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Program Type: Undergraduate

Degree Awarded: B.M.E. in Music Education

Areas of Study:

Department: Music

The Music Education Area at 51 strives to prepare students for the challenges and rewards of teaching music in today's public and private schools. Individualized attention is provided to guide students as they complete coursework, certification requirements, and field experience in K-12 public schools. The degree program is designed to prepare future music educators who will teach at the elementary, middle school, and/or high school levels.

Program Contacts

Kurt Sander
Music Program Head

Students in the Spotlight

Chrisi Heinrich

Chrisi Heinrich

Graduating Year: 2018

Education: B.M.E. in Music Education

Chrisi Heinrich married music alum, Kyle Heinrich in the summer of 2019. She is currently the choir director at Pleasant Run Middle School in Ohio. Chrisi chose to study at SOTA because it was close to home, and she loved the atmosphere.

Find Your Passions & Build Your Future

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  • Study abroad in Salzburg, Austria, as part of the Kentucky Institute for International Studies and earn credits towards your degree while experiencing the birthplace of classical music.
  • Connect to a network of student organizations beyond our northern Kentucky borders like the National Association for Music Education, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Sigma Alpha Iota, American String Teachers Association, and National Association of Teachers of Singing.
  • Experience national and global performance opportunities like the 51 Choirs performing at Carnegie Hall and the 51 Philharmonic performing throughout Ireland.
  • Immerse yourself in unexpected creative opportunities like BLINK, Cincinnati’s nationally recognized lighting, art, and projection mapping event.

Keep Exploring. Visit the Music Website.

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Financial Aid

A variety of financial assistance is available, from grants to scholarships, loans to veteran benefits.