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Bachelor of Music in
Music Education

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Learn how to teach your passion!

Working in conjunction with Florida Southern College's School of Education, our Music Department offers a Bachelor of Music Education major that prepares you for a professional teaching career in the K-12 classroom.

By pursuing a degree in Music Education, you'll learn concepts and methodologies in music theory, history, orchestrating, conducting, and music performance. Find yourself refining your performance technique through private instrumental or vocal study, while studying pedagogical practices that will allow you to meet the needs of a diverse group of learners.

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There is a separate audition requirement to be accepted into this major. Learn more about the requirements for this major 

Top Reasons to choose Music Education at florida southern college

NASM Accredited

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Florida Southern provides a comprehensive music education curriculum that meets national standards.

Individualized Instruction

Small classes with personable and talented faculty guide you through the journey to your goals in music and education.

Networking Opportunities

Students may join an active campus student chapter of the National Association of Future Music Educators (NAfME), which provides additional educational experiences. Join Delta Omicron or Phi Mu Alpha, our professional fraternities dedicated to music. Participate in SoCo Productions and the Media Industry Club and explore the music business.

Make Music

Do you play string, wind, or percussion instruments? Do you love to sing? Hone your performance skills by participating in one or more of our many musical ensembles.

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Meet our Mocs

Kayla Rosecrants

My favorite thing about my major is the hands-on work that I am allowed to have in my field. We have so many classes that are performance-based and it’s really eye-opening to be able to see how wonderful and talented our department truly is. The professors are absolutely amazing and make me feel so welcomed and special in their classes.

Become the Music Educator of Today and Tomorrow

In EDU 4454 Special Methods in Education, emphasis is given to the research based on effective teaching behaviors. You’ll be prepared to teach in the secondary subject areas using a variety of research techniques, materials, and teaching strategies.

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4+1 Master of Education

Graduate in five years with two degrees. Save significant investment and time earning our prestigious MEd.

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Featured Music Education Faculty

Brian Brink, Ph.D.
- Music Department Chair

I strive to engage every student and provide the essential ingredients that will build a strong knowledge base and a foundation for continued learning. Getting to know each student beyond the classroom personalizes the learning and directs my teaching toward their abilities. Whatever a student’s strengths, leading them to search beyond their reach for progressively new skills, is my approach.

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Clubs and More

The Music Educators National Conference student chapter, which all interested music students are encouraged to join; Delta Omicron, an international professional fraternity open to music majors and minors, Phi Mu Alpha, a music fraternity open to anyone with a professional interest in music regardless of major; SoCo Productions, with chapters across the globe for students to explore the music business, and MIC (Media Industry Club), bringing leaders of the music and media industries together.

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Program Details

Available in: 

  • BM

First-Years

Due to challenges associated with the pandemic, we have waived the requirement to submit a recommendation letter.

All freshman applicants to Florida Southern Colleges full-time degree programs must submit the following information:

Transfers

Applying to Florida Southern as a transfer student is easy.

If transferring less than 24 credits, we also need your:

  • Official high school transcript
  • SAT and/or ACT scores

Additional Admission Requirements for Music Education

  • Upon application to and acceptance by the Florida Southern College Office of Admissions, a student may be accepted into the music major program only through an audition in his or her applied music area. Auditions are offered throughout the school year on an appointment basis.
  • All music majors with scholarships must be enrolled in a major ensemble in their major applied area throughout their program of study (music education majors and music management majors until the internship semester).
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Music Scholarships

Music scholarships are awarded based upon skill level and area of concentration. Additionally, Florida Southern College awards $500 per year to members of an ensemble: band, chorale, orchestra (strings). Ensemble scholarships are only available for non-majors; auditions are required. For information, contact the Office of Admissions at 863.680.4131.

Various Amounts

Minority Teacher Education Scholars

The Minority Teacher Education Scholars (MTES) program is a collaborative performance-based scholarship program for African-American, Hispanic-American, Asian-American, and Native American students administered by the Florida Fund for Minority Teachers, Inc. (FFMT).