Music Education

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Fast Facts:

  • Students pursuing a Bachelor of Music Education must complete 60 hours of coursework in the music department, including music history, music literature, music theory and aural skills.
  • Students also must pass a piano proficiency exam and satisfy requirements for a teaching degree by the education department.
  • Field experiences and education methods courses are offered during the 3-week terms in the spring of the sophomore and junior years.
  • Private lessons and ensemble work are required.
  • BME majors must complete repertoire and performance requirements for six semesters and prepare and perform a senior recital.
  • There is no freshman freeze. Students are able to participate in vocal and instrumental ensembles their first semester.
  • Fine Arts facilities include, Alexander Campbell Auditorium, Mabee Little Theatre, Merillat Recital Hall, Music Library/Composition Lab and Multi-Media Recording Studio.

Student Organizations:

C-SC Art Club
Culver-Stockton Teacher Organization (CSTO)
Collegiate National Association for Music Education
Sigma Phi Zeta Honor Society
Theta Alpha Phi National Theatre Honor Society

Other Fine Art Resources and Opportunities

Audition Process & Portfolio Review
Gallery and Venues
Guest Artists
Music Student Handbook
Fine Arts Calendar


Tom Polett
Professor of Music and Associate Chairperson of the Division of Fine, Applied & Literary Arts
Phone: (573) 288-6354

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