Students pursuing music education at Trinity participate in an innovative five-year program. After earning the four-year Bachelor of Music, students complete a summer graduate program and a student-teaching internship and are awarded a Master of Arts in Teaching and all-level teacher certification in music. With a dual emphasis in music and liberal arts, the Bachelor of Music in music education may be focused on elementary general music education, choral music education, or instrumental music education.
- Unique five-year program couples music major with Master of Arts in Teaching
- 100% placement rate in teaching positions for graduates of MAT in music education
- Ample “podium time” conducting ensembles to build portfolio
- More than 25% of students perform in music ensembles
What You'll Study
Learning how to teach—one note at a time
Raising the Bar
While faculty are experts in their craft, teaching is their real forte. And who better to teach students how to teach, than the best teachers themselves?
Humming with opportunities on campus, in San Antonio, and around the world.
“I cannot tell you how much I have grown from when I started with Dr. Bondari to now. You can always get better, but now I see myself as a composer whereas before I was just a person who wrote music.” - Caileen Tallant ’16
Music scholarships range from $1,500 - $10,000 per year and are renewable annually based on a successful audition, continued full-time enrollment, and...
From China to Austria, students perform around the world, fully immersing themselves in the very regions from which their music originates. Learning...
Students are also actively involved in observing and teaching in elementary and secondary schools throughout their four-year undergraduate experience...
Students perform inside stunning facilities on campus, such as the Smith Music Building, Laurie Auditorium, and Margarite B. Parker Chapel. Trinity is...
Students can join various choral and instrumental ensembles that perform on campus and around the world. Two a cappella groups serenade campus every...
Pi Kappa Lambda recognizes outstanding achievements of music students pursuing a Bachelor of Music or a Bachelor of Arts with a major in music...
Stieren Arts Enrichment Series
Through the Stieren Arts Enrichment Series, Trinity regularly hosts an array of world-class musicians on residency...
When You Graduate
Key to Success
Trinity music education majors participate in activities usually only afforded to graduate students at other institutions, which give them an advantage post-graduation. Undergraduates receive ample “podium” time in order to develop their musical leadership skills and boost their resume with professional experiences.
Kummerer, a history and music major at Trinity, discovered a beautiful, long-lost medieval manuscript gathering dust in Trinity’s Special Collections library. This manuscript is a collection of musical chants sung by monks during church mass—including some that hadn’t been sung for centuries.
Very “humbled and frightened” Irene stepped onto the Ruth Taylor Music Hall stage before such famed Trinity music faculty as William Thornton, Rosalind Phillips, and Andrew Milhaso, she “prayed for God to use me as His instrument and—to my joy—I was accepted.”
While in high school Matthew was active in various music programs: choir, a capella groups, theater, and state competitions, so he drew on his vocal talent when applying to college. This included a self-recorded CD, which led to a call from Scott MacPherson, Trinity choir director, who invited him...
Trinity’s career placement network prides itself on placing 100 percent of the graduates of the Trinity teacher education program. Recent graduates are teaching in diverse settings, are active in leadership roles in the profession, and have presented their ensembles at state conferences.
- Educational Leadership
- English as a Second Language
- Music Business
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