To graduate with a major in Music and a Concentration in Music Education (Instrumental) you must complete designated music courses and School of Education courses, as well as all core curriculum courses required by UAB’s College of Arts and Sciences. Completing this program is the equivalent of completing a double major — you will take a heavier course load with classes in the Department of Music and the School of Education.

All Music Education majors are required to meet with advisors in the Department of Music and the School of Education each semester.

Music students have the opportunity to perform at the Alys Stephens center and even travel abroad.

Instrumental Ensembles

Instrumental music education students should also complete 6 hours of ensembles (one hour per semester) in one of the major instrumental ensembles (symphony band, orchestra, marching band, and wind symphony) and at least 1 hour in one of the minor instrumental ensembles (jazz combo, guitar ensemble, percussion ensemble, jazz ensemble, blazer band, computer music ensemble, and piano ensemble).

Music Honors Program

Music Education students have the opportunity to apply for the Honors Program. Students in the Music Honors Program present a public recital sponsored by the Department of Music, or present a series of original compositions. On most occasions, the performance will be accompanied by a professional accompanist and is recorded. If you who complete the program, you will graduate “With Honors in Music.”

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