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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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America the Ballad: Keeping history alive through song

America the Ballad: Keeping history alive through song

Audrey Johnson ’05 founds solo touring company that combines history and music

As an American singer, I feel a responsibility to keep alive the rich, folk song heritage we have for the younger generations.

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Eric Mathis ’20

Eric Mathis ’20

Vocal performance major Eric Mathis ’20 endured setbacks early in his college career to become a leading performer, ultimately getting accepted into grad school

Music makes you appreciate everything it gives you, and in turn makes you a better person.

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Erik Lickiss '09

Erik Lickiss '09

From The Football Field To Singing In Germany

It was the best growing years of my life. Simpson doesn’t just teach you to be a musician, it teaches you to be a man. And to really look at what you have, and learn to respect it, and learn to grow up.

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