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.

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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.

Professions

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

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

Required Courses  
Item #TitleCredits
MUCT 111Music Theory 13
MUCT 121Ear Training and Sight Singing 11
MUCT 151Music Theory 23
MUCT 161Ear Training and Sight Singing 21
MUCT 221Music Theory 33
MUCT 251Music Theory 43
MUCT 315Form and Analysis3
MUCT 414Orchestration and Arranging3
MUCT 420Music Composition and Technology3
MUED 280Basic Conducting2
MUED 390Instrumental Conducting and Literature3
MUED 391Choral Conducting and Literature3
 MUED** Technique & Pedagogy2
 Music Ensemble (lower division)2
 Music Ensemble (upper division)2
MUHL 321Music in the Middle Ages & Renaissance2
MUHL 322Music in the Late Renaissance & Baroque2
MUHL 323Classic & Romantic Music2
MUHL 324Music in the 20th and 21st Centuries2
 Applied Music7
MUPF 468Senior Recital1
 Sub-Total Credits53

 

Faculty Profiles

Devon Howard, DMA

Music
Assistant Professor and Department Chair
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Jonathan Wall, MMus

Music
Associate Professor
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Dan Totan

Music
Adjunct Faculty
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Dorla Aparicio, MM

Music
Adjunct Faculty
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Marcin Parys, MA

Music
Adjunct Faculty
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Rogerio Nunes, MA, ABD

Music
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