All students seeking admission must demonstrate musical background and performance strengths necessary for successful completion of the stated curriculum. Admission into Biola University does not guarantee admission into the Conservatory of Music as a music major. A student will be admitted to the Conservatory after:
The Music Education degree will help you develop the skills you need to prepare for a successful career in music education. Graduates have a nearly 100% success rate at finding jobs in music education within six months of graduation, which speaks to the program’s strength and effectiveness.
Biola's music education community and courses prepare students to impact the world for Christ through their musical gifts and talents. The strengths of the music education program include:
In addition to the general core of music courses, our comprehensive Music Education program will guide you in developing skills that are critical for music directors in an educational context such as conducting, interpreting and performing music. Student conductor positions, teaching assistantships, student observation, and required student teaching provide invaluable hands-on experience that prepares you for a successful career in music education. Special service learning projects such as Dream Center Music Days and the Music Education Outreach program offer you a chance to apply your skills and make a difference in the lives of aspiring musicians.
Graduates have found great success in acquiring jobs in music education and are leading the next generation of musicians in classrooms across the country. Our alumni have a near-100% success rate at finding jobs in music education within six months of graduation; this attests to the strength of the program and the dedication and passion of our students!
Biola gave me so much more than just a degree to enter the field of music education. The courses, communities, and professors at Biola taught me how to truly impact the world for Christ by pursuing my career with the fervor and excellence that is reflective of our Creator. The skills and disciplines I cultivated at Biola are priceless tools that will forever propel my career and desire to seek Christ in all that I do.”
The biblical training was invaluable. And the broadness and depth of the Bible curriculum was a lot more valuable than I realized or appreciated at the time. It gave me a grounding in the faith and in issues that I wouldn't have otherwise received. The musical education I received gave me a solid foundation both as a performer and as a teacher. So many places have the technical things in place, but the music lacks the risk-taking and passion that is typical of Biola's ensembles. ”
I would like to thank the music department (now conservatory) as a whole for your commitment to providing an outstanding music education integrated with Christian world view for students such as I was. I know God led me to attend Biola...and my time spent there greatly affected the direction of my life. ”