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Music Education

A small group of students in a classroom take notes and listen thoughtfully to their music education professor.

Interested in a music education major? 

The music education program is committed to encouraging and expanding scholarship and teaching practice in new and innovative areas of music education, as well as to developing the practical applications of that scholarship. 

Through strong teaching from faculty both in the College of Music and the College of Education, music education students become outstanding K–12 music teachers, both in Michigan and the nation. 

Supplemental application required
Applicants to the MSU College of Music must also complete the College of Music supplemental application by Dec. 1. During this time, the student's major will appear as music preference in their account. To be considered for admission into the College of Music, candidates must: 
  1. Submit the College of Music supplemental application by Dec. 1;
  2. Submit required supporting documents;
  3. Complete a successful audition.



Music education graduates provide leadership for the music education profession in the United States and beyond. 

Alumni work at: 

  • Elementary schools
  • Middle schools
  • Secondary schools
  • Colleges and universities

Alumni work as: 

  • Educators and instructors
  • Private lesson providers

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