Program Overview

Ball State has one of the nation’s leading music education programs. Our music education faculty are national leaders in the profession, and all have extensive experience teaching in K-12 schools.

As a major in our music education program, you will pursue a degree in a fully accredited curriculum, leading to an Indiana K-12 teaching license in instrumental and general music or vocal and general music.

Classes You Will Take

Our contemporary curriculum develops musical knowledge and skills by immersing students in field-based observations and teaching opportunities.

These experiences begin in the first semester of the freshman year and extend throughout the entire four-year program, allowing for consistent growth, authentic assessment and reflection, and a continuous transition into the profession. As a result, you will be better prepared for the complexities of the K-12 music classroom.

Ball State graduates are hired by Indiana schools at nearly twice the rate of any other institution and regularly accept positions throughout the nation.

Curriculum Guides

We have four distinct sets of courses for a four-year music education degree:

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Are you interested in our program? Admission to the School of Music is competitive. As such, we require an audition on voice or a traditional instrument for all prospective students, on top of the University-wide application.

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