Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Music Education
MVNU's Education Department has long been known for the quality of its education programs because of the unique opportunities for extensive hands-on field experience offered to students starting freshman year. This kind of experience will bulk up your résumé, allow you to make connections with local schools and educators, and help you feel comfortable and confident in the classroom as quickly as possible.
The Music Education program is a multi-age licensure program encompassing grades Prekindergarten through 12 and is housed in the Music Department. Students in this program will have two advisors: one for their major (Music) and one for the Education program. They would graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Education degree.
Explore a comprehensive music education major’s course schedule designed for broad application in K-12 environments.
Faith & learning at MVNU
As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.
There are opportunities to complete part of your student teaching semester internationally in Costa Rica, China, Central America, South America, Africa, Europe, Asia, and Australia. You’ll get an in-depth look at what education looks like globally and be better prepared to be an excellent educator wherever you choose to begin your career.
All MVNU students are also invited to participate in the many service and academic trips we offer.
- Costa Rica
- Central America
- South America
- Belize (Tropical Biology)
- Croatia, Austria & Hungary
- Spain, Portugal & France
- Greater Columbus Area
- San Francisco
- New Orleans
- Washington, D.C.
Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.
A Music Education degree from MVNU will properly prepare you to music in a K-12 environment and prepare you for graduate school.
Teach music in a K-12 setting and instill a love of music.
Direct a youth, middle school, or high school choir.
Direct a middle school or high school band or ensemble.
Direct a youth stings program or a mature orchestra.
MUSIC PROGRAM COORDINATOR
Help students gain opportunities to grow in their chosen area.
MVNU has a strong reputation for producing compassionate, competent, and committed educators who are also real-world ready. Employers know that we exceed the number of field hours required for licensure by the state of Ohio — because of that reputation, our grads are always in high demand. The vast majority of them secure jobs not long after, and sometimes even prior to, graduation. Administrators seek out our graduates for openings in their schools and districts.
Meet the Faculty
Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.
Dr. JoAnn Koh-Baker
Professor of Music
Dr. John Packard
Professor of Music and Department Chair
Dr. Robert Tocheff
Professor of Music
Adjunct Faculty and Staff
- Rebecca Abbott – Organ, Music and Worship, Staff Accompanist
- Sabina Anderson – Treble Singers
- Dr. Susan Armstrong – Voice
- Dr. Cary Dachtyl – Percussion
- Charla Dryburgh – Staff Accompanist
- Larry Lain – Music in the Western World
- Dr. Adrienne Lape – Clarinet/Sax, Woodwind Methods
- Dr. Juan Carlos Ortega – Strings/String Ensemble
- Jenny Packard – Flute/Flute Choir, Woodwind Meth.
- Dr. Jim Puckett – Composition
- Jeremy Smith – Low Brass
- Stephanie Sikora – Voice
- Carrie Vail – Voice
- Dr. Isaac Winland – Jazz Band
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