really care and desire to mentor you. You’ll not only receive quality academics to prepare you for your career, but discipleship to prepare you for life.

    Performance experience with distinguished faculty

    Participate in a choral ensemble, recitals and concert events throughout the year! Learn more here. You will be mentored in musical excellence, as well as learn to compose, arrange and conduct music.

    Solid biblical philosophies of music and education

    Cultivate your passion to use your musical talents to honor God and move people. You will learn from a biblical perspective to lead others professionally and with integrity.

    Mentoring others in music development and performance

    Learn to create engaging lessons to help students develop their love for music in one-on-one and class settings. You will gain experience student teaching in both public and private schools.

    Your Courses

    Each of your courses will be taught from a biblical worldview, and you’ll learn with an intimate group of peers led by professors who care about your success.

    All courses are 3 credits unless noted.
    Course Descriptions can be found in the catalog.

    First Year
    Fall Semester
    Spring Semester
    • CSU First Year Experience [CSU101] – 0 credits
    • Principles of Bible Study [BI100]
    • Expository Writing [EN105]
    • College Math I [MA102] or Math Elective
    • Music Theory I [MU101]
    • Aural Skills I [MU104] – 2 credits
    • Class Percussion [MU323] – 1 credit
    • Concert Choir [MU370] – 0 credits
    • Applied Music Major I – 1 credit
    • Class Piano I or Applied Music Secondary – 1 credit
    • Introduction to Education [ED201]
    • Music Theory II [MU102]
    • Aural Skills II [MU209] – 2 credits
    • Class Woodwinds [MU326] – 1 credit
    • Concert Choir [MU370] – 0 credits
    • Building a Biblical Lifestyle [TH120]
    • Theology Survey [TH211]
    • Applied Music Major II – 1 credit
    • Class Piano II or Applied Music Secondary – 1 credit

    This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

    Second Year
    Fall Semester
    Spring Semester
    • Bible Survey [BI111]
    • Living Well [HP101] – 1 credit
    • American Literature I [LI221C]
    • Music Theory III [MU201]
    • Class Strings [MU324] – 1 credit
    • Concert Choir [MU370] – 0 credits
    • Speech Communication [SP100]
    • Applied Music Major III – 1 credit
    • College Math II [MA104] or Math Elective
    • Music Theory IV [MU202]
    • Group Vocal Technique [MU306] – 2 credits
    • Class Brass [MU332] – 1 credit
    • Concert Choir [MU370] – 0 credits
    • Child and Adolescent Development [PS204]
    • Theological Distinctives [TH308]
    • Applied Music Major IV – 1 credit
    • Music History Elective – 1 credit

    This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

    Third Year
    Fall Semester
    Spring Semester
    • Junior Recital [MU342] – 1 credit
    • Concert Choir [MU370] – 0 credits
    • Conducting [MU401}
    • Worldviews: Humanities and Science [PH206]
    • Introduction to Special Education [SED320]
    • Senior Seminar [TH480]
    • Applied Music Major V – 1 credit
    • Music History Elective – 2 credits
    • Educating the English Learner [ED422]
    • Teaching Music in Secondary Schools [ED424] – 2 credits
    • World Religions [EV220]
    • Orchestration [MU316]
    • Concert Choir [MU370] – 0 credits
    • Psychology of Learning and Education [PS308]
    • Applied Music Major VI – 1 credit
    • Music History Elective – 2 credits

    This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

    Fourth Year
    Fall Semester
    Spring Semester
    • Assessment of Learning [ED212]
    • Teaching Music in Elementary Schools [ED323] – 2 credits
    • Senior Education Seminar [ED421] – 1 credit
    • Literacy Development and Instruction in Core Secondary Courses [LY312]
    • Concert Choir [MU370] – 0 credits
    • Senior Recital [MU442] – 1 credit
    • Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom [SED413]
    • Applied Music Major VII – 1 credit
    • Student Teaching Seminar [ED432] – 0 credits
    • Student Teaching I [ED434] – 6 credits
    • Student Teaching II [ED436] – 6 credits

    This is an example of what your course schedule may look like; your actual schedule will be determined when you register.

    Make excellent music. Mentor others.

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    The difference between existing and living resides in our ability to enjoy the arts…My job as a music teacher will be to prepare individuals for life outside of their career. I get to study the command God has given us for thousands of years; praising him through song.

                                                                                                            

    Program Highlights 

    • You will be eligible to apply for Pennsylvania state certification and from the Association of Christian Schools International (ACSI) for teaching music in grades PreK-12.
    • You can easily transition into Clarks Summit University’s Master of Education program.
    • Add a Special Education minor for additional teaching opportunities!

    Impact lives through music!

    You will be equipped to teach students to pursue excellence in their music and use it to reach people in unique ways.

    An essential step in beginning a major in music is the audition. Its purpose is to evaluate your background and determine your potential as a music student. The audition contains three components: performance, interview and questions/answers. As part of the audition, you will need to perform two to three contrasting works from the standard repertoire in your field of study. We highly recommend early auditions for all applicants. Auditions can be scheduled as part of a campus visit.

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