Music (K-12) Education

Chowan University offers a specialized curriculum to prepare students for successful careers in Music Education, for teaching both instrumental and vocal music in grades Kindergarten through 12. Music Education students take courses that include:

Vocal Techniques
Instrumental Techniques (Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Strings)
Elementary Music Teaching Methods
Secondary Music Teaching Methods
Choral Arranging
Marching Band Techniques

Since you will be training to be the head of your own classroom, you will also learn conducting for instrumental and choral engagements including score reparation, rehearsal techniques and concert development. Chowan University’s Music Education program also concentrates on the study of specific techniques and materials for classroom music teaching and for general music teaching in elementary and secondary grades, which includes first-hand work in the field.

Music Education students will also gain and hone skills in real world experiences, learn to respond to a variety of students’ needs, and learn the art of working with parents, other teachers and the community.

View the Music (K-12) Education, BS degree requirements.

Dean & Coordinator

Michael Butrico, MM
Associate Professor of Music, Director of Bands Music, Education Coordinator
Ella Benson, EdD
Dean, School of Education