School of Music

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Music Education

The School of Music offers students majoring in music education a curriculum designed to provide graduates with the needed foundation of teaching skills based on the latest in instructional theory, coupled with the broad knowledge needed to teach at the any level. 

The music education curriculum is designed for students who wish to become school band, choir, or orchestra directors. 

TN Tech music educators consistently excel, lead, and innovate in their professional fields, which includes:

  • receiving graduate fellowships from more than 50 universities and schools of music; 
  • teaching as school band, choral, and orchestra directors and music teachers in over 26 states;
  • serving as professors or administrators at 70 universities and colleges;
  • leading state-wide professional associations;
  • becoming directors of music for major metropolitan school districts.


Music Education Degree Requirements

Students who wish to pursue a degree in music education can choose one of the following programs: Vocal/General Music, K-12 Licensure; or Instrumental/General Music, K-12 Licensure. These degree programs (which both lead to Tennessee Teacher Licensure) also require admission to the Teacher Education Program in the College of Education.

» Vocal/General Music, K-12 Licensure

» Instrumental/General Music, K-12 Licensure

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