Music Education K-12 Licensure

At Western, you’ll train in a pristine setting and welcoming environment that encourages you to create beautiful works of musical art. Our faculty will inspire you to reach your creative potential through diverse performance opportunities and nurturing in one-on-one coaching and preparation.

What Will You Learn? What Skills Will You Acquire?

As a student in Western’s Music program, you will not only acquire valuable performance skills, but also build important critical-thinking and life skills.

You’ll learn how to perform on stage as a solo artist and as a member of an ensemble. We’ll provide you with a strong background in music, including the history of different musical traditions, music theory from past to present, and recording and technology in music.

Beyond the Classroom

Music students perform as soloists and in ensembles several times each semester. Performance opportunities include bands, choirs, orchestras, jazz ensembles, piano, organ and chamber music.

After Graduation

Graduates of Western Music are prepared to enter graduate school or work as teachers, performers, or in the business of music.

In addition to conventional tracks, such as performance, business and education, our students prepare to pursue careers in music therapy, the recording and film industry, music libraries, music publishing, musicology, ethnomusicology and musical theater.

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Faculty & Staff