For students wishing to pursue a career in teaching music at the elementary or secondary level, the Music Education program combines the core Music credits of the BMus program with instruction in conducting, instrumental and choral techniques, and methods, materials, and philosophy of music education, and allows for study of a second teaching subject. Music Education courses are taught by distinguished and experienced music specialists and in-school educators. Students have opportunities to gain in-school experience through volunteering in local schools. Laurier has a student chapter of the Ontario Music Educators' Association.
Music Education Faculty
SAMPLE PROGRAM – Music Education Program
This is one of several possible program outlines for a trumpet major who wants to teach secondary school music with geography as the second teachable subject.
|Year I||Year II||Year III||Year IV|
|Wind Ensemble||Wind Ensemble||Orchestra||Orchestra|
|Theory I, II||Theory III, IV||Orchestration||Music from 1900 to 1945|
|Music History I||Music History II, III||Studies in Classical Music||Music Since 1945|
|Musical Skills I, II||Musical Skills III, IV||Contemporary Musicianship||Voice Techniques|
|Introduction to Geography||Violin Techniques||Percussion Techniques||Flute, Clarinet, Saxophone Techniques|
|Strategies of Writing||Physical Geography||Conducting I, II||Seminar in Secondary Music Education|
|Cultural and Historical Geography||Asia|