Music Education: Inspiring Others with the Gift of Music
One of the greatest joys of music is sharing your passion and talent with others. As a music teacher, you
will experience that joy constantly as you pass on your love of music to your students.
You’ll start your music education degree by developing a strong Christian philosophy of education,
learning traditional teaching strategies that will make you an effective music teacher. Your teaching skills
will be refined in peer-teaching settings and at Pensacola Christian Academy (PCA). During your senior year,
you’ll complete your teacher education with an internship at PCA, solidifying your skills under the
guidance of master teachers.
You’ll build your own music ability in either a keyboard, instrumental, or choral conducting emphasis.
No matter which emphasis you choose, you’ll also study music theory, music history, music technology,
singing, piano, conducting, and all orchestral instruments—making you a highly capable instructor, able
to adapt to the needs and interests of your students.
As you grow as a musician, you’ll have many opportunities to share your talent in ministry or
performance settings. In your final year, you’ll have the opportunity to invite family and friends to
watch you perform a recital either as a soloist or as a conductor.
Your well-rounded education will prepare you for a successful career in the classroom, rehearsal hall, and
Faith-Based Music Education
PCC’s music education program offers a distinctively Christian education with an emphasis on
glorifying God through music. As a Christian musician, you’ll learn principles for choosing and
performing music that reaches the hearts of your audience—whether you’re serving in ministry,
giving a concert, or guiding your students. You’ll also study important educational philosophies
that will help you teach from a biblical perspective, preparing your students to use their talents in a
way that honors the Lord.