Melanie Gardner ’10 (Band Director, Triway HS, Wooster OH)

Gaining practical classroom experience and developing competence in various methodologies distinguishes Ashland University’s Music Department from the rest. From freshman field experience to senior recital, the comprehensive program offers many opportunities for choral, instrumental, and elementary music specialists. The faculty are accomplished musicians and educators; able to engage students in an active learning process, and are personable during the four-year journey. The quality of education has not only prepared me for the classroom, but was the catalyst to the opportunity to present at OMEA Convention. When you graduate with a degree in Music Education from Ashland University, you are not prepared for a job, but a career.