Learning to Teach Music

If you want to be a music teacher, Ashland University’s Music Education program is a great place to start.

This program combines courses in music with courses from our College of Education, which is nationally recognized as one of the best programs in the state. You’ll get classroom experience while training in instrumental, vocal, and general music for a holistic education.

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158
treed@ashland.edu

Auditions and General Information

Brittany Kohut
Administrative Assistant
419.289.5100
music@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

2016 to CURRENT CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.M. Music Education Four Year Guide
2014-2015 & 2015-2016 CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.M. Music Education – Instrumental Four Year Guide
B.M. Music Education – Vocal Four Year Guide

Faculty

Dr. Rowland Blackley
Dr. Rowland Blackley
Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music, Coordinator of Music Education
209, Center for the Arts
419.289.5114 / rblackle@ashland.edu
Music Department
Scott Garlock
Dr. Scott Garlock
Professor of Music
104, Center for the Arts
419.289.5134 / sgarlock@ashland.edu
Music Department
Joseph Lewis Jr
Joseph Lewis, Jr.
Director of Bands
106, Center for the Arts
419.289.5132 / jlewisjr@ashland.edu
Music Department
Dr. Tom Reed, Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158 / treed@ashland.edu
Music Department , Theatre Department
David Steinmetz
David Steinmetz
Technical Director

419.289.5890 / dsteinm2@ashland.edu
Theatre Department
Stefan Swanson
Dr. Stefan Swanson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
207, Center for the Arts
419.289.5648 / sswanso2@ashland.edu
Music Department

Contact Us

Department Chair

Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158
treed@ashland.edu

Auditions and General Information

Brittany Kohut
Administrative Assistant
419.289.5100
music@ashland.edu

Curriculum

Brochures, Course Rotations & Four-Year Guides

Each department provides information specific to its majors and programs to help ensure you choose exactly which major is right for you. Use the supplemental material below to assist you in finding a major that most interests you.

COURSE ROTATIONS & FOUR YEAR GUIDES

2016 to CURRENT CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.M. Music Education Four Year Guide
2014-2015 & 2015-2016 CATALOG DOCUMENTS
B.M. Music Education – Instrumental Four Year Guide
B.M. Music Education – Vocal Four Year Guide

Faculty

Dr. Rowland Blackley
Dr. Rowland Blackley
Director of Choral Activities, Professor of Music, Coordinator of Music Education
209, Center for the Arts
419.289.5114 / rblackle@ashland.edu
Music Department
Scott Garlock
Dr. Scott Garlock
Professor of Music
104, Center for the Arts
419.289.5134 / sgarlock@ashland.edu
Music Department
Joseph Lewis Jr
Joseph Lewis, Jr.
Director of Bands
106, Center for the Arts
419.289.5132 / jlewisjr@ashland.edu
Music Department
Dr. Tom Reed, Chair, Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
Dr. Tom Reed
Chair, Departments of Music and Theatre, Professor of Music
206, Center for the Arts
419.289.5158 / treed@ashland.edu
Music Department , Theatre Department
David Steinmetz
David Steinmetz
Technical Director

419.289.5890 / dsteinm2@ashland.edu
Theatre Department
Stefan Swanson
Dr. Stefan Swanson
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music
207, Center for the Arts
419.289.5648 / sswanso2@ashland.edu
Music Department

Program Benefits

In the Bachelor of Music Education degree program, you’ll:

  • Gain valuable firsthand experience through field experience courses in each year of your program, culminating in a student internship and teacher licensure

  • Learn from a dedicated Music Education faculty who have extensive experience teaching in elementary and secondary schools

  • Potentially benefit from a music scholarship available for music majors, minors, and participants

  • Perform with the Ashland University bands and choirs, including international tours, with past performances in Germany, Italy, Austria, and Spain

Student Organizations

Student Organizations