Music Education


About Music Education at USC Aiken

The Department of Visual and Performing Arts offers the Bachelor of Arts in Music Education. Music education at USC Aiken is an exciting program that serves those whose commitment is to teach music to others. It is based upon the simple premise that every person deserves the highest level of individual attention and guidance as they develop intellectual reasoning, musical aptitude, and aesthetic appreciation. The program is rigorous and requires disciplined and enthusiastic people who strive for academic, musical, and personal excellence.

Admission into the music education program is based upon academic, musical, and personal preparation. Students must first apply and be accepted into the University of South Carolina Aiken, then complete a separate application for the music education program.

Internship and Research Opportunities

Every student at USC Aiken is provided ample opportunities for musical success as participants in ensembles, master classes, and private musical study.

USC Aiken Career Services is an important resource for internship students. In addition, be sure to visit your academic department for supplemental internship guidance specific to your major.

Career Opportunities

Musicians are most likely to be successful as educators if they are able to model current practices in education. In addition, the successful music educator must have the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to facilitate student learning in a diverse and dynamic environment.

You can find more information about career options by visiting What Can I Do With This Major?

USC Aiken Career Services offers numerous resources which provide more information about career opportunities for students in this major.

Learn More

Visit the Department of Visual and Performing Arts website