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Music Education

Share your passion in music and teach students in grades K-12.

Music Education (B.M E.) 

The Music Education (K-12 Broadfield) option at Montana State is specifically designed for students who wish to become licensed to teach music to elementary, middle and high school students in kindergarten through grade 12. Music Education students are classified as either Instrumental or Choral majors have a variety of performance opportunities throughout their career at MSU, including a broad spectrum of ensembles that range from choral groups to marching bands. These performance opportunities, combined with a mixture of music theory and education courses, prepare Music Education students for licensure in the state of Montana.



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Top Public University in Montana
According to the Forbes list of America's Top Colleges, Montana State is the No. 1 Public University in the state based on value, post-graduation salary and student experience.

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Performance Opportunities
With eighteen ensembles that range from chorus to chamber music to a traditional Balinese gamelan percussion orchestra, there are performance opportunities for every musician.

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Unique Opportunities
At Montana State, undergraduates are offered hands-on experiences in labs, studios, teaching farms and in the surrounding wilderness.



Career Resources

Within their first year of graduation, more than 96% of Montana State graduates are employed, continuing their education or not seeking employment, and career guidance website Zippia consistently ranks MSU as the #1 school in the state where alumni are most likely to land jobs.

Career Coaching & Professional Skills Studio

Professional career coaches help students with their career exploration, employer networking opportunities and job or internship searches. They also critique resumes and help students practice job interviews. Additionally, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success offers free workshops for students to develop the professional communication and collaboration skills that are highly sought after by employers.


Music Education students at Montana State University go into careers such as:

  • Elementary School Teaching
  • Middle School Teaching
  • High School Teaching
  • Tutoring

To explore more career possibilities, the Allen Yarnell Center for Student Success has a variety of tools available , including self-assessment and working with career coaches.