BS-Music Education


The Multi-Age Music Education program is intended to provide students with the background necessary to teach both vocal and instrumental music to ages three to twenty-one, pre-school to adult, in Ohio public schools. This program leads to Ohio licensure in Multi-Age Music. 

In addition to the student's general education, their program will include a comprehensive slate of music classes to give them thorough training as musicians. These classes will include:

  • Music Theory I-IV
  • Aural Training I-IV
  • Computers in Music
  • Music Methods for Voice, Brass, Strings, Woodwinds, and Percussion
  • Conducting I-II
  • Form & Analysis
  • Music History I-II
  • Choral & Instrumental Literature
  • Instrumental Arranging

Students will select a major instrument, on which they will perform a Senior Recital at the end of their studies, and will receive a solid grounding in piano technique. The student will participate in the Music Department's performing ensembles. They will also establish an ePortfolio website to showcase their accomplishments while they are at Rio.

The Program will include all of the Education classes necessary to lead to licensure in Ohio:
  • Educating the Exceptional Learner
  • Multicultural Relations
  • Integrating Educational Technology into the Curriculum
  • Content Area Reading
  • Educational Psychology
  • Junior Field Experience
  • Early to Middle Childhood Music Methods
  • Adolescent to Young Adult Music Methods: Choral
  • Adolescent to Young Adult Music Methods: Instrumental

The student will finish their Educational studies with a semester of Student Teaching at an area school.

Music Education advising checklist

For more information, or to schedule a visit, contact Carrie Napora, Department Secretary, or Dr. Chris Kenney, Music Department Coordinator.