Music Education

The UO’s music education program is among the most comprehensive and innovative in the western United States, and the only one in Oregon to offer bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Our faculty members provide expertise in band, choral, elementary general, and string music education.

The UO is one of a few schools in Oregon—and among only a handful on the West Coast—to offer music teacher licensure within the four-year bachelor’s degree. Our bachelor of music in music education (BMME) is a comprehensive program that offers students numerous clinical opportunities in our innovative Teaching Laboratory and in area public schools. Successful completion of the program enables students to receive certification to teach in Oregon, across the United States, and throughout the world.

A Degree of Success

For more than two decades, 100 percent of UO music education graduates seeking employment as K–12 public school music teachers have received job offers upon graduation. Our alumni teach throughout the United States and internationally, including in China, Italy, Spain, and Vietnam.

For future music teachers, a UO music education degree signals outstanding preparation through a rigorous and comprehensive program.

Music Education Resources

Cykler Music Education Library

  • computer lab
  • educational software
  • up-to-date research and curricular materials
  • audiovisual equipment
  • equipment for researching affective response, perception, and cognition

Diverse instrument inventory, including a large Orff instrumentarium (pitched and unpitched), as well as numerous ethnic instruments.

Learn more about the Music Education program at the University of Oregon by visiting the Music Education Blog