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Music Education

The DePauw University Music Education Program is approved by the Indiana Department of Education and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The Music Education Program is designed for the preparation of successful public school music teachers. The program leads to state certification to teach music in the P-12 public schools in Indiana. Two majors are available: an instrumental/general music emphasis and a choral/general music emphasis. To obtain certification, students must complete a semester of student teaching in an area elementary or secondary school.

Music education faculty members challenge students to develop their knowledge, skills, and dispositions to become accomplished musicians, scholars, and educators. The coursework is comprehensive and practical in nature allowing students to develop their musical knowledge and skills to their fullest potential. Prior to student teaching, students will complete field experiences in area schools throughout the duration of their academic career at DePauw and will also participate in teaching experiences inside and outside of the campus classroom.

Our students’ achievements have been recognized throughout the state of Indiana.  Nine music education majors have won the coveted “Outstanding Future Music Educator of the Year” award given annually by the Indiana Music Educators Association, whose chapters include every college and university music education program in the state.  Our job placement rate is very high, with approximately 95% of our music education graduates securing teaching positions around the country.


Bachelor of Music Education (B.M.E.)

    • Choral/General Music Education Emphasis

Details about the degree options are available online by viewing the School of Music Degree Worksheets.


Caroline Jetton and Craig Paré comprise the music education faculty. The music education faculty members have extensive experience teaching public school music and advanced degrees in their respective areas of specialty and are active in the music profession and in various music organizations.

For further information

Caroline Jetton, Professor
DePauw University School of Music
605 College Avenue
Greencastle, IN 46135

Craig Paré, Professor
DePauw University School of Music
605 College Avenue
Greencastle, IN 46135