Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

Bachelor of Music Education (BME)

The BME degree (Bachelor of Music Education) adds to the liberal arts requirements (English, math, science, etc.) and the core curriculum in music an intensive and rigorous package of courses in education and in the methodologies of teaching and learning.

This degree leads to K-12 certification in music (choral, general, instrumental) and prepares you for careers teaching music in public or private elementary and secondary schools. One of the additional distinctions of the music education degree at UNL is its innovative attention to the teaching of music composition pedagogy and the exploration of vernacular music performance pedagogy (that is, learning to teach music composition and learning to teach pop/rock performance).



  • Teacher
  • Private Studio Instructor
  • Music Ministry

Application to this program

Admission as a major or minor to the Glenn Korff School of Music requires acceptance to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and fulfillment of requirements for the Hixson-Lied College of Fine and Performing Arts.

Read more about undergraduate application

Admission to the Glenn Korff School of Music as a music major or minor or as a dance major or minor requires an audition. The audition is in addition to the formal application process for admission to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Read more about the Undergraduate Audition process