Music Education

Music education program students participate in choral and instrumental ensembles, music theatre productions, music workshops, master classes, and observe and teach lessons in the local school systems. Upon graduation, students are certified to teach in preschool through 12th grade music programs.

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Students and professors share what makes JBU's music education program unique.

Experience a Clincal Style Education

Seven Reasons to Study Music Education  at JBU

Reason #1

Experience a Clincal Style Education

Students spend a lot of time observing and teaching alongside teachers so that students are confident in classroom management and lesson planning.

Practice on Campus

Seven Reasons to Study Music Education  at JBU

Reason #2

Practice on Campus

Music education majors conduct and present sample lesson plans in a simulation elementary classroom on campus to experience first hand the strengths and weaknesses of their lesson plans.

Make Great Music

Seven Reasons to Study Music Education  at JBU

Reason #3

Make Great Music

Join one of the many JBU music groups on campus: Cathedral Choir, Chamber Orchestra, Red Steps, Women’s Chorus, Jazz Ensemble or chapel bands.

Get More Teaching Time

Seven Reasons to Study Music Education  at JBU

Reason #4

Get More Teaching Time

JBU students often teach double the amount of time that other student teachers do. Mentor teachers trust that JBU students’ education has prepared them to handle their classroom.

Take Cool Classes

Seven Reasons to Study Music Education  at JBU

Reason #5

Take Cool Classes

Classes like educational psychology, human growth and development, conducting, public school music methods and more, help students gain an understanding of real classroom challenges and teaching pedagogy.

Join National Clubs

Seven Reasons to Study Music Education  at JBU

Reason #6

Join National Clubs

Meet and learn from fellow music educators across the nation through clubs like MTNA (Music Teacher’s National Association) and the CMENC (Collegiate Music Educators National Conference).

Enjoy Fantastic Facilities

Seven Reasons to Study Music Education  at JBU

Reason #7

Enjoy Fantastic Facilities

Students have access to labs, practice rooms and performance areas in the Berry Performing Arts Center.

Terri Wubbena

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Terri Wubbena

Professor of Music

Wubbena has been at JBU for nearly 40 years and has studied in Orff, Kodaly and Dalcroze music education methodologies. Growing up, she thought the Lord was leading her to be a missionary. JBU is that mission field.

M.A., Sam Houston University
B.M.E., Sam Houston University

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Margo Turner

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Margo Turner

Professor of Education

Turner has a passion for seeing college students impact the lives of children. Turner is passionate about making sure JBU education graduates are well-prepared to teach their very first day on the job.

Ed.D., University of Texas
M.S.E., Texas Wesleyan University
B.A., Ouachita Baptist University

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Paul Smith

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Paul Smith

Professor of Music

Smith is dedicated to the art of music making. He also serves as director of the respected JBU Cathedral Choir which tours in Northern Ireland and throughout the U.S.

M.M., Wichita State University

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Kim Murie

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Kim Murie

Assistant Professor of Teacher Education

Murie taught high school for over a decade and now enjoys helping others get started on their adventure as educators. She loves the outdoors and is dedicated to preserving the amazing planet God has created.

Ph.D., University of Arkansas
M.A., University of Arkansas
B.S., University of Arkansas

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