Jordan College of the Arts

Music Education


| Bachelor of Music

Butler’s Music Education major will prepare you for P-12 certification in choral/general music or instrumental/general music. With early, frequent, and diverse opportunities for field experience–including two eight-week phases of student teaching–as well as opportunities to work with numerous Indianapolis arts organizations like the Indianapolis Children’s Choir and Music For All, you will be prepared with the experience you need. Paired with a flexible curriculum and diverse performance opportunities, graduates are uniquely positioned to teach the next generation of music students.

Sample courses in this program include:

  • ME101, Foundations in Music Education
  • MT101, Music Theory
  • ML206, English & Italian Diction
  • ED242, Educating Children with Special Needs
  • ME330, Self-Representation for Musicians
  • ES313, Accompanying

Please visit the Butler University Bulletin for more course information.

  • Choral General
  • Instrumental
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music History
  • Music Theory
  • Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy

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Imagine. Innovate. Inspire.

True innovation in arts education comes from a combination of a liberal arts foundation, personal attention from renowned practicing artists, and opportunities for performance, internships, and community outreach. 

Jordan College of the Arts (JCA) students are challenged from their first days on campus to embrace their individuality and learn their art. Add collaborative partnerships and personalized experiences and students are primed to practice and create their best work. 

Through it all, we create the new artist-citizen. Those who will inspire the evolution of the arts—making our communities, economies, culture, and people better for it.