Music Education, Instrumental

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The Department of Music offers a Bachelor of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Education, preparing students to teach and supervise music in school settings ranging from preschool to senior high school. Music education majors work towards State of Kansas certification in K-12 schools.  

Music Education students generally choose instrumental or vocal music as their area of emphasis. In addition to in-depth study in the student’s major applied area, the program provides comprehensive coursework in the various aspects of music education: conducting, teaching methods, and development of proficiency in woodwind, brass, string, piano, voice, and percussion instruments. Students explore and develop teaching skills through early field experiences in classrooms.

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  • About the Instrumental Music Education Option
  • Career Options
  • Admission Requirements

The favorable student/teacher ratio in the Pittsburg State University Department of Music ensures that students will work with specialists in all standard areas of instrumental study. As active performers themselves, these faculty bring a wealth of insight to the practice of musical instruction and coaching. Students in this program will enjoy numerous opportunities for performance experience in solo and chamber contexts, as well as in a great variety of large ensembles.

The facilities at Pittsburg State include superb performance venues, including the critically-acclaimed Bicknell Family Center for the Arts and the Sharon Kay Dean Recital Hall. Students have access to excellent instrumental resources across the university, including professional-level percussion instruments, outstanding grand pianos, harpsichords, and the Fisk Opus 106 organ.

  • Music Educator, PreK-12
  • Preparation for pursuing a master's degree

About Music Department

The Department of Music at Pittsburg State University is an accredited member of NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music.

Our department averages 100 music majors and 40 minors, and 200 non-music majors per semester, and is staffed by 13 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members. Please explore our website for complete information concerning our programs, degrees, faculty, scholarship auditions, upcoming performances, and other areas of interest.

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