If you're hoping to be a band director, then you've definitely come to the right place! SFA prepares students to be dynamic and inspiring band teachers and our graduates have a job placement rate of nearly 100%. You'll want to apply for our Bachelor of Music in music education degree and you can decide whether you want to pursue teacher certification training or not.
While pursuing this degree, you'll get all the hands-on experience you need to lead a school music program, including classes in:
- instrumental methods (e.g., how to play and teach every instrument
- band administration
- drill writing
- and much more.
If you've set your sights on leading a band at the college level, plan on going on for a master's degree in conducting which gives you the qualifications needed for college level jobs and/or doctoral programs.