Attend Wyoming’s only accredited music teacher preparation program

The B.M. in music education at UW helps students share the magic of music. We’re proud to offer the only accredited music teacher preparation program in the state of Wyoming. Holistic skills and experiences set our students up for successful teaching careers.

What is Music Education?

Throughout the program, students learn where music education can take them. With experiential opportunities, skills are applied in classroom settings. Working in programs of all sizes gives students a stronger understanding of the career paths they can take.

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Our music education faculty are accomplished researchers who have presented and published at the state, regional, national and international levels. Several of their research interests involve inclusive music education, early childhood music education, rural music education, student teacher/mentor relationships, gender studies and modern band. We take pride in our distinguished faculty, comprised of highly skilled and dedicated professors who possess a profound understanding of their craft and maintain a steadfast commitment to honing their expertise.



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What can you do with a Music Education bachelor's degree?

With the qualification to teach every age, nearly 100% of students gain employment before school begins. Most graduates find in-state positions in choir, band or general music.

Music Education Careers

  • High School Teacher 
  • Middle School Teacher
  • Kindergartner and Elementary School Teacher
  • Private Tutor


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Here are a few places Where our University of Wyoming alumni have Continued Their Education!

  • University of Nevada - Las Vegas
  • Southern New Hapshire University
  • University of Wyoming
  • Arizona State University 
  • Northern State University 
  • University of Arizona 
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Music Education Program Highlights

Music Education students enjoy their time in the Department of Music for many reasons. Our program features benefits for students’ success and unique opportunities to find connections in the world of music.


Smaller Class Sizes 

The Music education program usually has around 65 declared undergraduate majors and about 10 student teachers each year. Our enrollment numbers ensure students receive direct support from professors throughout their time studying on campus.

Software Access

We’re preparing future music teachers for success by showing them the profession’s technological demands. Stations with updated recording and sound technology allow students to create unique works. Students also interact with adaptive technology to improve experiences for those with special needs.

Financial Support

There are several scholarships and opportunities available to undergraduate students. Upperclassmen are eligible to apply for the Cowboys in the Classroom scholarship, and Wyoming Music Educators Association Kuhn-Parsons Memorial Scholarship.

Networking & Student Groups

The UW Department of Music supports several student organizations like collegiate chapters of the National Association for Music Education and the National Education Association. Students may also participate in student communities related to instrumental, choral and jazz specialties.


I first entered the University of Wyoming music education program with little idea of what to expect. However, I soon realized that this was a great program. It was hard, there was a lot to learn and master, but I felt very prepared to enter the teaching field after completing this program. I had so many opportunities available to me at UW, like being a drum major with the marching band, the ability to study conducting with multiple conducting masters, and performing in every ensemble I could fit into my schedule. I think that all of these experiences helped shape who I am as a teacher and better prepared me for the world of education.

- Michael Jaycox
B.M. '12, M.M.E. '15

Contact Us

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College of Art and Sciences

Department of Music

Department 3037, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242