Music Education
After Laura Rodrigues (Nevin) '04, completed her Bachelor of Music Education degree, she began teaching music locally in the Jefferson County School district.

Music Education

Emphases: Choral, General Music, Instrumental

"Music cleanses the understanding, inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself."
  -Henry Ward Beecher, American Congregationalist clergyman, abolitionist, and social reformer (1813-1887)

CCU's Bachelor of Music in Music Education is for those who love music and want to help others awaken their own musicality. We see music as a pathway to success in other areas of your life, which is why we train our students to be both outstanding musicians and inspiring educators.

The Music Education major at Colorado Christian University will prepare you for Colorado Teacher Licensure in K-12 Music. As a Music Education major, you’ll learn about servant leadership as well as excellence in music. You’ll practice skills such as sight reading, ear training, composition, conducting, orchestration, and improvisation, and you will learn how to teach these skills to your future students. You will also practice your skills as a music educator during a classroom experience.

Music Education in the Christian University

CCU's School of Music shares the Music Education program with CCU's School of Education, which has been recognized by the state of Colorado as a program of excellence. The distinct focus on developing students who are servant-leaders as well as excellent practitioners has earned CCU graduates in Music Education teaching positions in both public and private schools throughout the state.

Prospective students who are planning to major or minor in music are required to audition for participation in most ensembles and for consideration for music scholarships.


Course Catalog
Interesting Music Education classes you might take:
  • Conducting
  • Music K-12 Curriculum and Instruction
  • Sight-Singing and Ear Training
What can you do with a degree in Music Education ?
  • Band Director (Middle School/High School)
  • Choir Director
  • Elementary to High School Music Teacher
  • Private Studio Teacher
  • Substitute Teacher in all subject areas



Dr. Irina Moreland

Affiliate Faculty - Music
School of Music

We emphasize a complete integration of our Christian faith into every aspect of music study and the performing arts to the praise and glory of God. This commitment to spiritual and musical development offers a unique experience among Colorado's music schools, an experience we believe helps build not only better musicians but better people as well.
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Contact Info

Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 303-963-3200

or 800-44-FAITH

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