St. Louis is a great place to explore music education opportunities. From the Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Musical, Instrumental or Vocal Education to the Jazz St. Orchestra IV, there are plenty of ways to improve your skills as a music educator and help students succeed in the music classroom.
Whether you're looking to get your master's degree in music or just take some music appreciation classes, St. Louis has something for everyone. The Bachelor of Music with an Emphasis in Musical, Instrumental or Vocal Education balances the interpretive, academic, educational and technological aspects of music. This program is designed to prepare teachers for the 21st century and help them develop their skills as a music educator. Students have the advantage of working with the JazzU faculty and meeting and working with musicians participating in Jazz St.
Orchestra IV. This orchestra will build on concepts learned in Orchestras I, II and III, and will help students develop individual and ensemble musical skills such as technique, reading at first sight, intonation, balance and mixing. It also provides an advanced experience in ensemble leadership. In addition to the Bachelor of Music program, students can also take part in Band III and Choir III. These courses will build on concepts learned in Bands I and II and Choirs I and II respectively.
They will help students develop individual and group musical skills such as technique, sight reading, intonation, balance and mixing, as well as provide an experience in ensemble leadership. Students can also learn how to use the Pro Tools digital audio workstation to record music. The music program at St. Louis also offers private lessons in voice, piano, guitar and most orchestral instruments at all levels. Students have access to world-class Touhill Performing Arts Center which serves as a cultural classroom for the community.
The Father Guentner Scholarship is awarded to music students to cover the fees associated with the applied music classes required to obtain the degree. Finally, students can take part in Music Appreciation classes which are designed to study various aspects of music including philosophy, science, theory, anthropology, sociology, history and the physical act of producing music. They can also study jazz theory and improvisation in a combined environment with little emphasis on concert performance. St. Louis offers plenty of opportunities for those interested in exploring music education. From private lessons to degree programs, there's something for everyone looking to improve their skills as a music educator.