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M.A. in Music Education: Performance


Residential Music Education: Performance M.A.

Enhance your music education career with a Music Education (M.A.): Performance degree from Liberty University. Develop your skills on your primary instrument (including voice), while growing in your knowledge of educational philosophy and the principles of pedagogy. Gain practical, hands-on teaching experience that will help you succeed in your future classrooms.

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: Performance Concentration

Credit Hours

39 credit hours

Program of Study

Music Education (M.A.) – Performance

Admission Requirements

View program admission requirements 

Music Performance Courses You Could Take

  • Performance Pedagogy & Literature (MUSC 660)
  • Ensemble Pedagogy (MUSC 560)
  • Graduate Ensemble (MUSC 589)
  • Entrepreneurism in Music (MUSC 675)

Enhance Your Career in Music


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

  • 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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