The Bachelor of Music in Music Education prepares students to teach general, vocal, and instrumental music in Pre K–12 schools.
About the Major
There are two different concentrations for Music Education majors: Choral and Instrumental.
- Music education majors specializing in choral education learn pedagogical skills such as diction, managing choral performance groups, conducting, vocal auditions, and program building.
- Instrumental music education majors specialize in one instrumental family: brass, percussion, strings, or woodwind instruments.
The Music Department offers courses that teach the psychology and principles of music teaching to children, including history, philosophy, types of school programs, and organization of instruction. Students develop reading and writing skills by reviewing current practices in music education pedagogy and performance such as teacher observations, trade journals, online resources, and conference publications.
In addition to class and studio experience, Ohio Wesleyan offers a variety of ways for you to encounter the world of music. In Travel-learning Courses, you and your classmates and professors will combine theory and practice in a global context. These experiences combine to make you a more sophisticated thinker and a better musician.
Music Education Conference
The NAfME Collegiate chapter at OWU (National Association for Music Education) attends the annual Ohio Music Education Association conference each year. The OMEA conference is one of the largest state music education events in the country and offers a special opportunity for our future music teachers to hone their pedagogy and performance with musicians, educators, and researchers from all over the country.
High-quality digital video and audio recording equipment in the George H. Leland Recording Studio is used to record performances in Jemison Auditorium.