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Northern Vermont University will join with Castleton University and Vermont Technical College to become Vermont State University on July 1, 2023.

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Make a Difference that Lasts with a Music Education Degree from Northern Vermont University

A love of music can take many forms, from an appreciation of certain types of music to performing alone or with a group. Some musicians, though, want to share the gift of music with generations to come by teaching.

The four-year bachelor of music education program at  NVU-Johnson gives musicians who want to teach the skills to make it happen. The program gives you a grounding in music fundamentals and the current structures, systems, and practices in education. You’ll get a challenging, hands-on education in instrumental, choral, and general music methods. You’ll also get help applying for the State of Vermont certification for a music specialization in grades pre-K through 12.

You’ll graduate with the skills, knowledge, confidence, and passion to stand out in the job market and become a successful teacher. Successful completion of the program leads to recommendation for Vermont Educator Licensure with an endorsement in Music Education (PK-12).

Related Careers

  • Teacher or instructor
  • Conductor
  • Music librarian

Potential Employers

  • K-12 schools, public and private
  • Colleges and universities
  • Conservatories
  • Orchestras
  • Ensembles
  • Choirs
  • Choral groups
  • Self-employed (private instructor)




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A female teacher is reading a book to her young students.

“Learning by doing. The experiences I gained from working in a real classroom are more practical than words in textbooks.”

- Na Zhan '14


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