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Bachelor of Music in Music Education (B.M.)

The Music Education program prepares students for Colorado Teacher Licensure in K-12 Music

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.

The Music Education bachelor's degree is offered through both the School of Music and School of Education.

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.

Auditioning for the School of Music

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

What can you do with a degree in music education?
  • Band/Choir/Orchestra director
  • Elementary to high school music teacher
  • Private studio teacher
Interesting Classes You Might Take
  • Conducting
  • History of Music
  • Piano Proficiency

Course Catalog

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

About the School of Music

The School of Music equips students with the necessary skills to become expressive artists and effective communicators from a Christian perspective through the discipline of music. Our students use music and theatre to impact culture for Christ, to honor Him, and to share His love on campus and around the world. Opportunities are open to students of all majors and include national and international tours for major ensembles and an on-campus recording studio.

Become a leader in both the world and the church as you learn to combine a progressive and distinctly Christian worldview with classical, jazz, contemporary, and world music. Academic programs range from Music Performance, Music Education, and Music Composition to Worship Arts, Theatre, and Dance. You'll get personal attention from exceptional, creative, and caring faculty who are themselves active performers and clinicians who desire to not only teach, but to also mentor students.

Colorado Christian University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). NASM establishes national standards for undergraduate degrees and other credentials for music and music-related disciplines, and provides assistance to institutions and individuals engaged in artistic, scholarly, educational, and other music-related endeavors.

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