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The Music Education Program at CWU has a long history of being one of the largest and the most active in the region, and often graduates more certified teachers than any other single institution in the state. 


With nearly 300 declared majors, the Music Education community has the largest NAfME student chapters in the nation (National Association for Music Education).

In addition to having the courses required for accreditation, music education majors are offered many opportunities to prepare for their future profession. Some include:

  • Attendance at a yearly Music Education Conference. Think networking, inspiration, and performance opportunities!
  • Membership in our award winning collegiate chapter of NAfME. Upon arrival at CWU, you will quickly see the importance of NAfME in our department.
  • Teaching opportunities in local and regional schools.


Students at a NAfME clinic featuring Patty Bourne

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