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.  To set up an audition, click here.

Careers in General 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

Professionalism is...


"Professionalism to me is being accountable, reliable, and hard working. With those three skills and a solid knowledge base, success will follow."

Chris Gause,

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