B.M. Music Education

Turning What's Possible into What's Next

Preparing Students for a Career in Music Education

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The music education program is designed to provide future music educators with a solid basis for professional success as a teacher through courses in performance, theory, music history, music education, education, and liberal studies. Available with either a Jazz or Classical concentration, our Music Education degree combines the best aspects of music and education into a strong and diverse program and leads to teacher certification in music for the State of New Jersey.

  • take private weekly lessons on their instrument;
  • participate in instrumental, choral, and chamber ensembles;
  • study voice, piano, and all band and orchestra instruments;
  • have opportunities to perform at the weekly recital hour.

William Paterson's NAfME Collegiate Chapter provides students with opportunities to discuss music education issues, assist one another in developing teaching skills and professional knowledge, participate in regional and national conventions, and enjoy social activities.