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Educators inspire and change students’ lives. If you want to teach music in a K-12 setting, the Bachelor of Music in music education degree qualifies you for certification in New Hampshire and neighboring states in only four years’ time. Students demonstrating musical skill and a firm commitment to leading school students to artistic success may be admitted to this program. You’ll study music performance, theory, analysis and history, as well as teaching methods and human development. You’ll be able to select an emphasis in vocal or instrumental music. Come prepare yourself to share your love of music through teaching!
Music education is central to what we do. Approximately two-thirds of our students are music education majors, and all recent graduates who have sought employment as teachers have been successful. At UNH, you’ll work with renowned faculty who had significant careers as K-12 music educators. Your coursework will cover both the theory and practice of teaching, and you’ll gain valuable teaching experience through programs like Summer Youth Music School and the UNH Youth Band and Youth Orchestras. You’ll hone your own personal musicianship through private study, chamber music and some of the best performing ensembles in the region.
This form is only for prospective students who are not already enrolled at UNH. If you are a current UNH student and interested in this program, please reach out to the contact on this page.