Music Education at EKU
The Music Education program at EKU enjoys a tradition of excellence. Graduates of the music education program hold positions teaching music in P-12 settings, private studios, community organizations, and in higher education.
EKU’s music education majors have numerous outlets to engage in teaching music prior to their student teaching experience. These experiences give Eastern graduates a competitive edge in the job market, while also allowing them opportunities for professional networking within their field of study. Some examples of our hands-on curriculum include:
- Engagement in the Clinical Educator program. In this program, pre-service undergraduate teachers are placed with partnering local P-12 schools where EKU students observe, tutor and instruct young musicians on a weekly basis
- Opportunities to engage with the implementation of large scale educational events such as the EKU Middle School Honors Band, and the EKU High School Honors Band
- Experiences with EKU partnerships, including: Foster Music Camp, Model Laboratory School, & Foster Academy of Musical Excellence (F.A.M.E.)