Music Education at Vanderbilt


A Bachelors and Masters Degree from Vanderbilt in Five Years...

CoverConservatory-level training

Performance opportunities equivalent to those of a performance major - same amount of lessons, recitals, and attention.

World-class musicians as classroom, ensemble, and private instructors

Applied instruction on primary and secondary instruments - to prepare you for the ever-changing world of music education

Choral and instrumental conducting with considerable focus on methods and appropriate literature

...with a liberal arts focus

Vanderbilt's core of liberal arts education allows for maximum flexibility and growth

Study abroad possibilities in the Junior year

Intense academic study in a thriving, vibrant city

Experience every different kind of educational environment - urban, public, charter, parochial, private

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Peabody College of Education and Human Development

Peabody Peabody is consistently ranked among the top five education schools in the nation

Multiple outside practical experiences and student teaching assignments

Graduates are immediately certified to teach in Tennessee and have reciprocity agreements in 40 additional states

Financial aid and merit scholarship opportunities available for all five years of the program 

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Why Blair?

Integration and practical experience with a strong set of precollege ensembles. Instead of simulated classrooms, you get the experience of observing and teaching children in an ideal educational environment. Our precollege integration features assistantship opportunities with four youth orchestras, and a children’s chorus program encompassing six different choirs serving every grade level

Leadership opportunities with the Spirit of Gold Marching Band and University Concert Band

Undergraduate-only experience, allowing for ample classroom experience leading to internship 

Blair's student-to-faculty ratio is 4:1

Blair Graduates from the MA5 Program...

  • hold teaching positions at elementary and secondary schools, as well as universities
  • pursue Ph.D. and other doctoral studies at prestigious universities
  • hold administrative positions in arts organizations throughout the country 

Ma5 Events

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Click here to find out more information about the Second Annual Music Educators Forum, with special guest, Dr. Peter Boonshaft.