Music Education Bachelor of Music (BM)

Share Your Passion for Music with a Music Education Degree from Marywood

Develop advanced teaching strategies and leadership capabilities to best share your musical passion with students of all ages in a nationally recognized collegiate environment. With a Music Education degree, you can instill and nurture that same passion in students from K-12.

Marywood University is the only educational institution in Northeast Pennsylvania that offers a BM in Music Education, which will set you apart in your future job search. You have the added advantage of attending a small university with big school opportunities, while you get more value out of the experience.

Distinctive features of the program:

  • Music education majors have the opportunity to start observations in the public schools during their first semester
  • Our graduates receive Pennsylvania teacher certification in music K-12 (vocal, instrumental, and general)
  • Professional memberships available through the National Association for Music Education (NAfME) and Pennsylvania Music Education Association (PMEA)
  • Renowned, highly credentialed music faculty
  • More individualized attention and instruction

    Audition Information

    Top Employers

    • School Districts
    • Colleges and Universities
    • Music Industries
    • Music Studios

    Top Career Paths

    • Music Professor
    • Band/ Ensemble Director
    • Music Teacher
    • Music Advisor

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      Undergraduate Admissions Requirements

      • Completed application
      • Official transcripts
      • Letter of recommendation
      • Official SAT and/or ACT test scores (Marywood is test optional)
      • Essay (optional)

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      All Undergraduate & Transfer Students

      Acceptance by the University is required before an audition can be scheduled. 

      • Apply to University. (click “Admissions” for further information).
      • FAFSA Deadlines for financial aid: February 15 (fall entry) and November 1 (spring entry).
      • For talent scholarship consideration, auditions must be completed by March 1.
      • Transfer students must complete a minimum 30 credits in music courses at Marywood. Transfer students in education must have GPA 3.0 minimum for acceptance.


      Instrumental applicants should plan to perform unaccompanied.

      An accompanist will be provided for vocal auditions.                 

      General Guidelines for All Auditions

      Perform two contrasting works demonstrating technical skills and musicianship (see below for suggested repertoire by instrument). Memorization of vocal audition pieces is strongly recommended.

      Skills Assessment

      Sight-Singing and Sight-Reading

      Sight singing and sight reading are a part of all auditions. All auditioning students will be asked to take a short music theory test. This test is used only for placement and does not impact acceptance in our programs.

      Music Education Facilities

      From soundproof rehearsal rooms that offer a canvas for your musical expressions to a cutting-edge digital music lab equipped with the latest in music production software, every corner is crafted to elevate your educational experience.

      The front of the Marywood Sette Laverghetta Center for Performing Arts

      Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts

      2300 Adams Avenue
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      The Sette LaVerghetta Center for Performing Arts is a three-story structure that houses the Music, Theatre, & Dance (MTD) department. The facility includes a 1110-seat performance space which contains a proscenium stage, orchestra pit, dressing rooms, box offices, control room, backstage area and the ability to fly scenery. Other features include sound and lighting boards, a 9-foot Steinway grand piano and 7-foot Steinway grand piano (on stage), a Mason & Hamlin grand piano (orchestra pit), and large Allen electronic organ. The facility also houses several studios, classrooms and practice rooms, a music therapy lab and clinical observation room, recital room, dance studio, electronic music lab, piano lab, and a Black Box Theatre.

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      Latour Room

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      The Latour Room, located in the Nazareth Student Center, is a large, open multipurpose room with media capabilities occasionally used for music rehearsals and concerts. It accommodates up to 500 people. It is a flexible space, which can accommodate multiple presentation/event formats, with or without tables and chairs.

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      Marywood University scholarship funds are available to students majoring in music therapy. Presidential and Endowed Scholarships from the University, as well as Talent Scholarships, are awarded to select applicants. In order to be considered for a Talent Scholarship, you must audition by March 1.


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      The information in this handbook is designed to familiarize you with university and department policies specific to the MTD degree programs.
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