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Seton Hill University is an all Steinway School.Share Your Love of Music

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree from Seton Hill University will prepare you to effectively share your love of music with others while transforming lives, schools and communities.

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Why the Music Education Program at Seton Hill University?

As a student in Seton Hill's Music Education (B.M.) Program, you will:

  • benefit from practical teaching opportunities and fieldwork in varied music classroom environments beginning in your freshman yearTeaching certifications available at Seton Hill University.
  • prepare to earn your K-12 music certification in Pennsylvania
  • learn to teach in all music subjects, including band, orchestra, choir and general music
  • enjoy state-of-the-art facilities in our Performing Arts Center
  • become a member of Seton Hill's Collegiate Chapter of the National Association of Music Education
  • experience all of the benefits of our Apple Distinguished School, including a MacBook Air laptop for all full-time freshmen
  • develop professional relationships with your music faculty members that will support your education and your career

100% Placement for Seton Hill Music Education Graduates!

All of Seton Hill’s recent music education graduates have moved forward by accepting scholarships and assistantships for graduate studies and/or positions as music educators in schools throughout the country. Where will a degree in music education from Seton Hill take you?

EnsemblesSeton Hill University's Music Program offers 17 different ensembles.

Seton Hill University's Music Program offers a full range of large and specialized ensembles, in which all music majors are involved. Most ensembles are also open to non-music majors.

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Your Career in Music Education

Seton Hill University has an award-winning Career and Professional Development Center.Seton Hill's Music Education Program prepares graduates to teach in all forms of in-school music programs, from early childhood and preschool through to high school. As a music education student at Seton Hill, you'll have the opportunity to complete all coursework, required student teaching, and academic requirements for state teacher certification within four years.

Seton Hill's award-winning Career and Professional Development Center (CPDC) will work with you, your professors and local, regional and national employers to prepare you with the career preparation skills, internship opportunities and placement services that you need - as a student and after you graduate.

Expert, Experienced Faculty

As a student in Seton Hill University's Music Education Program, you will work with skilled faculty from both the School of Visual and Performing Arts and the School of Education and Applied Social Sciences. Seton Hill music education faculty have:

  • More years of experience than most university music educators
  • A wide variety of experiences with different instruments and ensembles
  • Taught and performed across the country
  • Served extensively in professional music teacher organizations, and present regularly at regional, national and international conferences

Courses That Will Prepare You for (Almost) Anything

The goal of the Music Education Program at Seton Hill is to make you a skilled and confident music educator - no matter where your career takes you. Key courses within the Music Education Program include:U.S. News & World Report Best Value School

  • Foundations of Music Education - In addition to gaining insight into the history of the profession, in this course you will learn foundation skills for teaching music education and visit a broad spectrum of classroom settings.
  • Brass, Woodwinds, Strings and Percussion Methods - Learn to play and teach multiple instruments within each family of instruments.
  • Music Classroom Management - This course prepares music education students to develop teaching content that supports social emotional learning (SEL), as well as other core practices that promote authentic engagement for all students in the classroom.
  • Music Methods for the Inclusive Classroom - Learn music education skills and teaching practices with equity, diversity and inclusion in mind. This course examines early childhood music making up through high school general music programs, and demonstrates how technology and popular music can help students connect their in-school and out-of-school learning experiences.
  • Elementary & Secondary Methods - Learn skills and methods for each area of music teaching. These courses are grounded in real-life teaching experiences through fieldwork and collaboration with local teachers. You will benefit from the opportunity to work with groups and observe all ages and grade levels from early childhood music education experiences through to high school ensembles.

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Audition

In addition to the University's requirements for admission, all music majors must successfully audition for Seton Hill's music faculty to be admitted into the Music Program.