About the Program:
For generations, Fredonia has provided the training of many of New York’s most successful music teachers. Music has been part of Fredonia’s curriculum since the earliest phases of the campus in the 19th century, and the depth and reputation of the program has grown steadily. The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is now one of Fredonia’s leading degree programs, and the graduate of this degree develops a high level of musicianship and is certified to teach music in the state’s public schools.
We believe that a good teacher is a good musician, and good musicians like to make music. Music education majors enjoy weekly one-hour private studio lessons in their primary performance medium with our leading artist faculty for six or seven semesters, plus weekly master classes with other members of the studio. Music education majors have the same opportunities as other majors to participate in auditioned ensembles and to compete for performance honors.
Music education majors receive hands-on teaching experiences in the public schools beginning in the second semester of their freshman year. Typically, students have 200 hours of direct field experience in as many as five different schools or districts before student teaching. Music education majors also receive intensive conducting training and benefit from professional education courses taught by highly specialized faculty dedicated to teaching and student learning.
See a list of the Music Education Faculty