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Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education prepares students at the University of Illinois Chicago for rewarding careers as culturally responsive music teachers in large urban school districts.


  • Highly accessible and flexible curriculum.
  • Learn how to teach banda, mariachi, and salsa; brass; jazz; percussion; popular music; strings; voice; and woodwinds. 
  • Take courses in Urban EducationBlack Cultural Studies, Latin American Music, Teaching Music to ChildrenParticipatory and Digital Music Practices; and Music Teaching in Ensemble Settings.
  • Learn about child development in contemporary society, how to develop multiple language and music literacies, and how to accommodate and evaluate all types of learners.
  • Gain practical skills through internships with area music programs and partnerships with teachers in Chicago Public Schools. 
  • Become an Illinois State licensed music teacher.

We’ll meet you where you are and take you where you want to go.