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South Carolina School of the Arts

BME in Music Education - Instrumental

Teach in a variety of settings

The Bachelor of Music Education with an Instrumental concentration prepares graduates to teach music in a variety of settings, including pre-kindergarten through grade 12 music and in individual lesson studios, with a focus on instrumental music.

The program’s philosophy is to mold our students into “musician educators,” who are proficient professional musicians who compose, perform or lead music in their communities and inspire students in their musical education pursuits.

As a student here you’ll have access to these world-class musical artists and be mentored in the highest standards of musicianship.

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About the BME in Music Education - Instrumental

Our Bachelor of Art in Music will provide you as a student with:

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In-Depth Training

Gain fundamental teaching skills while pursuing in-depth training to teach a wide range of instruments

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K-12 Certification

You are trained to teach all grade levels of music

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High Placement Rate

Our students consistently achieve a high placement rate in securing teaching positions by graduation

Career Outlook

Teacher candidates are strongly positioned to enter the workforce as both their skill set and character are in high demand in the classroom. Music education graduates typically go on to work in both public and private schools. Many graduates have earned Teacher of the Year awards with individual schools and school districts across the state. In addition, they have become leaders in professional organizations, such as the South Carolina Music Educators Association. The AU Music Education degree opens doors to many careers, including: *

*Median salaries from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Four Dots  Music Teacher: $60,660
Four Dots  Music Director or Composer: $51,670
Four Dots  Music Therapy: $48,220
Four Dots  Sound Engineer Technician: $55,810
Four Dots  Musician or Singer: $39,810

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Schedule an Audition

An audition is required for students interested in enrolling as a music major in the South Carolina School of the Arts. All questions can be directed to