Contact & Location


Lionel Hampton School of Music

Physical Address:
Corner of Blake & W. Sweet Ave.
PHONE: 208-885-6231
FAX: 208-885-7254

Mailing Address:
Lionel Hampton School of Music
c/o University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
University of Idaho
Moscow, Idaho 83844-4015
Music education

Bachelor of Music: Music Education

The most likely candidate for this degree is a student seeking certification to teach music in the public schools. Students in this degree must also be capable performers on at least one instrument (or voice). Students focus on instrumental music K-12 or vocal music K-12. A "vocal minor" is available for instrumentalists who wish to direct choirs as well.

The courses required in this degree focus on music and professional education, and for that reason it does not make a very "smooth" double major with other subjects. It is possible, however, for secondary-school music teachers to become certified in other subjects without too many additional courses (normally 25-40 additional credits per subject area). Off-campus student teaching lasting one semester is the capstone course in this degree.

*There is an optional emphasis in jazz education available for this degree program

Note: teacher certification is not required for most college-level teaching jobs or in many private or parochial schools.

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