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Department of Music Music Education Degree

Major

BEGIN YOUR MUSIC TEACHING CAREER HERE!

The music education program is an undergraduate program that focuses on the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed to teach music to students, ages birth through 21. UW-Stevens Point offers Wisconsin teacher certification in music education – choral, music education – general and music education – instrumental.

Successful candidates in the program earn a Bachelor of Music degree and a Wisconsin teaching license in one or more of the music education certification areas. Full admission to this program is through an application and interview process normally completed during a student’s sophomore year.

UWSP Music Education student teaching.

WHY STUDY MUSIC EDUCATION AT UW-STEVENS POINT?

UW-Stevens Point graduates in the School of Education typically have some of the highest career outcome rates in full-time teaching jobs within their first year after graduation in the UW System. Students who achieve a Wisconsin license for teaching music have unlimited career opportunities across the United States. Recent graduates of the program are teaching music in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Whether students wish to stay in Wisconsin or experience another area, a degree in music education offers the opportunity.
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​Whether you are a recent graduate or a longtime alum, you can make an important difference for today’s students in the College of Fine Arts and Communication. By volunteering to share your story, your network, your career advice, and your successes, you can help guide students through the start of their professional lives as they discover their purpose. You are a vital part of our Pointer family and we look forward to hearing from you!
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WHAT TO EXPECT

Student teaching is the culminating experience in the teacher candidate’s academic program of study at UW-Stevens Point. It provides an opportunity for teacher candidates to practice and refine their knowledge and skills under the supervision and guidance of cooperating teachers and our own faculty who have dedicated their careers to education and a lifetime of student learning. Students also have the opportunity to perform in:

  • Summer Ensembles
  • Summer Music Venues
  • Area civic and professional performing groups

UW-Stevens Point graduates in the School of Education typically have some of the highest career outcome rates in full-time teaching jobs within their first year after graduation in the UW System. Students who achieve a Wisconsin license for teaching music have unlimited career opportunities across the United States. Recent graduates of the program are teaching music in Wisconsin, Minnesota, Florida, Texas, Arizona and Nevada. Whether students wish to stay in Wisconsin or experience another area, a degree in music education offers the opportunity.

MEET YOUR FACULTY AND STAFF

UW-Stevens Point faculty members are accessible and happy to help majors get the most out of their educational experience. Our experienced faculty integrates acting, voice and movement into a rigorous professional training program. They have directed and performed nationally and internationally throughout their careers.
Brian Baldauff

Brian Baldauff

  • Assistant Professor – Percussion
  • Percussion Area Coordinator
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Susan Bender

Susan Bender

  • Professor – Voice
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Stacey Berk

Stacey Berk

  • Professor – Oboe
  • Professor – Music Theory & Composition
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts

Myles Boothroyd

  • Assistant Professor – Saxophone
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Rachel Brashier

Rachel Brashier

  • Director of Music Education
  • Graduate Advisor for the Music Department
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-2227
Danielle Breisach

Danielle Breisach

  • Associate Lecturer – Flute
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Anna Cromwell

Anna Cromwell

  • Assistant Professor – Violin and Viola
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Matheus Cruz

Matheus Cruz

  • Lecturer – Voice
  • Interim Director of Choirs
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Brian Ellingboe

Brian Ellingboe

  • Lecturer – Bassoon
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Kelvin Kaspar

Kelvin Kaspar

  • Associate Lecturer of Guitar
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts

Ryan Korb

  • Lecturer – Jazz Percussion
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107
Music Professor Patrick Lawrence

Patrick Lawrence

  • Professor – Low Brass
  • Professor – Music Education
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
John Lynch

John Lynch

  • Director of Bands and Professor of Music
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Andres Moran

Andres Moran

  • Assistant Professor of Horn
  • Orchestral Director
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Rachel Neece

Rachel Neece

  • Associate Lecturer – Music History
  • Associate Lecturer – Guitar
Aber Suzuki Center, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Molly Roseman

Molly Roseman

  • Professor – Piano
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts

Mathew Buchman

  • Professor and Director – Jazz Studies
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Timothy Buchholz

Timothy Buchholz

  • Associate Professor – Vocal Jazz
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-261-6246
Sarah Manasreh

Sarah Manasreh

  • Assistant Professor – Clarinet
  • Assistant Professor – Music Theory
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Matthew Markham

Matthew Markham

  • Associate Professor – Voice
  • Voice Area Coordinator
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Rachel Snyder Turney

Rachel Snyder Turney

  • Associate Lecturer – Class Piano
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
David Story

David Story

  • Professor – String Bass
Aber Suzuki Center, College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
Brent Turney

Brent Turney

  • Department Chair – Music
  • Professor – Trumpet
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts
715-346-3107

Mindy Park

  • Assistant Professor – Cello
College of Fine Arts and Communication, Department of Music, School of Performing Arts

ACCREDITATION

National Association of Schools of Music

The College of Fine Arts and Communication at UW-Stevens Point is accredited by these professional associations: National Association of Schools of Music. UW-Stevens Point in the only college in the state to hold national accreditation in all of its arts programs: Art and Design, Dance, Interior Architecture, Music, and Theatre, placing it in the top 7% in the nation.

National Association of Schools of Music