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Music Education

Major in Music Education at Erskine!

Music Education, Grades K-12

If you want to make a difference in the classroom through music, Erskine’s Music Education major is the perfect fit. This degree combines both musical training and educational preparation for students who want to be certified music educators in K-12 music classrooms.

Degree Details: B.S. in Music Education

Choose Your Path

You may choose an emphasis in either choral or instrumental studies. Both tracks include training in choral and instrumental pedagogy alongside foundational classes in general education, including courses in human growth and development and teaching exceptional children. You will also prepare a recital in your chosen field during your junior or senior year.

Study Your Subject

Courses in the major may include:

  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Conducting
  • Choral or Instrumental Music Pedagogy and Literature
  • Elementary Music Methods and Materials
  • Middle and Secondary Music Methods and Materials
  • Human Growth and Development
  • Music Fundamentals and Keyboard Skills
  • Instrumental Methods – Brass and Woodwinds
  • Instrumental Methods – Strings and Percussion

Gain Experience

In addition to fulfilling all state-mandated curricular requirements for certification, the Erskine program provides you with opportunities to partner with music education students from other institutions. You will also gain hands-on experience through your courses and through student teaching.

Kory Vrieze

Applied Woodwinds Instructor
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Lucas Scalamonga

Applied Strings Instructor
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Kim Powell

Applied Voice Instructor
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Layne Mauldin

Applied Percussion Instructor
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Abe Marsh

Applied Strings and Brass Instructor
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Susan Collins

Accompanist-Performance Seminar Instructor
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Music - Applied Voice Instructor

Hannah Timms

Assistant Professor of Music
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Sharalynn Hicks

Assistant Professor of Music
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Associate Professor Of Music

Keith Timms

Associate Professor of Music
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Interested in Erskine?

Erskine College admits students of any race, color, national and ethnic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

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