The Fine and Performing Arts' Music Division offers three bachelors degrees and a minor in music.
Bachelor of Music in Music Education
Elizabethtown College Music Education graduates benefit from hands-on experiences throughout all semesters of their education at the College. Beginning in the first year, our students are out in the field observing practicing music teachers as well as engaging in peer-teaching activities. The Music Education program at Elizabethtown College prepares graduates to earn a Pennsylvania Department of Education Certification in Music K–12 instrumental and vocal. Course work for all students in the program includes methods courses in brass, woodwind, string, percussion, and voice. All music majors also complete a rigorous course of study which includes music theory, music history, aural skills, conducting, composing/arranging, and applied lessons.
For additional information about the Music Education program at Elizabethtown College, contact Dr. Kevin Shorner-Johnson, director of Music Education Studies: email@example.com; 717-361-1532.
Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy
A career in music therapy allows individuals to combine a love of music with a sincere interest in working with people. Credentialed music therapists use music as a tool to provide successful, motivating music experiences within a therapeutic environment. The music therapy program at Elizabethtown College is a competency-based curriculum that provides a comprehensive, personalized education. The integrated coursework effectively develops students' musicianship skills, knowledge base concerning a variety of different clinical/therapeutic needs, and core music therapy clinical skills. Students graduating from the program are in excellent standing when applying for their internships and jobs.
The extensive clinical opportunities at Elizabethtown College provide a wide range of hands-on experiences that assist students in combining their knowledge and skills to plan and conduct effective music therapy sessions. Students complete six semesters of clinical experiences on and off-campus in a variety of settings, each session supervised by a board certified music therapist. Seniors also have the opportunity to work with additional clients from the community within the on-campus clinic.
For additional information, contact Dr. Gene Anne Behrens at 717-361-1991 or via e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bachelor of Arts in Music
Students gain an in-depth background in music theory, music history, aural skills, keyboard harmony and the creative and performance skills important to any music career. The bachelor of arts in music is also an excellent choice for those with a strong interest in music who want a liberal arts education to prepare for graduate school or other careers such as the ministry, arts management, business, medicine or law.
A minor in music offers opportunities to acquire and develop skills in music theory, performance, music history and literature.