Music Education at SIUE
The Department of Music is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music and offers the Bachelor of Music degree with specializations in jazz performance, music business, music education, music performance, music theory/composition, and musical theater. The department also offers the Bachelor of Arts with specializations in music, and music history and literature.
Faculty in the College of Arts and Sciences believes students in undergraduate academic programs in music should receive a comprehensive musical background that includes cultural knowledge through the general education program, individual performance, ensemble performance, scholarly studies in music theory and history/literature, and teacher education courses, if appropriate. The intent is to develop skilled and informed musicians, able scholars, and competent and enthusiastic teachers.
The Bachelor of Arts degree, designed for students who wish to specialize in music within a liberal arts curriculum, may serve as the foundation for advanced studies in music. The Bachelor of Music curriculum prepares students for professional careers and advanced graduate study in music performance and music education.
Frequently scheduled concerts and recitals by guest artists, faculty, and students offer an excellent and diverse program of cultural events for the enjoyment of the University community and residents of the metropolitan area.
Degrees Available at SIUE
- Bachelor of Music, Music Education Specialization
- Professional Educator License: Special (K-12 Music)
SpecializationsMusic Education Specialization, Professional Educator License: Special (K-12 Music)
A degree in music may lead to many interesting and productive careers in music and music-related fields. Some of the career opportunities available to graduates of the bachelor’s degree programs in music include teaching in public and private schools; playing professionally in symphony orchestras, studio orchestras, and jazz groups; performing in choruses, recitals, operas, oratorios and musical theater; composing and arranging. Additional opportunities exist in music publishing, music management and sales, music criticism, music librarianship, and private studio teaching.