Music Program

Music Education

“It’s one of the characteristics of a leader that he not doubt for one moment the capacity of the people he’s leading to realize whatever he’s dreaming.”

                                                – Benjamin Zander, conductor, Boston Philharmonic Orchestra



Berea College offers a music education degree with instrumental or vocal emphasis. Upon successful completion of the music education degree, students earn P-12 teacher certification. For more information on this degree, please click here.

The program is designed to balance instructional time with hands-on, active learning. Music Education students often engage with schools in the community to observe and teach in a supervised setting.


Music Education Faculty


Prof. DiSavino


Elizabeth DiSavino teaches courses in music education and directs the Folk Roots Ensemble.






Dr. Talbert


Dr. Matt Talbert teaches courses in music education and directs the Wind Ensemble and Jazz Ensemble.

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