Music Education Major

The Music Education major provides professional preparation for students who desire to become music teachers. Students in the program benefit from our strong emphasis on individual mentoring, development of classroom and musical skills and our extensive field experiences. Students are trained in instrumental, vocal and general music. You will study with outstanding professors from our Department of Music and our College of Education.

What You’ll Love About the Music Education Program:

  • Music Education majors gain valuable experience through field experience courses in each year of their program, culminating in student internship and teacher licensure.
  • Student Internship and other field experiences are all supervised by members of the Music Education faculty, which allows extensive mentoring.
  • Music Education faculty members have extensive experience teaching in elementary and secondary schools.
  • Music scholarships are available for Music majors, minors and participants.
  • You have the opportunity to play with one or more of the Ashland University bands including the Concert Band, the Wind Ensemble, Ashland Area Community Concert Band, the Jazz Orchestra and the Ashland University Eagle Marching Band.
  • Ashland University choirs include the University Choir, Chamber Singers, Women's Chorus and the Ashland Area Chorus, giving singers of varying experience and ability an outlet to experience quality performances and the joy of singing.
  • Music ensembles frequently travel overseas. Recent performance tours have included the University Choir’s trips to Germany, Italy and Austria and the Jazz Orchestra’s trips to Barcelona, Spain.
  • Ashland University’s College of Education is nationally recognized as one of the best teacher preparation programs in the state.
  • There are five full-time and 17 part-time members of the Music Department faculty, each of whom is an outstanding musician with a particular specialty and area of instruction. Professors enjoy mentoring and working closely with you to help you develop your skills.
  • You will always be taught by a professor from your department, never by a graduate student or teaching assistant.