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Do you want to inspire and guide generations of young minds in the field of music? Are you passionate about music and want to motivate others to perform and love music like you? Then music education is a great fit for you. Whether you want to teach elementary music or conduct a band or choir, music education at Culver-Stockton will prepare you for your teaching career.
The C-SC Difference
Incoming students have the opportunity to perform in any of our many bands and choirs as a freshman regardless of major. From your freshman year, you will be placed in a classroom or a school district to observe and learn about your future career. In your sophomore and junior years, you will not only observe but begin to practice with short lessons in two more schools. During your senior year, you will be placed into a student-teacher position where you will be able to work under a cooperating teacher and gain confidence to take the first step into your future teaching career. Students will also have opportunities to lead small ensembles and rehearsals. Those interested in music technology have the opportunity to take coursework and lessons from day one giving them access to our state-of-the-art recording studios and music technology lab. Our faculty includes national award-winning conductors and ensemble directors, performers sought throughout the Midwest and nation, and experts in music education frequently presenting at state conferences and directing regional honor ensembles.Member of the National Association of Schools of Music
What can I do with a Music Education Degree?
3+2 M.Ed. Program
Beyond the Classroom
- Culver-Stockton Student Teacher Organization (CSTO)
- National Association for Music Education – Collegiate
- Music Student Advisory Council
- Sigma Phi Zeta (music honor society)
- Signature Sounds (music tech club)
- A cappella Clubs – C-S Singers (non-auditioned) and Ocho (auditioned)
- Arts Abroad (international travel course housed within FALA division)
- Musical ensembles
- Freshman through Junior Classroom Observations
- Student teaching in your senior year
- Multiple vocal and instrumental performances each year
- Internships with professional production companies, music houses and independent producers (music tech)
Information About Our Minors
Music Tech Minor: Music tech minors take the complete music technology sequence designed for the majors without the many additional music-specific courses. It compliments other digital majors like graphic design, marketing, communications, web design, technical theater, etc. and can be added to a music education major to round out their knowledge base.
Music Therapy: We have helped prepare several students for graduate studies in music therapy. Oftentimes students will major in music education with a minor in psychology, or double major in music (BA) and psychology.
Pairs well with minors in Art, Communication, Psychology, Criminal Justice, English, History, Music, and Finance majors. The opportunities build confidence in communicating that is vital to many degree holders.