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 prepares you for licensure in kindergarten through twelfth grade music education by the State of Colorado. The program also offers you excellent preparation for graduate school. You can select concentrations in choral, instrumental, or general music.

Choral Emphasis

You'll focus on developing skills related to choral teaching and training by taking courses in applied voice and choral methodology, pedagogy; and literature, and by participating in University Women's Choir or University Choir.

Instrumental Emphasis

You'll focus on developing skills in instrumental teaching and training by taking courses correlating with your applied instrument, instrumental methods, pedagogies; and literature, and by participating in University Wind Ensemble or University Orchestra.

General Music Emphasis

You'll focus on developing skills and knowledge by taking courses in general music methods and literature, musical perspectives, world music, and music theory and history, and by participating in University Women's Choir, University Choir, University Wind Ensemble, or University Orchestra. 

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



Colleen Hope

Adjunct Faculty - Music
School of Music

It is a joy and privilege to teach for CCU because I can openly discuss my faith with my students and how that integrates and plays out in a General Music classroom within a public school system.
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Contact Info

Undergraduate Admissions

Phone: 303-963-3200

or 800-44-FAITH

Fax: 303-963-3201