Music Education

Two students practice their instruments

About the Program

The Culver-Stockton College music program provides students of promise an engagement with artistic expression that reflects the integrity of the human spirit. For over 100 years, the music program has encouraged performers, educators and students to reach for their highest potential. Our music faculty offer a wide range of expertise and specialization and give students the personal attention they deserve. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Graduates of the department have gone on to distinguished professional careers as educators and performers.

What Makes the Program Distinctive?

This professional degree is for students seeking a career in elementary and secondary school music education. Students select an emphasis in vocal music, instrumental music or a dual tract. Students should be aware that this degree has specific course requirements that need to begin during the freshmen year of enrollment.

Beyond the Classroom

Student Run Clubs: NAfME-C (National Association for Music Education – Collegiate) Music Student Advisory Council
Honor Societies: Sigma Phi Zeta
Professional Experiences: Student Teaching
Travel Study Courses: The curriculum encourages travel, whether touring with an ensemble or going on international or domestic musical expeditions.
Service LearningField experience
Awards and Recognition100% placement rate of student teachers seeking a position.

After C-SC

Students hold positions in elementary and secondary schools throughout the country.  Graduates also open their own private studios, hold church music positions and various positions in the music industry.

C-SC Rranked #1 in Missouri as Best College for Employment according to Zippia, Inc.


Creative Expression
Professional Experience
Research & Innovation
Service Learning
Travel Study

Together these forms of experiential learning create an exceptional education for C-SC students, preparing them to excel both personally and professionally.


Portfolio Review
Gallery & Venues
Choirs & Bands
Guest Artists

Get to know our Faculty

Schedule a Visit

For more information, contact:
Dr. Trent Hollinger
Department Chair of Music
Phone: 573-288-6418


The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community founded upon the best values of faith and the human spirit.

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