Passing along your passion for music to future generations

Completing this comprehensive major in Music Education will prepare you for multi-age licensure to teach music to learners ages 3–21, and PreK–12.

Our alumni teach in public and private schools, conduct chorales and marching bands, and find success as administrators, too!

Why Malone?

  • At Malone, you’ll take courses in both the Music and the Education departments.
  • Malone has state-of-the-art recording studios and new facilities with the latest recording technology.
  • Our practice room suite contains 10 Wenger self-contained practice rooms where students have the ability to change the acoustics. Settings range from cathedral to recording studio and everything in between!
  • Malone is one of the few Christian schools of its size to have a marching band. The band performs at half-time during home games and also in contests.
  • Malone University has important, unique partnerships with local schools in Stark County — some courses are actually taught by Malone professors but within the walls of a public school.
  • Employers of our graduates say that these teachers demonstrate a commitment to address the needs of all students in a caring, nondiscriminatory, and equitable manner.
  • Graduates of the School of Education and Human Development often choose to teach in Ohio, but our alumni teach throughout the nation and the world.
  • We emphasize using the latest technology in your classroom, and we'll make sure you’re comfortable with it before you graduate.
  • Malone also offers a number of graduate programs leading to the Master of Arts in Education.

Course Curriculum

This major includes 31 credit hours in professional education, 35 credit hours in musicianship core, 12 credit hours of applied and ensemble participation, and 28 hours in music education core. Each course and additional requirements for this major are listed in the official Academic Catalog

catalog buttonsOnce in the catalog, you can use the buttons (pictured left) located at the upper right of the page to plan your courses, save courses to your own personalized catalog, print them, and more!


April Linard ’05

As a band director, April had the opportunity to accompany students to perform in the Macy’s Great American Marching Band for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade!