Music Education Applicants

Music Education applicants must meet certain academic benchmarks, upload an essay, submit at least two recommendations, and audition for faculty in their primary instrument or voice.

Students wishing to apply to the Music Education program must meet the following academic requirements:

Preferred Academic Benchmarks - Incoming Freshmen

  • Must meet a qualifying multiplier score (based on multiplying ACT or SAT by unweighted high school GPA):

                    - 60 (based on ACT Composite and High School GPA)
                    - 3060 (based on SAT Total score and High School GPA)  

Preferred Academic Benchmarks - Incoming Transfer Students

  • Must transfer with and maintain academic standards required by Provisional TEP and Residency Programs (2.75 GPA)
  • Maintain a B or higher in applied lessons
  • Possess ACT 21 or higher OR pass Praxis Academic Core Exam
            - Praxis minimum scores: (Reading – 156) (Writing – 162) (Math – 150)

In addition to meeting academic requirements, all undergraduate Music Education applications must also complete the following:

1.    Upload an essay that addresses the following questions:

  • Why do you want to be a music educator?
  • Who or what may have inspired your decision to become a music educator?
  • What specific skills and/or personality traits do you possess that may contribute to your success as a music educator?
  • Essay formatting - Essay formatting - Essay must be typed (12 point Times New Roman font) and feature single-spacing, one-inch margins, and a minimum of 500 words.

2.    Submit the names and e-mail addresses of TWO people who you trust to serve as references/recommenders (applications will not be considered without TWO).

3.    Audition and be accepted by applied faculty on an instrument or voice. See audition requirements.