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Music Education: Strings

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Study music education at NGU and learn to inspire others through the world of music.

North Greenville University is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
Focused Electives
Concert Band. Concert Choir. Jazz Band. Marching Band. Orchestra. Pep Band. String Ensembles. And more!
Job Growth
Projected from 2021 to 2031

* Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

For the Love of Music

Music is created to be shared and to inspire. You enjoy sharing your passion and talent for music with others. The field of music education provides an opportunity to create a career of passing on your love of music.

The Cline School of Music ;integrates academic excellence, a Christian worldview, and an enriched cultural experience to produce well-rounded Christian musicians. 

By studying music education: instrumental with a strings focus, you’ll enhance your own musical talent through applied lessons and ensemble performances. Courses in music theory and history, methods, education, and directed student teaching will prepare you to be an effective music educator. 

What Can I Do With an Degree in Music Education Strings?

The music education field provides the opportunity to continually build your personal musical talents while helping others find joy through music. Create life-shaping musical experiences for students and gift them with an appreciation for the arts. 

The classroom isn’t the only place you’ll thrive with a degree in music education. Use your talents and knowledge to conduct ensembles, create music curriculum, or open your own private music studio!

Pursue further education and earn advanced degrees in the field of music education such as a Master of Music Education or a Music Education: Advanced certificate.  

Experience Learning as You Compose, Practice, Perform, and Perfect

Bands and Ensembles

You want choices? We’ve got them! Marching band in the fall. Pep band in the spring. Concert choir, jazz band, and a wide array of ensembles throughout the year. Whatever your passion, pursue it at NGU. 





Compose or Perform (or Both!)

Refine your skills and showcase your talents in over 40 performances each year. Receive helpful feedback to grow as an artist. From chamber and ensemble performances to student and faculty recitals, there’s something for everyone.


Work Studies for Every Level of Experience

Assist ensemble conductors as they prepare for rehearsals. Facilitate guest performances. Even advise younger musicians in their journey. Put your talent to good use for others. 

Plenty of Space to Find Your Place

You need time and space to practice. Between Turner Chapel and the Hayes Christian Fine Arts Center, enjoy access to over two dozen spaces designed for you to learn, practice, and perfect your craft. 

Music Beside Experienced & Faithful Musicians

J. David Cudd, EdD
Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
Gregory Graf, DMA
Director, Choral Activities
Liz Boehm
Academic Secretary, The Cline School of Music
Cheryl Greene, DMA
Professor, Music
Stephen M. Griner, MM
Instructor, Music
Angela Horn-Barrett
Associate Professor, Music
Fabio Parrini, MM
Professor, Music
K. Brent Coppenbarger, DMA
Professor, Music
Megan Scruggs Hollifield, MA
Instructor, Music Worship Studies
Christopher Davis, DMA
Professor, Music
W. Gary Rhoden Jr., MA
Instructor, Music Education
Darian K. Washington, DMA
Professor, Music
Michael Weaver, DM
Professor, Music

Study Music Education – One Note at a Time

  • Music Education Year 1

    Year 1 Sample Courses

    • History of Music and Art
    • Music Theory
    • Foreign Language
    • Primary and Secondary Instrument
    • Intro to Education
  • Music Education Year 2

    Year 2 Sample Courses

    • Computer Technology for Musicians
    • String Techniques
    • Basic Conducting
    • Primary and Secondary Instrument
    • Foundations of Education
  • Music Education Year 3

    Year 3 Example Courses

    • Music Styles before 1750
    • Music Styles 1750 to 19th Century
    • Advanced Conducting
    • Brass and Percussion Techniques
    • Elementary and Middle Music Methods
  • Music Education Year 4

    Year 4 Example Courses

    • Reading and Writing in the Content Area
    • Secondary Music Methods and Management
    • Music Styles Post-19th Century
    • Primary Instrument Applied
    • Directed Student Teaching

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

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