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Teach the World
to Make Music

Music Education

A music teacher possesses a love of music and the desire to help others experience that connection.

The Music Education Program at Loyola New Orleans is built on an enduring tradition of excellence and marked by a rich legacy of accomplished graduates. 

Study with renowned faculty musicians and practicing mentor-teachers. Pursue a comprehensive field-based curriculum and a rich pedagogical tradition, geared toward reaching and teaching students across a diverse range of learning styles. Grow as a musician while you learn to make a difference in today’s music classroom. 

And ultimately, join the field of graduates who help people express themselves through music, at schools in Louisiana and across the United States.

Undergraduate Degree Programs

Bachelor of Music in Music Education

Through study and interaction with faculty and practicing mentor-teachers, you will not only grow as a leader and thinker but also develop an aesthetic vision of excellence in teaching.

Music Education (Instrumental Music) 

Music Education (Vocal Music) 

Certification Programs

The Alternative Teacher Certification in Instrumental or Vocal Music is designed for students who have a bachelor’s degree in music and want to be certified to teach instrumental or vocal music K-12.  Each Post-Baccalaureate Certificate-Only program consists of 33 credit-hours and includes 9 hours of residency training.  Students enroll in a selection of Loyola’s undergraduate courses and receive Louisiana State Alternative Teacher Certification at the end of the program.

Alternative Teacher Certification


See an overview of the program's curriculum and requirements.

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National Association for Music Education Collegiate Chapter

As a collegiate member of NAfME, you have opportunities to network with active music educators, discover new teaching methods and techniques, attend workshops and more

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Music Education Lecture Series

The purpose of the series is to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of students, faculty, music teachers in the Greater New Orleans region

Music Education Faculty

Learn about music education faculty members.