Bachelor's Degree in Music with Teacher Certification

Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music

Degree: Bachelor of Music
Major: Music
Concentration: Education
Hours: 105-110 (Not including teacher certification hours)

music education

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Degree Description

The Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music at Lamar University offers a Bachelor of Music Degree leading to teacher certification which you may tailor to suit your talents and professional goals by choosing a concentration in performance, composition or music education through applied studies of your chosen instrument, ensemble performance, music theory, history, literature and current trends.

This degree program is designed to help you become a top notch music educator. Choose from band, choral, or orchestra tracks to specialize your education. You will also take 21 hours of education courses and participate in a student teaching program. After you complete the music and education program requirements, you can pursue teacher certification.

Why Study Music Education at Lamar?

Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, your Bachelor of Music Degree program in the Mary Morgan Moore Department of Music fully immerses you in the cultural study of music, composition, performance techniques, education, history and more. Here, you can sing in a chorus, go to a live performance, compose an original piece, enjoy music of various genres and play your instruments, all while refining your natural gifts and talents. Surrounded by artistic institutions throughout our area, we strongly encourage you to participate in Southeast Texas’ cultural life.

Some of our regional ensembles include the Symphony of Southeast Texas, Beaumont Interfaith Choral Society, Beaumont Community Players, Beaumont Ballet Theatre and the Beaumont Civic Ballet. Other opportunities lie in our rich variety of religious institutions, live music venues and community theatre companies, to name a few, that are always willing to have LU music students as performers – and some of those pay scholarships or stipends. Southeast Texas is an ideal place to study music in all its forms.

Watch the faculty interview with Department Chair Brian Shook to learn more about the Department of Music.

Career Paths

As a music education major, you have many options open to you upon graduation, depending on the areas in which you network and perform during your studies. We highly recommend further graduate and even postgraduate study to take you to the heights of your career. Music education majors may be certified as all-level Texas music teachers through our Department of Teacher Education.

Primary Careers

Choir teacher, band teacher, orchestra teacher

Career Areas

  • Education
  • Performance
  • Small business ownership
  • Live entertainment
  • Theatre

Median Salary

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Types of Employers

  • School and universities
  • Private music lessons
  • Religious institutions
  • Theatre and performing arts
  • Symphonies and choruses
Dr. Andrew McMahanDr. Andrew McMahan
Interim Department Chair
Director of Bands
Dr. James HanDr. James Han
Associate Professor
Director of Choral Activities
Dr. Bryan ProkshDr. Bryan Proksch
Professor of Music Literature & Musicology