Music is a precious subject to Dean Howey ’16 and when choosing the right school to pursue his passion, Lebanon Valley College was the only real choice.
Music Education at The Valley
The music education department has a reputation for excellence. Our comprehensive program is dedicated to excellence in pedagogy and performance. Integrating contemporary practices, new and emerging technologies along with traditional teaching methods, prepares the future music educator for the K-12 classroom. We learn to become teachers by teaching! Therefore, field experiences will begin in your first year and are embedded in courses throughout all four years of the program. You will have opportunities to teach in a variety of K-12 music classrooms in local schools.
We believe that good teachers are also good performers, and therefore students are required to have applied lessons, participate in performance ensembles, and have opportunities to audition for special events. A dual degree in four years is possible at The Valley, and many music educators obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree with a specialized concentration along with their Bachelor of Science in music education degree.
Discover Your Degree Pathway
- Prepare your audition to join the Music Department and apply to earn your bachelor's degree in music education.
- Master your degree requirements, from music theory to advanced conducting.
- Pursue related degrees in Music or the Modern Band Certificate.
- Tackle your Pennsylvania teaching certification requirements with the help of a dedicated faculty advisor.
What You Can Do with a Bachelor's Degree in Music Education
Our music education program will prepare you for a rewarding life as a teacher, and with our 100% job placement rate, LVC graduates are well received in the job market. Recent music education graduates are scattered throughout Pennsylvania, and the Mid-Atlantic, and as far as Stockholm, Sweden, and China! Our students have also pursued graduate study in performance, music education, conducting, and compositions at institutions like the University of Florida, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Kent State University, Binghamton University, to name a few.
Meet Our Graduates
LVC offers a rigorous curriculum, encouragement and opportunities to participate in several ensembles, and a very supportive and distinguished music faculty that truly cares about their students.