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Music Education (M.A.)

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The Master of Arts in Music Education is a 36-hour program that applies a practical foundation of music, music education, and research to the educational environment.  Unique to this degree is specialized instruction in advanced music techniques and applied performance studies.

  • 36 hour graduate program
  • Residential or online instruction blended with six credit hours of intensives (online classes not yet available)
  • Study with nationally recognized music education specialists and professionals
  • Receive instruction in music education theories, philosophies, and methodology
  • Learn conducting from well-known and respected professionals
  • Experience specialized training strategically designed for the music education classroom
  • Study voice, piano, guitar, strings, bass, woodwind, percussion instruments, songwriting, and conducting in private lessons
  • Pursue a research-based degree while remaining active in the field of music educator
  • Prepare to enter a doctoral program in music education
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  • Residential and Online Formats

Academic Information


Sampling of Course Programs:

  • Foundations of Music Education: MUSC 510
  • Analytical Techniques: WMUS 524
  • Applied Music: MUSC 550
  • Music In America: MUSC 620
  • History & Philosophy of Music Education: MUSC 640
  • Principles of Curricula & Pedagogy for Music Ed: MUSC 670

Program of Study

Degree Completion Plan (DCP)

Career Opportunities

  • Collegiate-level music educator
  • Professional music education consultant
  • Director of community music arts program
  • Music education supervisor
  • School music administrator