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Music, Teacher Certification

Bachelor of Music (B.M.) with All-Level Teacher Certification

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Upon graduation, you will be eligible to sit for the Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) teacher certification test. You can also expect to immediately start your music teaching career at any public school grade level, or to move on to graduate school.

The ASU music program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Program Faculty

Our faculty are also professionals who perform at the local, regional, national and international levels. You will work side by side with them in our studios, and our small class sizes mean you always get the individual attention you deserve.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates are employed as band and orchestra directors and assistant directors, choir directors and elementary music teachers in public school districts all over Texas. Others are church music directors and college music faculty, and some have gone on to graduate school.

The immediate job placement rate for our music program graduates has stayed above 90% over the last decade.

  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "> <div class="quote-block__image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,385,2731,3112/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,385,2731,3112/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,385,2731,3112/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,385,2731,3112/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,385,2731,3112/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,385,2731,3112/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,385,2731,3112/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg" alt="Symbol player performing" width="580" height="430" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,385,2731,3112/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,385,2731,3112/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2731" data-max-h="2727" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="quote-block__content"> <div class="quote-block__quote"> <blockquote> <p> “The music program helped prepare and shape me into the musician I am today. I had the greatest mentors in that music program and they never stopped pushing me. They knew my worth way before I saw it myself. They helped pave a way for me. I am eternally grateful. The music program at ASU is amazing.”</p> </blockquote> </div> <div class="quote-block__caption"> <p><strong>Thalia Hernandez</strong>, Class of 2020, B.A. in Music Education</p> </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "> <div class="quote-block__image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg" alt="Symbol player performing" width="580" height="430" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,360,2731,3088/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2731" data-max-h="2728" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="quote-block__content"> <div class="quote-block__quote"> <blockquote> <p> “Dr. Jonathan Alvis is one of the most caring and influential teachers to walk this earth. ASU is so fortunate to have a person like him. Not only does he want to help his students become better musicians and teachers, but better people, as well.”</p> </blockquote> </div> <div class="quote-block__caption"> <p><strong>Thalia Hernandez</strong>, Class of 2020, B.A. in Music Education</p> </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "> <div class="quote-block__image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47313_DSC_8925.rev.1634072515.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47313_DSC_8925.rev.1634072515.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47313_DSC_8925.rev.1634072515.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47313_DSC_8925.rev.1634072515.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47313_DSC_8925.rev.1634072515.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47313_DSC_8925.rev.1634072515.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47313_DSC_8925.rev.1634072515.jpg" alt="Student plays on percussion instrument with band director in background." width="580" height="430" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47313_DSC_8925.rev.1634072515.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47313_DSC_8925.rev.1634072515.jpg 3x" data-max-w="4096" data-max-h="2731" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="quote-block__content"> <div class="quote-block__quote"> <blockquote> <p> “Dr. Jonathan Alvis and Dr. Trent Shuey have given me the best life perspective.”</p> </blockquote> </div> <div class="quote-block__caption"> <p><a href="/iamangelo/coulter.php" class="font-weight-bold">Coulter McWilliams</a>, Music Education</p> </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "> <div class="quote-block__image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/244/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/737,0,3465,2731/41615_COM_3057.rev.1601413239.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/244/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/737,0,3465,2731/41615_COM_3057.rev.1601413239.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/244/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/737,0,3465,2731/41615_COM_3057.rev.1601413239.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/244/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/737,0,3465,2731/41615_COM_3057.rev.1601413239.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/244/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/737,0,3465,2731/41615_COM_3057.rev.1601413239.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/244/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/737,0,3465,2731/41615_COM_3057.rev.1601413239.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/244/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/737,0,3465,2731/41615_COM_3057.rev.1601413239.jpg" alt="Female student playing violin" width="580" height="430" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/244/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/737,0,3465,2731/41615_COM_3057.rev.1601413239.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/244/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/737,0,3465,2731/41615_COM_3057.rev.1601413239.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2728" data-max-h="2731" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="quote-block__content"> <div class="quote-block__quote"> <blockquote> <p> “Dr. Jonathan Alvis is one of the most caring and influential teachers. I had the greatest mentors in the music program and they never stopped pushing me.”</p> </blockquote> </div> <div class="quote-block__caption"> <p><strong>Thalia Hernandez</strong>, Class of 2020, is now pursuing a masters degree in flute performance</p> </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "> <div class="quote-block__image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,327,2731,3055/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,327,2731,3055/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,327,2731,3055/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,327,2731,3055/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,327,2731,3055/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,327,2731,3055/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,327,2731,3055/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg" alt="Symbol player performing" width="580" height="430" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,327,2731,3055/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/315/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,327,2731,3055/45361_COM_4236.rev.1604509155.jpg 3x" data-max-w="2731" data-max-h="2728" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="quote-block__content"> <div class="quote-block__quote"> <blockquote> <p> “Being a part of the ASU Ram Band was a blessing in itself. You gain the greatest friends you’ll ever meet and you jam and have fun all the time. There’s never a dull moment in that program.”</p> </blockquote> </div> <div class="quote-block__caption"> <p><strong>Thalia Hernandez</strong>, Class of 2020, B.A. in Music Education</p> </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "> <div class="quote-block__image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47417_DSC_9154.rev.1634586563.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47417_DSC_9154.rev.1634586563.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47417_DSC_9154.rev.1634586563.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47417_DSC_9154.rev.1634586563.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47417_DSC_9154.rev.1634586563.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47417_DSC_9154.rev.1634586563.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47417_DSC_9154.rev.1634586563.jpg" alt="Student plays his instrument in class." width="580" height="430" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47417_DSC_9154.rev.1634586563.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47417_DSC_9154.rev.1634586563.jpg 3x" data-max-w="4096" data-max-h="2731" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="quote-block__content"> <div class="quote-block__quote"> <blockquote> <p> “It’s great coming to college, especially ASU, where you have a whole building dedicated to the fine arts. You are around the same people who are striving for the same thing you are.”</p> </blockquote> </div> <div class="quote-block__caption"> <p><a href="/iamangelo/coulter.php" class="font-weight-bold">Coulter McWilliams</a>, Music Education</p> </div> </div> </div>
  • <div class="wide-block quote-block "> <div class="quote-block__image"> <picture> <source type="image/webp" srcset="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47317_DSC_8978.rev.1634072523.webp 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47317_DSC_8978.rev.1634072523.webp 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47317_DSC_8978.rev.1634072523.webp 3x"/> <source type="image/jpeg" srcset="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47317_DSC_8978.rev.1634072523.jpg 1x, /live/image/scale/2x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47317_DSC_8978.rev.1634072523.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47317_DSC_8978.rev.1634072523.jpg 3x"/> <img src="/live/image/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47317_DSC_8978.rev.1634072523.jpg" alt="Student plays on percussion instrument." width="580" height="430" srcset="/live/image/scale/2x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47317_DSC_8978.rev.1634072523.jpg 2x, /live/image/scale/3x/gid/302/width/580/height/430/crop/1/src_region/0,0,4096,2731/47317_DSC_8978.rev.1634072523.jpg 3x" data-max-w="4096" data-max-h="2731" loading="lazy"/> </picture> </div> <div class="quote-block__content"> <div class="quote-block__quote"> <blockquote> <p> “I chose Angelo State because of the environment, people, relationships and connections that I have made.”</p> </blockquote> </div> <div class="quote-block__caption"> <p><a href="/iamangelo/coulter.php" class="font-weight-bold">Coulter McWilliams</a>, Music Education</p> </div> </div> </div>
A student practices conducting with other students in the background.

Our Courses

Take advantage of our wide-ranging music degree plan, as well as the state-of-the-art facilities in our Educator Preparation Program.

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