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About Music Education with Choral Emphasis at Young Harris College

Music Education with Choral Emphasis prepares you for a range of graduate school and career options. It prepares musician/scholars to teach music on the P-12 level through field experiences, music instruction, performance, pedagogical practice, and education methods studies.

The curriculum educates by providing students with the academic tools to interpret texts and musical scores. In this way, they are challenged to think critically and analytically to make both academic and artistic decisions. The BME also inspires and empowers students through musical performance.


Faculty spotlight

Get to know some of the instructors who will guide you through the Theatre Performance program.

I am proud to be a part of a thriving Fine Arts program that affords our students a lot of personal attention and hands on experience.  In just the last few years we have produced alumni that are singing at the Metropolitan Opera in New York, teaching and performing music throughout the southeast, and starring in major motion pictures.  It is quite a record for a small liberal arts college.

Jeffrey Bauman
Mr. Jeff M. Bauman Professor of Music; Chair, Department of Music; Director of Choral and Vocal Activities – Fine Arts

Music Education with Choral Emphasis degree requirements

To graduate with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education with Choral Emphasis from YHC, you’ll take 120 hours of coursework.

General Education:

31 hours

Program Courses:

89 hours

Some of our most popular music education classes include:

MUSI 4442 Choral Arranging:

Study choral arranging techniques, including age and skill-level appropriate vocal ranges, and part-writing. Students will complete arrangements to be performed on a regular basis with culminating projects that will be arranged for choir or choral ensemble to be performed by an appropriate ensemble.