Music Education


Music Education

The student majoring in Music Education will develop methodologies, concepts, skills and in the next areas: music, including composition and music theory, improvisation, arranging, musicianship, orchestration, history, and conducting and the relationship of music to other fields of knowledge.

The student have to show these competencies through an ample experience. Also the student will work under a college supervisor, and will be credited against the standards for teaching licensing as official by the Massachusetts State Department of Education.

Careers in Music Education:

Elementary/Primary School Music Teacher

Generally they work depending on the school and the ages and grades that they will teach, and usually work in private, parochial schools or public.

Secondary School Music Teacher

Secondary school music teachers usually teach in grades 7th through 12th, and they work in private, parochial schools or public. Secondary school music teachers may teach specifically on one instrument, or several.

Secondary school music teachers may be responsible for orchestra, choir, or leading a school band, and for putting on school competitions and concerts.

College/Conservatory/University Music Educator

Normally, they may be hired for a variety of different levels. Generally they are received in the school as a general music educator to teach areas of music history, music arranging, music theory, or instrumental performance or vocal and also are brought to conduct choruses or orchestras.

Private Instructor

A private instructor, it works giving private class to the students. Normally a private instructor can fix his own honoraria and can only work outside an office or home, and generally they can give lessons of 45 minutes to 1 hour and to program its lessons per week once.

Choir Director

A Choir Director is responsible to investigate, to try, to lead, to select and preparing and presenting public performances of to choir.

Music Education Supervisor

Its responsibility is to coordinate and to direct activities of teaching personnel and also of contract a students in vocal and instrumental music.

Independent Primary or Secondary School Music Teacher

Normally they work of independent way, parochial, private or maybe in cooperative home school programs.

Music Therapist

Generally, a music therapist uses music as an aid in healing, also a music therapist create a treatment plan and applies several strategic techniques to accomplish goals for the patient's improvement.

It's also a unique opportunity to contribute and help to improving the life of patients who are at several phases of recovery.

Music therapists work freelance or in hospitals, clinics, oncology, psychiatric centers, nursing homes and pain management treatment centers.

Music Librarian

The Music Librarian is creditworthy for recordings and cataloging scores, and usually they work in an educational institution or university.