Instrumental Music Education
The Bachelor of Music degree with a major in instrumental education provides students with the training necessary to be a successful music educator at all levels of instruction. Along with individual lessons each semester on a primary instrument, students also enjoy a curriculum that includes courses in all areas of music education including techniques for teaching brass, woodwinds, percussion, strings, as well as the art of conducting. Students also take classes designed to address issues specific to teaching in the elementary school as well as the high school music classroom. The instrumental education degree culminates with the California Credential Program, providing students with the accreditation necessary to teach in California elementary (primary) and secondary schools.