The Bachelor of Music, Music Education Concentration is a professional degree program that prepares students for teaching choral, instrumental, and general music in elementary and secondary schools. This degree prepares students to apply for music teaching licensure (grades K-12) in the state of Colorado. CSU’s outstanding music education faculty members are in demand as clinicians, guest lecturers, conductors, and researchers. A feature unique to the accredited music education curriculum is the extensive field experience that students receive throughout their coursework, culminating in a semester of student teaching at the end of the program. Students must select one of two options: instrumental or choral.

Program-level Learning Objectives

  • Develop and apply musical skill that can be flexibly applied and adapted to a multifaceted array of K-12 music learning contexts.
  • Develop practice-based pedagogical skills appropriate for music learning in K-12 music education contexts.
  • Apply and develop instructional acumen through practica and professional internships in K-12 contexts.
  • Understand and evaluate curricula and instructional resources appropriate for the K-12 music education context.


Music Audition

In addition to applying to CSU through the Office of Admissions, a successful audition with CSU Music faculty is required for entrance into the B.M., Music Education Concentration. Please visit the music website for Music Audition Information.

Music Program Fee

A music program fee is assessed with undergraduate and graduate music majors and minors, per semester. The fee does not apply to the following students: online degree students, summers-only master's degree students, music therapy students in an internship off-campus, music education students who are student teaching off-campus, and music minors who are not actively enrolled in any lessons or ensembles. Please visit the Office of the Provost and Executive Vice President for special course fees.