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Careers in Music Education

Careers in Music Education: Teaching the Next Generation of Musicians

Designed for K-12 educators, the online master’s in music education program from Lindenwood provides the instructional skills necessary for advanced careers in music education. As a student, you’ll learn from experienced musicians as you strengthen your knowledge of contemporary issues, research methods, and conducting.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports a steady growth rate for the education industry. At a 4% rate of increase, more than 40,000 new positions for high school teachers alone will be created by 2029.

High School Teacher


High school teachers typically educate students in ninth through twelfth grade and ensure they gain the skills and knowledge that qualify them for a high school diploma. These educators teach one area of study, such as mathematics, history, or art, and help students prepare for success in adulthood.

Music Director and Composer


Music directors and composers support bands and orchestras during musical performances and practice sessions through guidance and direction. Professionals in these roles may write their own original pieces or practice the original work of other musicians.

Career and salary information from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Additional careers in music education:

  • Elementary school teacher
  • Postsecondary music teacher

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Program Outcomes: Innovative Teaching Tools for Careers in Music Education

When you complete the online master’s in music education program, you will be able to:

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Contact an enrollment counselor at 855-941-0568 to learn more about the career services that are available to you.

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