General Music Education Major (B.S.)

Our General Music Education major stresses competence in teaching the full range of vocal, instrumental and general music from kindergarten through high school. Students acquire a common body of knowledge and skills that constitute a basic foundation for work and continuing growth as a professional musician. This degree prepares students for professional teacher certification (K-12) in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

An audition is required for admission at York College, one of the top music schools in Pennsylvania. Download the application here:

Music Audition Application Form (2014-15)

Careers in Music Education

Career opportunities lie in various school districts working directly with children, families, groups and communities. Our major in Music Education prepares a student to teach music (K-12) in a broad range of disciplines.

Positions include:

  • Band
  • Orchestra
  • Choir
  • General Music
  • Music Theory
  • Jazz Band
  • Elementary Music
  • Middle School Music
  • High School Music

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