Music-Instrumental Track

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Why study instrumental music education at Missouri State?

Missouri State University has earned a reputation as a premier university for aspiring instrumental music teachers in Missouri. The University has graduated an impressive list of some of the most accomplished and well-respected band directors in the state. In fact, MSU graduates teach music as well as conduct orchestras and bands all over the country.

In addition to studying your principal instrument, you can add an endorsement in a field outside of your focus.

With an impressive, experienced faculty and well-equipped facilities, Missouri State offers music educators all the resources they need to become outstanding music teachers for grades K-12.

All Bachelor of Music Education majors must concentrate in at least one major field of performance and perform a senior recital, so you can continue to fine tune your individual musicianship while training to be a teacher. Students study with applied faculty on their major instrument and have the opportunity to perform in solo recitals and with a variety of ensembles.

As a music education major at Missouri State University you will have...

  • One-on-one attention from outstanding and passionate educators, the vast majority of whom have doctoral degrees
  • Extensive time observing music classrooms, in addition to student teaching
  • Excellent preparation for graduate study in music
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