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Music Education

LVC's Music Education degree has a reputation for excellence. We combine foundational practices with the latest in teaching innovation, technology, and field experiences, starting in your first year and continuing throughout the program.

Lebanon Valley College is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248; Telephone: 703-437-0700,

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With a focus on musical performance and field experience, LVC’s Music Education major is structured so that you will complete classroom placements early on. This ensures you’ll graduate confident and ready to engage students in the art and science of music, teaching them how to express themselves creatively and learn about cultures. Need-based departmental scholarships are available.

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The Audition Process


You will be required to demonstrate your instrumental skills by performing at least one piece of music. Specific requirements for the performance section of the audition vary by instrument.

Written Assessment

In addition to performance, your audition will include a short music fundamentals written assessment; you can find out more details and what to expect on the audition process page.

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In Their Words

LVC’s Music Education Program was amazing because we started observing in the field during our first year. The teachers who hosted our student observers and student teachers were great connections who allowed students to start networking during their first year.
Sarah Benson ’22, Choir Teacher, Norwich (N.Y.) City School District
As music educators, we hold the great responsibility of not only creating great musicians, but sending good quality, creative, caring people out into the world. The future is in our hands, and LVC gives you all the tools you need to be wildly successful in this field. With a stellar team of professors, all the materials you could ever need, and endless opportunities, LVC is a wonderful place to be.
Charlie Aulenbach ’22, K-8 music teacher in the York School District
I recommend the Music Education program to prospective students because our faculty is able to take the time to care for each student on an individual basis. We have a 100% job placement rate in the field because our program is of the highest caliber.
Dr. Warren Gramm, Assistant Professor of Music and Director of Music Education

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