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Music Education

Share your love for music with the next generation by exploring principles of music teaching and learning that harness every individual’s innate musicality. Gordon’s intensely hands-on approach means that you’ll begin working in K–12 classrooms during your very first semester of college. As you prepare to teach others, you’ll also hone your own skills through personalized courses, mentoring and ensemble performances. Upon graduation, you’ll be eligible to pursue licensure for K–12 teaching in instrumental/choral/general music in Massachusetts, with reciprocity in 48 states.

Why study music education at Gordon?

Gordon has a stellar 100% teacher placement rate—all our music education majors consistently land jobs after graduation. Here, you will be part of a strong, supportive community dedicated to academic and musical excellence, and to living at the intersection of faith and the arts. You’ll compose and perform in our state-of-the-art facilities and have access to world-renowned conservatories and concert halls in nearby Boston. Gordon faculty and cooperating mentors in surrounding public school districts share best practices and the most current national standards in music teaching and learning.

What careers can I pursue with a music education major?

Gordon’s highly regarded immersive program’s top-level training prepares you for careers in music education, including:

  • Studio teacher
  • Music teacher (K–12)
  • Band, choral, or orchestra director
  • Fine arts administrator
  • Music therapist

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HEAR FROM A GRAD

Cory Seapy

Corey Seapy ’08

D.M.A. in Conducting candidate, University of Missouri–Kansas City Conservatory

“I had so many formative opportunities as a music education major at Gordon. The small size of the Music Department and the caliber and dedication of its faculty were a perfect fit for me as a young musician. For four (very fast) years, I was instructed and challenged in practice rooms, classrooms, on stage and in the dorms by some really top-shelf, committed people.” Hear from others ➔

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Studying music makes you a celebrated part of the fabric that weaves the culture of the performing arts at Gordon. Music students consistently go the extra mile outside the classroom:

  • Share the gift of music making and appreciation with workshops for young families in the local community.
  • Join a performing ensemble, which include multiple choirs, instrumental ensembles, chamber groups, student composition showcases and more.
  • Benefit from professional concerts, recitals and master classes with internationally acclaimed musicians through our professional artist series.
  • Collaborate on entrepreneurial projects to explore how the creative process can generate new approaches to important civic issues.
  • Serve in leadership roles in the Music Student Council or the Massachusetts Music Educators Association annual state-wide conference.
  • Compete in a Concerto Competition to become a featured soloist with the Gordon Symphony Orchestra.

Related Programs

You may choose to continue in Gordon’s Master of Education in Music Education after completing your B.M.

Interested?

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