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Music Education

Students playing music on stage Lake Forest College music education students work with students from Chicago's Sullivan High School in an experiential learning program.

  • Intensive one-on-one study with distinguished faculty
  • Broad curriculum with specialization in instrument or voice
  • Internships and practica in urban and suburban schools 
  • Competitive music scholarships and and financial aid

The study of music education at Lake Forest combines music theory, history and culture of music, and music performance with rigorous study in the practical art of  teaching strings, winds and percussion, elemental and secondary general music, and instrumental and choral ensembles. 

Music education students are exposed to a strong, flexible major they can complete in four years. Additionally, they will be equipped to teach a range of music classes — from band to choir to orchestra to general music — to students of all ages, K-12.

The College’s award-winning education program is one of the best in Illinois, with a high post-graduation employability rate: last year, 95% of Lake Forest education grads got jobs in educational settings. 

The music faculty at Lake Forest College are absolutely incredible. It is like a family.

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