Your Career Soundtrack: What a Degree in Music Education Can Do for You

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Getting a degree in music education is one way that you can have a career in music without spending most of your time hunting for that ever elusive recording contract. This article will discuss six positions that you can have once you graduate from college with a degree in music education

Elementary School Music Instructor

Elementary school music instructors work in public, private and religiously-affiliated schools. Your duties will depend on your employer and the ages of your students. Many elementary school music instructors teach general music education, which introduces their students to its different aspects. These instructors adhere to guidelines for their curriculum that are set up by the heads of school music departments, district and state music supervisors.

Secondary School Music Instructor

Secondary school instructors teach students in grades 7 through 12 and work in a variety of schools. Some instructors teach one musical instrument while others teach many. These instructors might lead an orchestra, school band or choir. They might lead rehearsals for these groups and conduct them for performances.

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College or University Music Instructor

Instructors at a college, university or conservatory could work in a few different positions. They could become a general music educator that teaches such subjects as music arrangement, music theory, instrument or vocal performance. Music instructors at the post-secondary level can also lead chamber music groups and conduct orchestras and choruses.

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