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    Does music stir your soul? Do you love learning how to play different instruments, learning how music is composed, and how musical styles have developed throughout history? Is your favorite foreign language musical notation? If this is you and you want to pair your passion with a desire to pass on your knowledge to others, then consider a Music Education major.

    ME majors study how music is taught by combining music courses with education courses. Classes include music history, music theory, music and technology, composition, conducting, classroom management, proper classroom assessment, child psychology and music curriculum design.

    Useful courses in high school include band, music theory, choir, AP English, foreign language study and Western history. Also helpful will be any extra-curricular activities that involve music, such as pep-band, marching band, or playing as part of a church choir.

    ME majors generally find employment with local school districts as music instructors in elementary, middle and high schools. ME majors can continue their education to become college professors or school administrators.

    Famous figures with ME majors include Sheryl Crow and Andy Griffith.

    • Vanderbilt University

      Vanderbilt University Save

      2101 West End Avenue, Nashville, TN 37240
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      The bookstore apparently does not sell a t-shirt that reads, "Vanderbilt…It Even Sounds Expensive," but it could, because the campus, a registered arboretum, looks like it costs plenty. Great academics, southern charm, SEC football, and the bright lights of Music ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • Northwestern University

      Northwestern University Save

      633 Clark St, Evanston, IL 60208
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      Just north of Chicago on the shore of Lake Michigan—in fact built in part on land reclaimed from the water—Northwestern is to the Big 10 what Vanderbilt is to the SEC: the private university for the best students in the ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Johns Hopkins University

      Johns Hopkins University Save

      3400 N Charles St, Mason Hall, Baltimore, MD 21218
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      Originally founded as a research university for graduate students, Johns Hopkins backed into undergraduate education in a way different from most elite institutions. More serious of mind than its Ivy League rivals, Hopkins hosts plays at the Division I level ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • New York University

      New York University Save

      70 Washington Sq South, New York, NY 10012
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      With Washington Square Park at the foot of Fifth Avenue for its Quad, NYU is of the city, rather than simply in it. As the various schools of business, education, performing arts and other disciplines were apparently not enough, NYU ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

      University of Michigan-Ann Arbor Save

      503 Thompson Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
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      Long regarded as one of the so-called "Public Ivies," Michigan offers everything from the Residential College, a human-scaled liberal arts experience within the context of a major research university, to the "Big House," a football stadium that holds more than ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Professions
    • Bucknell University

      Bucknell University Save

      One Dent Drive, Lewisburg, PA 17837
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      "Although it's isolated from "any form of civilization," Bucknell University is the ultimate college experience, according to its students. Here in the "hidden valley," you can have the multiplicity of majors and research opportunities offered by a huge, impersonal state ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Rochester

      University of Rochester Save

      Wilson Blvd. - Wallis Hall, Rochester, NY 14627
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      "The "tough" but "extremely rewarding" University of Rochester has traditionally been known best for math and science but the "home of the Bausch & Lomb scholars and Xerox" has enough diversity in its academic offerings to "dispel the myth that ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Research University
    • University of Tulsa

      University of Tulsa Save

      800 South Tucker Drive, Tulsa, OK 74104
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      The University of Tulsa is an urban school in a large metropolitan area that is affiliated with the Presbyterian church. Study abroad opportunities are available in over 25 countries and the school offers a variety of majors including engineering, psychology, ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • University of Miami

      University of Miami Save

      University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL 33146
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      Located in suburban Coral Gables rather than where parents fear—on South Beach—the University of Miami is a rising star among private universities, in large part due to the unflagging efforts of Donna Shalala. Chancellor of the University of Wisconsin before ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science
    • Connecticut College

      Connecticut College Save

      270 Mohegan Avenue, New London, CT 06320
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      Originally the Connecticut College for Women, Conn College is now a coeducational institution on an attractive campus above New London, across the road from the United States Coast Guard Academy. Perhaps more fortunate than peers Skidmore and Vassar in admitting ... learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • Gettysburg College

      Gettysburg College Save

      300 N Washington St, Gettysburg, PA 17325
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      Gettysburg College is college with 2524 students located in Gettysburg, PA. learn more

      Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Liberal Arts College, Offers Baccalaureate Degrees
    • University of Florida

      University of Florida Save

      355 Tigert Hall, Gainesville, FL 32611
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      If the Gator Nation isn't widely thought of a first-rate public institution yet, campus leaders in Gainesville won't stop trying until Florida has that status. An advertising campaign a few years back had a picture not of the campus but ... learn more

      Focus on Undergraduate Professions, Research University, Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Land Grant

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