Music has the ability to enhance virtually any aspect of life, including our ability to learn. Thus, music teachers not only offer musical instruction, they offer skills that are useful in studying other subjects. The secondary teaching emphasis offers you the tools necessary to train future musicians.


  • This emphasis offers a comprehensive study of skills in band and orchestral instruments: brass, strings, woodwinds and percussion.
  • Additional courses focus on electronic music, conducting, vocal pedagogy and music education.

Career opportunities

The secondary teaching emphasis is intended specifically for students who plan to teach in a music program in grades K-12.