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Music Education

DePaul's School of Music prepares musician/educators who understand and experience music education in multiple contexts through the lenses of culturally responsive teaching and Vincentianism. Students can expect the program to be supported and shaped by the philosophy of our Conceptual Framework: "Professional, Culturally Responsive Musician/Educator".

Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Master of Music in Music Education


Community Engagement   

Music Education students extend their learning beyond the classroom with these community programs.

  • Practicum: A year-long teaching experience during junior year at a local K-8 school
  • Once Upon A Symphony
  • Y.O.U.R.S Program
  • Community Music Division's New Horizons Band

Summer Music Education Programs   

Each summer, the School of Music offers music educators certification workshops in Kodály and Orff Levels as well as a workshop on African Drumming. These workshops offer current teachers and music education students an opportunity to earn college credit or CEU credits and we offer a working teacher discount. Read more here.

Alumni Placements   

Addison Trail High School (Illinois)
Barrington School District (Illinois)
North Shore School District #112 (Illinois)
Chicago Public Schools: Lakeview High School, Whitney Young High School, Disney Magnet School, LaSalle Language Academy, Ruben Salazar Bilingual Academy
Des Moines Public Schools
Addison School District #4 (Illinois)
Community Consolidated School District #54 (Schaumburg, IL)
Des Plaines School District #62 (Illinois)
Francis W. Parker School (Chicago, IL)
Skokie Community Consolidated School District #65 (Illinois)
Buffalo Community Middle School (Minnesota)
Lemont-Bromberek District 113A (Illinois)
Conservatorion Ness Ziona (Israel)
Herscher Community Unit School District #2 (Illinois)
McHenry High School (Illinois)
Prairie Hills Elementary School District #144 (Illinois)
Kirby School District #140 (Illinois)
Tinley Park School District #146 (Illinois)
Naperville North High School (Illinois)
New Trier High School (Illinois)