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Music Education

Bachelor of Music Major

What will I learn?

Regardless if you choose vocal education or instrumental education, your distinctive classroom experience will be broad and deep, exposing you to a wide variety of history, theories and methods. You will be taught by faculty who are dedicated to making you the most effective and successful K-12 music teacher you can be. Take a look at the types of classes you'll be experiencing.

You will learn about the assessment, planning, teaching and evaluation sequence for teaching. An emphasis will be placed on understanding the "whys" of the process. A wide variety of teaching models and instructional strategies will be presented as a means to encourage your critical and creative thinking, problem-solving abilities and the application of knowledge and skills. And you will spend a minimum of 10 hours on-site working with a host teacher and his/her students in a nearby middle or high school.

Creating great educators

Simpson has a long and rich history of preparing high quality K-12 teachers. They are continually recognized in their school systems and state-wide for their excellence and dedication to teaching and learning. Take a look at what our Department of Teacher Education has to offer. 

Striking the right note

If you're interested in learning more about all the amazing things happening in the Department of Music at Simpson, you've come to the right place.

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Simpson Success Stories

This is what success looks like

Our students and alumni share how Simpson helped them define achievement on their own terms

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Katelyn McKone '14

Katelyn McKone '14

Success Through Teaching Music

I feel whatever resources I need, I’m going to get

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Natalie Nielsen '11

Natalie Nielsen '11

Band Instructor In Iowa

I was involved in every single instrument ensemble you can think of.

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