Bachelor of Arts in Music Education-Instrumental: Piano Initial Program - Leads to Initial Teacher Licensure

Grand Canyon Universitys Bachelor of Arts in Music Education program is designed for students devoted to developing their musical abilities and refining performance skills in order to teach in elementary and secondary schools. The music education curriculum is driven by standards created by the National Association of Schools of Music. Additionally, course topics and objectives have been aligned to the Interstate Teacher Assessment and Support Consortium (InTASC) standards.

In the liberal arts setting, in addition to performance, the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education curriculum provides a balanced program of applied music, theoretical and historical studies, professional education studies, and field work experiences. An emphasis is placed on contemporary music education with training and experiences designed to meet the varying needs of todays schools. Students selecting the music education degree program will need to determine whether they want to pursue a choral or instrumental emphasis. Private instruction in an applied instrument or voice is also required.

The mission of our music education degree program is to prepare outstanding educators who can make a difference in the lives of their students. Integral to the music education program at Grand Canyon University is the opportunity for students to perform in public. Choir concerts, voice and piano recitals, as well as smaller vocal ensembles are a staple of the musical landscape at GCU. 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 program is offered in the following formats or locations:

Main Campus

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On-campus program disclosures      

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