We’re dedicated to providing you with a top-level music education. With premier instructors, monthly master class and recital opportunities, elite international touring ensembles, and a comprehensive scholarship program, Southwestern is committed to providing you with what you need to succeed as a professional.

 

Many graduates work as teachers in elementary and secondary education, college or university. Graduates may also have careers in performance, composition, church music and private studio instruction.

Job Outlook

Music education opportunities are readily available each year. Performance opportunities are highly competitive. Elite performers have a significant advantage in pursuing a career in music.

Educational Qualifications

Students planning to be music educators will complete the required certification needed for teaching in elementary and secondary education with the BME degree. College and University-level educators must have a masters degree and many positions may require a Doctoral degree.

To view general education requirements for this major, please visit the catalog.

MUCT 111      Music Theory I................................... 3

MUCT 121      Ear Training and Sight Singing I.................. 1

MUCT 151      Music Theory II....................................... 3

MUCT 161      Ear Training and Sight Singing II................. 1

MUCT 221      Music Theory III...................................... 3

MUCT 251      Music Theory IV...................................... 3

MUCT 315      Form and Analysis OR

MUCT 414      Orchestration and Arranging............. 3

MUED 280     Basic Conducting..................................... 1

MUEN             Music Ensemble (lower division)*........... 2

MUEN             Music Ensemble (upper division)*........... 2

MUHL 311      Music History I........................................ 3

MUHL 312      Music History II....................................... 3

MUPF              Applied Music......................................... 7

MUPF 468      Senior Recital.......................................... 1

TOTAL: 36 

 

 

 

*One major ensemble and applied lessons required for each semester in residence.

 

Careers

Many graduates work as teachers in elementary and secondary education, college or university. Graduates may also have careers in performance, composition, church music and private studio instruction. Music education opportunities are readily available each year. Performance opportunities are highly competitive. Elite performers have a significant advantage in pursuing a career in music.

Sample Job Titles

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Musical performer
  • Musical composer
  • Studio performer
  • Musical instructor

400

Voices in choir at Night at the Meyerson Festival each year.

Faculty Profiles

Devon Howard, DMA

Music
Assistant Professor and Department Chair
Email:

Jonathan Wall, MMus

Music
Assistant Professor
Email:

Dan Totan

Music
Adjunct Faculty
Email:

Dorla Aparicio, MM

Music
Adjunct Faculty - Music
Email:

Marcin Parys, MA

Music
Adjunct Faculty
Email:

Rogerio Nunes, MA, ABD

Music
Assistant Professor
Email:

Request Information