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Music Education at Austin Peay

Greetings and welcome to the Music Education program at Austin Peay State University. Music Education is a challenging and rewarding career in which highly qualified professionals have the opportunity to continue their own creative endeavors as musicians, while providing a solid musical foundation and instilling a life-long love of music in their students. It is our goal to challenge you to grow personally, musically, and professionally as a music education major, and as you begin what we hope will be a successful and long-lasting career as a music educator.

As you consider a degree in music education, we hope that APSU can help you fulfill your dreams. In recent years, 100% of APSU music education graduates have either been hired as music teachers, or have been accepted into graduate programs. Our world-class ensembles, engaging out-reach programs, supportive students and faculty, and completely revitalized undergraduate and graduate music education curricula have transformed our department into one of the finest music education programs around. Join us to see why we consider APSU Tennessee’s home for music education.

Degree Offerings

APSU offers the Bachelor of Music in Music Education, and the Master of Music in Music in Music Edcuation. At the graduate level, APSU offers four cognate options, and online course offerings for working adults. The graduate program also offers an Initial Licensure Program, most of which can be completed online.

Photos above- APSU Students at the annual conference of the Tennessee Music Education Association

Student Spotlight

APSU Clarinet Ensemble: Special thanks to APSU Clarinet Ensemble, directed by Dr. Spencer Prewitt for performing in the Spotlight Performances at the recent TMEA Conference.

APSU Strings: Special thanks to Dr. Crane and Dr. Carey and to the springs studios from APSU who performed in the TMEA All-Collegiate Orchestra. (Katie Spicher won principal chair, second violin).

Austin Ward: In the summer of 2016, APSU music education major, Austin Ward was one of three music students from Tennessee to attend the NAfME National Advocacy Summit in Washington D.C. This is the 2nd time in two years that an APSU student has attended this summit. Austin is from Lebanon, TN, and will graduate in May with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education. He is the 2016-2017 Treasurer for Tennessee's Collegiate NAfME chapter. To read more about APSU's participation in NAfME, visit www.apsu.edu/music/collegiate-nafme.

Eric E. Branscome, Ph.D.
Coordinator of Music Education

931-221-7811
Branscomee@apsu.
edu