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In 2012, a committee at a small Midwestern liberal arts college, Lake Forest College, embarked on a journey to create a music education teacher licensure major. Drawing from narrative inquiry, the Dean of Faculty, Education Department Chair, Music Department Chair, and Assistant Professor of Music/Music Education Coordinator collaborated on a curricular creation. Findings from this process included: (a) the created music education major; (b) each participant’s rationale for wanting the new music education major; (c) valued components of the music education major; and (d) unique elements of a music education major at a liberal arts college. Implications from this experience could be valuable for music education programs at small liberal arts colleges, those involved in university/school partnerships such as professional development schools, and those looking to advocate for their music education programs across campus.