The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education with an emphasis in instrumental music is designed for students devoted to developing their musical abilities and refining performance skills in order to become an instrumental music teacher in secondary schools. All courses are directly aligned with the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) principles and applicable specialized professional associations.
The BA in Music Education with an emphasis in instrumental music provides a balanced program of applied music, theoretical and historical studies, professional education studies, and field work experiences. Students can choose to study a primary instrument or piano as their primary applied area. An emphasis is placed on contemporary music education with training and experiences designed to meet the varying needs of today's schools.
The mission of the instrumental music education degree is to prepare outstanding educators who can make a difference in the lives of their students. Integral to the music education program is the opportunity for students to perform in public. Choir and instrumental concerts and voice, piano and instrumental recitals, as well as smaller vocal and instrumental ensembles are staples of the musical landscape at Grand Canyon University.
The music education program, in conjunction with the theatre program, produces the University Theatre series, which presents a series of major productions annually. Auditions for all of the productions are open to the entire student body. Scholarships are available by audition and interview.
This instrumental music education degree is designed for students interested in becoming certified elementary, middle school or high school music or instrumental music teachers. Graduates are prepared to become informed educators in public and private schools and other settings requiring teacher licensure.
Assignments within many of the courses guide students through approximately 100 hours of observational and practice-based experiences, and the final semester of the program includes a full-time student teaching component. These educational settings must be state-certified environments and mentor teachers must be fully certified. Students and applicants are responsible for contacting their state department of education for licensure requirements and program approval.
* Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information. Program subject to change.