Bachelor of Music Education + Teaching License


Become a successful music educator through Pacific University's Bachelor of Music Education (BME) + teaching license program.

Pacific University’s Bachelor of Music Education + teaching license program is designed for students whose professional goal is teaching music in Pre-K-12 educational settings and those who aspire to make a difference in students’ lives through sharing their passion for music. Earning a professional degree within a liberal arts context provides students with knowledge, skills, and competencies inherent to the music teaching profession, while at the same time allowing them to grow into well-rounded citizens through the rich, liberal arts based curriculum.

The BME program provides undergraduate students with paid teaching positions from day one. This is a unique opportunity to practice teaching skills under the close supervision of highly educated and experienced faculty, while working with school-aged students (K-12) within our nationally recognized after-school Music Education Project

Scholarships are available to music and non-music majors who participate in music ensembles.

Pacific University’s Department of Music faculty is among the most active professionals at state, regional, national, and international levels. This provides students with on-going opportunities to attend, present, and perform at state, regional, and national conferences, and this provides students with a wide-range of networking opportunities.


Music in May

More than 400 high school student musicians will descend on the university's Forest Grove Campus for three days of rehearsals and lessons.

Youth get brass lessons from Pacific students

Pacific students offer music lessons to area youth in renowned String Project, which has has expanded to include band instruments.

Rainbow watercolor

Optimizing Care Across the Gender Spectrum, a one-day workshop on Saturday, April 6, provides tools for speech-language pathologists and educators.