Music Education

OverviewMusic Ed Majors at the 2013 NAfME National In-Service Conference in Nashville, TN

The music education program prepares future teachers to become excellent in their field, because we believe every child deserves an excellent music teacher.

We affirm that "music teachers, more than any other occupational group in music, have the professional expertise and the opportunity to equip both future citizens and whole communities for liberating, powerful musical lives."1

The program meets all the requirements for K-12 music certification in the state of Louisiana. Students pursuing this course of study earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a concentration in instrumental or vocal education. A Master of Arts in Teaching is available in the College of Education, which allows individuals to add K-12 certifications in instrumental or vocal education to their pedigree. Links can be found below.

Music Education Flowchart

To learn more about admissions and departmental requirements, see the University Catalog. For further questions, contact Gregory Lyons.


1. Gates, J. Terry. "Why Study Music?" Vision 2020: The Housewright Symposium on the Future of Music Education.

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President - Amy Royal
Vice-President/President-elect - Elliott Ayo
Secretary - Kathryn Ebeyer
Treasurer - Cody Livingston
Historian - Mary Rudd
Digital Media Coordinator - Shawn Nacquin

Music Education Course Plans

  • Four-Year Plan Instrumental Music Education (FA13-SP17) This document is a work-in-progress. Use it is as a guide only.

  • Four-Year Plan Vocal Music Education (FA13-SP17) This document is a work-in-progress. Use it as a guide only.

  • Course Rotation Schedule (FA13-SP15)

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