The Bachelor of Arts in Music Education offers students the opportunity to prepare for careers as innovative and socially responsible music educators and leaders in arts education. Students gain the musical knowledge and pedagogical skills necessary to provide musical instruction in classroom (or general) music, instrumental music (band, orchestra and jazz ensembles), and choral/vocal music. They also learn to develop instructional programs in community settings and privately sponsored music programs. The major cultivates future teachers who capably navigate diverse school settings and who can construct instructional approaches that incorporate multiple traditional and innovative teaching methodologies to address the unique needs of their students. Students can elect to earn a California Teaching Credential as part of the Music Education major and can complete both the bachelor’s degree and the credential in just four years. In recent years, 100 percent of students who earned the credential found employment upon graduation, and typically most students find jobs in the field.
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Renowned jazz artists to hold workshop, bring new perspective to music education
In the DAILY BRUIN: Our new Global Jazz Studies Program hosts its first official workshop (Monday @ 11 a.m.) and concert (Tuesday @ 8 p.m.) with renowned South African jazz artists McCoy Mrubata and Paul Hanmer, who grew up during apartheid.
UCLA Music Department Participates in Faculty Exchange with Capital Normal University in Beijing
We have heard from Professors Inna Faliks and Lily Chen-Hafteck about their recent trip to China to exchange ideas and information with Faculty at Capital Normal University in Beijing. The September 2016 UCLA faculty exchange was a fascinating adventure. Organized by Lily Chen-Hafteck, the team, which included Lily Chen-Hafteck, Neal Stulberg, Antonio Lysy, Inna Faliks,
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