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Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in music education (BME) degree is designed to prepare future teachers for group instruction in all areas of music for grades K-12. The program demands a high level of musical skills and knowledge following the philosophy that "Superior Teaching emerges from Superior Musicianship." The course of study includes psychology, management and leadership courses vital to effective music educators.
For more information, see the UT catalog for the Music Education four-year degree plan.

Career Opportunities

  • teach music at all levels (K-12) in public and private schools
  • perform music professionally
  • teach privately
  • may continue music education or music performance studies at the graduate level

Topics of Study

  • private studio instruction
  • music ensembles
  • music theory and musicianship
  • music history
  • world music
  • learning theories
  • classroom management
  • conducting
  • instrumental and voice techniques classes
  • teaching internship

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • ensemble performances: bands, choirs, orchestra, jazz, interactive arts, chamber ensembles
  • solo junior recital
  • master classes with guest artists
  • annual Visiting Composer Festival
  • concert tours

Audition Requirements

See audition requirements for the Bachelor of Music in music education.

Audition Information

Music Audition

Students desiring to major or minor in music must successfully audition for acceptance into the Department of Music.

Request a Music Audition