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Music Education Department
Dr. Ruth Brittin
Music Education Program Director
Conservatory of Music
3601 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95211

The music education program develops teaching skills with a "hands-on" approach to music learning. We work closely with area schools and other arts organizations to help students expand their musicianship, confidence, and perspective. Through techniques classes, conducting, integrated fieldwork, and more, our students gain the experience to excel in a variety of music education settings. We build on the academically challenging, performance-based core curriculum to address individual needs and desires.  Undergraduates may obtain a Bachelor of Music degree and California teaching credential within four years, including substantive fieldwork and student teaching. Graduate students expand on their music experiences to gain both depth and breadth in their musicianship, pedagogical approaches, and research skills. The graduate program includes thesis and seminar options, and may be done in conjunction with earning a California teaching credential.

Music Education Faculty

Ruth Brittin, Program Director for Music Education
Professor of Music Education, 1997
B.M.E., M.M.E., Texas Tech University
Ph.D., Florida State University

Eric Hammer
Professor of Music Education and Director of Bands, 1993
B.M., University of the Pacific
D.M.A., University of Oregon

B.M. Music Education Choral 4-Year Plan

B.M. Music Education Instrumental 4-Year Plan