Bachelor of Arts in Music Education-Choral: Voice Initial Program - Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure

Overview: Earn Your Degree in Music Education

The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education - Choral: Voice is offered for students interested in teaching music in 21st century classrooms within public or private schools, with a focus in vocal chorus performance.

Available through the College of Fine Arts and Production, our music education for choral vocal program fuses music performance and theory to help you master the art of teaching basic through advanced voice and choral techniques. Review diction and immersion practices, music and classroom technology, assessment strategies and educational psychology before completing a full-time student-teaching component during your final semester. At Grand Canyon University (GCU), learning extends beyond the classroom for music education majors, as you have the opportunity to participate in the annual University Theatre Series.

Curriculum in the music education program aligns with the standards of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC), preparing you for K-12 music teacher licensure.

Degree Outcomes: Foundations of Teaching and Choral Voice Techniques

In the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education - Choral: Voice degree, you enhance your creative talents and prepare for teaching with purpose at the elementary or secondary level. Public and solo recitals, private instruction and concerts throughout the program enhance your stage performance and musical abilities. In conjunction with the College of Education, you acquire the knowledge and skillset necessary to lead instruction, while an emphasis toward global approaches to music education helps build skills for your success as you match passion with purpose.

What You Will Learn: Choral Voice Music Education Curriculum

In this program, you are expected to master the following competencies:

  • Music theory
  • Italian and German diction
  • Vocal pedagogy for K-12 students
  • Advanced choral conducting
  • Choral literature for music educators

Career Outcomes: Careers in Music Education

The music education program provides a balance of theory and practice to prepare you for a future in K-12 specialized education. As a graduate of the bachelors in music education program, you receive training and guidance to pursue teacher certification in any K-12 setting. This certification allows you to pursue a teaching career in private or public schools or develop a privately owned studio.

This program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

Enjoy Grand Canyon University\'s traditional campus experience. As of fall 2014, our 179-acre campus serves a growing student population of approximately 11,000. New modern classrooms, suite-style residence halls, popular dining options, resort-style swimming pools and a focus on creating a rich student life make GCU a top choice for high school graduates and transfer students.

On-campus program disclosures      

* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.