Find Your Musical Voice at SAU!
Music can speak beyond words. Spring Arbor University’s Department of Music is equipped to help you succeed in the world of music. Whether you want to be a professional musician, teacher, composer, or just love making music, you’ll learn from seasoned professionals who are master teachers and musicians actively working in the industry. In addition, you’ll have ample opportunities to practice your craft and creativity in a variety music ensembles, performances, and opportunities on campus.
As a Music Education major, SAU’s music program offers broad musical preparation for the student who wishes to major in music in partnership with the School of Education to be certified to teach music in public schools. The B.A. in Music Education prepares students for many different career possibilities including K-12 public school teaching, private music teaching, composing, songwriting, music directing, church music directing, working in the music business, and producing digital music. The B.A. in Music Education is an intense degree with specialized focuses in Vocal and/or Instrumental Music Education. The degree also allows the flexibility to add endorsements to further enhance the degree and support various career paths including social media managing, personal branding, marketing, business, audio production, and many others. This degree culminates in a semester of student teaching. Upon passing the required Michigan Test for Teacher Certification, SAU Music Education students are eligible for Michigan teaching certification in K-12 Music Education.
Throughout the degree program, you’ll have opportunities to create your own music, hone your musicianship skill sets, and prepare for a career in the music business through our wonderful lab facilities, internships, off-campus experiences, and daily engagement with our faculty.
For more information about ensembles and musical opportunities, our faculty, scholarships, and upcoming events, visit our Department of Music page.