Home to the visual and performing arts at Syracuse, VPA supports the creative process and professional development. The College is divided into six areas: the School of Art; the Department of Communication and Rhetorical Studies; the School of Design; the Department of Drama; the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music; and the Department of Transmedia.
CoursesCore coursework covers teaching and the inclusive classroom, foundations of music education, and music in the elementary and secondary classrooms. Sample courses include:
- Instrumental or Choral Rehearsal Techniques in Music Education
- Jazz, World, and Commercial Music Electives
- Adapting Instruction for Diverse Student Needs
- Marching Band Techniques
- Instrumental Method Classes In Teaching Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, and String Instruments
- Technology in Music Education
Practical ExperienceThe music education major also offers learning opportunities outside the classroom for students as a supplement to their coursework.
- Join Syracuse University’s chapter of the National Association for Music Education.
- Attend numerous events in the Setnor School of Music, including master classes, performances, and the Music Education Academy, which brings prominent music education professionals to campus.
- Teach in a variety of classrooms in urban, suburban, and rural settings.
- Network with visiting speakers and professionals to both the Setnor School of Music and the School of Education.
Study AbroadSupport your resume and expand your perspective with a study abroad experience during your time at Syracuse. Known as one of the top 25 international education providers in the U.S., Syracuse Abroad offers more than 100 programs in 60 countries.
Life After Syracuse UniversityWith a degree in music education you can pursue careers including:
- School Music teacher
- Studio Vocal or Instrumental Instructor
- Professional Musician
- Sound engineer
- Music program director