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Music Programs

This is where musicians become everything they’ve dreamed.

Our degrees span all music professions, from education to performance to therapy. We also have minors in music and jazz studies.

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B.Mus.Ed. in Music Education

It takes musicians like you to teach the musicians of tomorrow. Use your gift to inspire and train the next generation of music makers.

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Program Highlights

Content
  • Mentoring from experienced professionals
  • Support from the Mastodon community
  • A prestigious Purdue degree

Accreditation

Programs offered by the school are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the American Music Therapy Association.

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Scholarships

 

Looking for ways to make paying for college a little easier? ScholarshipUniverse is a tool for current and admitted Purdue Fort Wayne students that allows you to create an academic profile and connect with scholarship opportunities.

For more information about all the scholarships available at Purdue Fort Wayne—including opportunities for specific programs—you can visit the Office of Financial Aid or contact us at [email protected].

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Requirements and Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum and diverse requirements will challenge you to go further than you ever imagined. Check out what you can expect as you advance through our program.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate mastery of skills needed for high quality music teaching and performing
  • Collaborate and engage with diverse learners and communities
  • Think and reflect critically on varied pedagogical approaches
  • Identify and implement creative musical experiences for 21st-century learners
  • Exhibit professionalism that elevates the value of music education
  • Demonstrate their knowledge of music education history, philosophy, methodologies, and repertoire, and their ability to apply musical and pedagogical knowledge to the pre-K–12 classroom setting; upon completion of the coursework and student teaching, students are prepared to apply for state license in pre-K–12 choral/general music or pre-K–12 instrumental/general music

Upon completion of this degree, all School of Music students will be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of music theory sufficient to analyze musical forms, structures, and styles to create within basic musical structures; and to relate theoretical concepts to sound
  • Demonstrate performance ability as ensemble members, as conductors, and as soloists on both a primary instrument and a secondary instrument
  • Demonstrate knowledge of history and literature of Western and non-Western music, with an understanding of the social, political, and cultural impacts that shaped music history
  • Demonstrate proficiency in utilizing appropriate technology to notate and create music, to investigate and report scholarly research, and to support the specific demands of the professional degrees
Next stop: a successful future.
  • Band or Choral Director
  • Conductor
  • Teacher