Music Education Major

Where Music Meets the Mountains

Brevard College

Music Education

Brevard College’s Music Education major is a professional degree program leading to K-12 licensure. You'll have multiple opportunities to observe teachers in the field and hone your skills in performance, teaching, and conducting.


National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) Accredited 

With a Brevard education, you'll develop both the musical and interpersonal skills that matter to your chosen career path: communication, collaboration, problem-solving, leadership, professionalism, and personal accountability.


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About the Music Education Program


Scholarships are available to both majors and non-majors!

Ensemble awards for non-majors range from $1,000 to $2,000 and add to other financial aid including awards including the Half-Tuition or Merit Scholarship.

Music major awards replace the Half-Tuition or Merit Scholarship and can range from $14,000 to $18,000.

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  • You’ll develop performance skills as a soloist and ensemble member.
  • You’ll learn and lead others in the rudiments of voice, keyboard, woodwind, brass, string and percussion instruments
  • You’ll develop skills as a conductor and get hands-on experience leading BC ensembles.
  • You’ll observe teachers in the field and complete a semester-long teaching internship.

Brevard's Music Education graduates have gone on to:

  • Teach elementary, middle and high school music
  • Teach K-12 special needs students
  • Win outstanding teacher awards in their counties
  • Collaborate with legislators on new training standards for NC teachers
  • Pursue graduate degrees in performance, music education and pedagogy
  • Teach at the college level

Music Education majors receive a Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music Education with K-12 teacher licensure.

"I highly recommend Brevard for the opportunity to expand your thinking, enlighten your experience and to grow as a person."

- Cynthia 
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