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M.A. in Music Education: Conducting

Residential Music Education: Conducting M.A.

Enhance your musical education and prepare for your classroom with a Music Education (M.A.): Conducting degree from Liberty University. Grow in your knowledge of music education through both coursework, and hands-on teaching experience. Study the philosophy of education, the principles of pedagogy, and hone your conducting skills as you prepare to teach your future students.

Learn from experienced professors who are grounded in their Christian faith and integrate a biblical worldview into the classroom. Professors in this degree program hold advanced and terminal degrees in music education and performance, as well as decades of real-world experience in the classroom at every level.

The Liberty University School of Music features 50 state-of-the-art practice rooms, smart classrooms, and a world-class concert hall.

You’ll choose a capstone research project that matches your interests:

  • Music Education Curriculum Project (MUSC 687): demonstrate your research through curriculum development and assessment
  • Lecture Performance Recital (MUSC 691): express your research through performance and lecture
  • Thesis (MUSC 690): complete a comprehensive research paper that can lead to doctoral work

Academic Information for the Music Education: Conducting Concentration

Credit Hours

39 credit hours

Program of Study

Music Education (M.A.) – Conducting

Admission Requirements

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Conducting Courses You Could Take

  • Advanced Graduate Conducting (MUSC 516)
  • Ensemble Pedagogy (MUSC 560)
  • Graduate Ensemble (MUSC 589)
  • Entrepreneurism in Music (MUSC 675)
  • Graduate Conducting (MUSC 515)

Enhance Your Career in Music

Career Opportunities for the M.A. in Music Education: Conducting

  • K-12 Music Educator
  • Collegiate-level Music Educator
  • Professional Music Education Consultant
  • Director of Community Music Arts Program
  • Music Education Supervisor
  • School Music Administrator
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