Music Education

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About the Program

The Culver-Stockton College music program provides students of promise an engagement with artistic expression that reflects the integrity of the human spirit. For over 100 years, the music program has encouraged performers, educators and students to reach for their highest potential. Our music faculty offer a wide range of expertise and specialization and give students the personal attention they deserve. The department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). Graduates of the department have gone on to distinguished professional careers as educators and performers.

What Makes the Program Distinctive?

Through interactive learning, students gain real-life, hands-on experience they can use in their future workplace. Our students are guaranteed to graduate in four years and have a 100 percent placement rate.

Beyond the Classroom

Student Run Clubs: NAfME-C (National Association for Music Education – Collegiate) Music Student Advisory Council
Honor Societies: Sigma Phi Zeta
Professional Experiences: Student Teaching
Travel Study Courses: The curriculum encourages travel, whether touring with an ensemble or going on international or domestic musical expeditions.
Service LearningField experience
Awards and Recognition100% placement rate of student teachers seeking a position.

After C-SC

Students hold positions in elementary and secondary schools throughout the country.  Graduates also open their own private studios, hold church music positions and various positions in the music industry.

“There is a strong family feel in the music department that would be almost impossible to find anywhere else. All of the professors care and take the time to get to know the students as individuals, which makes learning easier and more personal.”
–Nicole Smart ’20

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The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to prepare students of promise for a dynamic world through our distinctive experiential curriculum within a supportive learning community founded upon the best values of faith and the human spirit.

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