Music Education Program

With the WSU music education degree, students are prepared to become excellent music teachers and leaders in the profession. Students can pursue their own interests and talents both inside and outside the classroom, while developing a solid academic foundation in music and teaching.

  • Many vocal and instrumental performance opportunities in orchestra, band, chamber ensembles, jazz ensembles, and as soloists
  • Personal attention from music faculty in applied lessons and advising
  • Small class sizes in music theory, music history and music education
  • Forums, master classes and workshops featuring music education experts and professionals
  • Specialized teacher preparation courses in Winona State’s highly regarded education program

National Association for Music Education

The National Association for Music Education (NAfME) is the world’s largest arts education organization.

The WSU Collegiate Chapter of NAfME plays a strong role in helping students develop professional interests and skills:

  • Develop leadership and teamwork skills through activities and leadership positions
  • Attend workshops, performances and industry exhibits at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Annual Midwinter Clinic in Minneapoliss
  • Help organize the annual elementary choral songfest – host, conduct rehearsals, observe and listen to more than 500 area schoolchildren
  • Be part of a strong community working together to be future music educators
Contact the Music Department
Music Department
Dufresne Performing Arts Center 146


Marybeth Lenhardt
Office Manager
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