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Music Education: Winds & Percussion

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Study music education at NGU and learn to inspire others through the world of music.

Choral music education. Elementary music education. Or Instrumental music education. Customize your studies to fit your passion.
Focused Electives
Brass Quintet. Concert Band. Concert Choir. Handbell Choir. Jazz Band. Marching Band. NGU Singers. Orchestra. Percussion Ensemble. String Ensembles. Winter Guard. Woodwind Ensemble.
Minutes Away
Greenville’s premier performing arts theater, the Peace Center, is just 30 minutes from NGU. Enjoy live performances by world-renowned musicians, orchestras, ballets, and more.

For the Love of Music

Inspire others to expand their musical talents. Encourage them to explore the world of music like never before. That’s your future in music education.

Private tutor or elementary music teacher. Band/choral/orchestra director. Early childhood music specialist or children’s ministry worker. Church worship leader or music missionary. Use your love of music and passion for teaching in countless incredible ways.

What Can I Do with a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education: Winds and Percussion?

A Bachelors’s degree in Music Education with a focus on Winds and Percussion offers various career paths in both education and performance. You could become a band director or a private instructor, guiding students of different ages and abilities on instruments like the flute, clarinet and saxophone. Besides teaching in schools, you could lead community ensembles, orchestras, or marching bands, nurturing a passion for music in your students.

Beyond education, you could pursue a career as a professional musician, performing in wind ensembles, orchestras, jazz bands, or as a soloist, showcasing your talent worldwide. A world of opportunities could await you.

Band Director

Music Teacher

Professional Musician

Instrument Repair Technician

Music Technologist

Music Therapist

Experience Learning as You Compose, Practice, Perform, and Perfect

Bands & Ensembles

You want choices? We’ve got them! Marching band in the fall. Pep band in the spring. Concert choir, jazz band, and a wide array of ensembles throughout the year. Whatever your passion, pursue it at NGU. 





Compose or Perform (or Both!)

Compose works for public premieres and receive helpful feedback to grow as an artist. Refine your skills and showcase your talents in over 40 performances each year. From chamber and ensemble performances to student and faculty recitals, there’s something for everyone.  





Work Studies for Every Level of Experience

Assist ensemble conductors as they prepare for rehearsals. Facilitate guest performances. Even advise younger musicians in their journey. Put your talent to good use for others. 

Plenty of Space to Find Your Place

You need time and space to practice. Between Turner Chapel and the Hayes Fine Arts Center, enjoy access to over two dozen spaces designed for you to learn, practice, and perfect your craft. 

Music Beside Experienced & Faithful Musicians

J. David Cudd, EdD
Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
Gregory Graf, DMA
Assistant Professor, Music
Cheryl Greene, DMA
Professor, Music
Liz Boehm
Academic Secretary, The Cline School of Music
Stephen M. Griner, MM
Instructor, Music
Angela Horn-Barrett
Associate Professor, Music
Fabio Parrini, MM
Professor, Music
Megan Scruggs Hollifield, MA
Instructor, Music Worship Studies
Christopher Davis, DMA
Professor, Music
W. Gary Rhoden Jr., MA
Instructor, Music Education
Michael Weaver, DM
Professor, Music

Study Music Education – One Note at a Time

Music Education Year 1

Year 1 Sample Courses

  • History of Music and Art
  • Music Theory
  • Foreign Language
  • Primary and Secondary Instrument
  • Intro to Education
Music Education Year 2

Year 2 Sample Courses

  • Computer Technology for Musicians
  • String Techniques
  • Basic Conducting
  • Primary and Secondary Instrument
  • Foundations of Education
Music Education Year 3

Year 3 Example Courses

  • Music Styles before 1750
  • Music Styles 1750 to 19th Century
  • Advanced Conducting
  • Brass and Percussion Techniques
  • Elementary and Middle Music Methods
Music Education Year 4

Year 4 Example Courses

  • Reading and Writing in the Content Area
  • Secondary Music Methods and Management
  • Music Styles Post-19th Century
  • Primary Instrument Applied
  • Directed Student Teaching

Elevate Your Perspective

You’ll also take Chapel for the first seven semesters, and Cultural Events for the first four semesters. This is the NGU difference, how you find your peak performance and elevate your perspective, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually.

Have Questions about the Music Education or Winds & Percussion Concentration?

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J. David Cudd, EdD

Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
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