Music Education

Degree Granted
Degree Level
Garden City, NY

With a degree in music education, you can become a K–12 classroom music instructor or private teacher.

Why Earn Your BS in Music Education?

The degree leads to K-12 Certification in Music from the New York State Education Department opening a variety of exciting employment opportunities to graduates such as public school, private school, and early childhood music teaching, as well as studio teaching.

Why Major in Music Education at Adelphi?

Adelphi students playing instruments with young children.

  • Receive individualized attention and be part of small classes where professors take pride in your successes.
  • Learn the skills necessary to launch your career in music from a distinguished faculty of actively engaged educators, performers and composers.
  • Get prepared for a career as a music teacher at the elementary and secondary levels in general, vocal and instrumental music.


* Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018
of our music and music education graduates are employed or continuing their education within six months of graduation.
Adelphi University Career Outcomes Survey: Class of 2018

Adelphi’s music education program provided many opportunities to grow in leadership and scholarship, two qualities I certainly needed when I was hired to help restructure a high school’s musical theater program.

Sarah Liberti ’18 BS in Music Education

Exceptional Hands-On Learning

Our music education students participate in cocurricular opportunities off campus to broaden their experiences and enrich our communities:

Program Info

Application Requirements

To apply for this program, submit the appropriate application requirements along with an audition:

Transformative Educational Opportunities

All undergraduate students have the opportunity to apply for the following programs to expand their educational landscape:

  • The Honors College – fostering intellectual perspectives and critical skills
  • Levermore Global Scholars – preparing students to become global thinkers and leaders
  • Study Abroad – providing opportunities to experience another culture and see the world from a new perspective

Awards & Recognition

Phone Number
Performing Arts Center 208

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