Music Education

The University offers a K-12 program in music education. Upon completion of the program and satisfaction of all program requirements, students graduate with a B.A. degree in music education. Students must first audition for admission to the Music Department, complete 30 semester hours of course work with a minimum of 2.5 GPA, and submit a formal application to the K-12 Music Education Program. Criteria for admission to the music program are listed below. Students in the music education program must maintain a GPA of at least 2.5 to continue in the program. Students whose GPA falls below 2.5 will be given a one semester probationary standing. Failing to raise the GPA to the required minimum of 2.5 in the following semester will result in dismissal from the program.


The goal of Ohio Christian University's Music Education Program is to graduate competent, caring, and qualified teachers for public and private schools. The program integrates a Christian worldview and constructivist philosophy of education. Upon graduation, the student should be able to:

  • Possess the musical skills and knowledge necessary to serve as a music teacher or in worship arts ministries.
  • Be able to articulate a personal philosophy of music education or worship arts ministries.
  • Demonstrate a substantial command of the following areas of the music curriculum:
    • Music fundamentals
    • Melodic and rhythmic dictation and sight singing.
    • Music literature
    • Functional piano skills
    • The ability to perform effectively in a musical ensemble
  • Possess the skills and knowledge necessary to continue music studies.
Degree Title: Bachelor of Arts
Available Formats: Traditional Undergraduate
Program Core Credit Hours: 149 semester credit hours
Additional Academic Requirements: 

General Education Core = 46 credit hours
Religion Core = 24 credit hours

Recital Hour

The Recital Hour will consist of Solo Hour, Faculty-Guest Recitals, and other concerts that will be scheduled periodically throughout the semester. All music majors must complete seven semesters of Recital Hour.

*MU199 Recital 

All music majors will be enrolled in the non-credit Recital course each semester. It is offered on a satisfactory/unsatisfactory basis. All music majors must complete seven (7) semesters before graduation.

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