Music Education

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Type of Degree: Major

Become a highly qualified, well-rounded music educator ready for teaching in public and private schools. Heidelberg students are prepared to teach instrumental, vocal and classroom music from ages 3-18.

This major meets all State of Ohio teaching licensure standards and has an outstanding placement record. You’ll receive extensive field experience in schools, as well as continual mentoring from experienced music faculty. You’ll choose an instrumental, strings, piano/organ, or vocal emphasis, but receive training in all music teaching areas, allowing for versatility in the classroom.


Become a Triple Threat

Our music education majors have the ability to earn K-12 certification in choral, instrumental, and general music. You can also have a dual emphasis with two instruments. This provides flexibility in your career and makes you more appealing to schools. 

Get in the Classroom

Our students spend time in real classrooms early and often (7 out of their 8 semesters). This combined with opportunities for leadership and internships fully prepares you for your student-teaching experience and future career. 

Become a Music Leader

Heidelberg students can become a member of the Ohio Collegiate Music Educator's Association (OCMEA). This provides opportunities for you to attend the national conference and meet with music educators on campus, which exposes you to the greater musical community and helps you network with professional music educators.


Heidelberg music majors have found success in a wide variety of careers, including positions like Band Director at Walnut Township Local Schools, Choir Teacher at Columbian High School, Director of Bands at Mohawk Local Schools, Vocal Music Director for Bryan City Schools, and K-4 General Music Teacher at North College Hill Elementary.

Joining the Program

After you decide Heidelberg is the place for you, and you've been accepted by the admission office, you can audition for the School of Music and Theatre. All students interested in majoring in music and those interested in participating in ensembles need to complete an audition.

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