School of Music

Music Education

Bachelor of Music in Music Education — Choral Endorsement

For those students looking to focus on a music education degree specialized in the teaching of voice and the directing of choirs, this is your degree.  Although one will be a leader of ensembles upon completion of this degree, faculty in the vocal/choral area strongly believe that one must also be a performer in order to teach effectively.  Therefore, each student must prepare a junior voice recital in order to complete this specialized degree.

The WSU vocal/choral area offers four choirs: Concert Choir, Madrigal/Chamber Choir, University Singers, and VoJazz.  Not only does WSU produce opera scenes each fall, we also produce an opera or musical theater production each spring.  The variety of ensembles and productions here at WSU translates into a well-rounded choral music education that will provide you with the best experiences from which to draw as you enter the first years of your career.

Most students enter the university/college level having no real conducting experiences. For these students, the first opportunity to conduct occurs during student teaching.  At WSU we give you a competitive advantage; students enrolled in choral music methods courses workshop their craft in front of university ensembles before student teaching.

For a list of required courses and recommended course plan, refer to the WSU School of Music Handbook.

Email Professor Dean Luethi with questions regarding the Bachelor of Music in Music Education - Choral Endorsement.

For more information about WSU’s School of Music Vocal/Choral Area, please visit:


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