Music Education

Course Overview

As a Music Education major, you will develop your own musicianship while learning how to teach others to enjoy and appreciate music.

  • Be the consummate musician and teach by sharing your knowledge and musicianship with aspiring musicians, through the dynamic and challenging student/teacher experience.
  • Become a better musician by learning to play and teach multiple instruments. Learn to sing a wide variety of vocal repertoires in order to teach your choirs how to sing.
  • Learn from your peers and assume leadership roles with TCU’s wide variety of music ensembles.
  • Gain practical knowledge through field observations, pre-student teaching experiences, and student-teaching.

Course Examples by Year

Fr

Introduction to Music Education
Ear Training
Theory
Studio Lessons
Class Piano
Ensemble

So

Conducting
Ear Training
Theory
Instrumental or Vocal Technique
Field Experience (music teacher observation)

Jr

Music History
Form & Analysis
Education Courses
Methods classes for choral or instrumental, which include team teaching in local schools

Sr

Orchestration
Recital
Education courses
Student Teaching

You may choose an Instrumental or Vocal concentration.

Where Graduates Go

Recent Music Education graduates are highly recruited and have a track record of 98 percent placement in teaching positions within one semester of graduation. Graduates enjoy dynamic careers in prestigious public and private schools.