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Music Education

Prepare to become a certified teaching professional with a focus on music education through our integrated Music Education program.

Our program combines practical and theoretical study with the opportunity to train with distinguished composers, performers, and scholars. A foundation in education best practices will set the stage for your career success within the classroom.

Advance your musical skills by learning about

  • Music technology
  • Music composition
  • Music theory
  • Classroom management

Pursue teaching certification or a master’s degree upon completion of this program as you enter into your vocational calling to impact the next generation of musicians, composers, and performers.

We have scholarship opportunities!

Fine Arts Scholarship opportunities are available for those interested in pursuing this program. Click here for eligibility and requirement details!

MO Fast Track Eligible!



Department Chair

Tom Matrone, DMA

Music Department Chair, Director of Choral Activities

Regular Faculty

Greg Morris, D.M.A.

Professor of Music (Piano); Director of Piano Studies

Jason Salazar, PhD

Professor of Music, Worship Leadership Program Coordinator

Kevin Andrew Hawkins, Ph.D.

Professor of Music, Music Education Program Coordinator

Larry Dissmore, D.M.A

Professor of Music, Director of Orchestra Activities

Adjunct Faculty

Sheri Slater, D.M.A.

Adjunct Professor; Applied Clarinet Instructor

Jane Harris

Adjunct Professor; Applied Piano Instructor

Timothy Wootton

Adjunct Professor of Music; Applied Trumpet Instructor

Daniel "Riley" Robison

Adjunct Professor; Applied Bass & Cello Instructor

Dodi Petersen

Adjunct Professor; Applied Bassoon Instructor

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