Music Education (BM)

The program

This degree is appropriate for students who wish to become instrumental or choral music educators.  Our program offers a challenging, comprehensive instruction designed to cultivate a thorough knowledge of music scholarship and pedagogy, as well as technique and methodology for the proper instruction of instrumental and choral music.  Students electing this degree will study an added professional education component that is designed for K-12 teacher certification.

The faculty

Our professors bring to the classroom years of academic training and professional experience.  We provide students with a broad range of musical knowledge, and convey a strong and diverse set of talents and skills.  Because our classroom sizes tend to be small, we are able to offer individualized instruction and personal attention to each and every student.

The results

Students in our Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental, Choral, or Keyboard/Choral Education will graduate with a competitive set of musical skills and a thorough understanding of the principles that constitute effective music education.  Our graduates feel confident and prepared as they enter a professional career in teaching, or pursue graduate-level study.


Department of Music, Henderson State University  
Russell Fine Arts Center 
1100 Henderson Street, HSU Box 7733 
Arkadelphia, AR 71999-0001 
Phone: 870-230-5036