Music Education Curriculum Project – MUSC 687

CG • Section • 11/10/2019 to 04/18/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to provide the student with practical experience in the planning and implementation of a major music education project. This is the completion of the research and curriculum project begun in MUSC 650. In the course, students focus on the development of a site-specific music curriculum, including the philosophical, contextual, and cultural foundations for that curriculum as well as the prospective implementation and assessment of the project. Because the nature of the project is to bring together elements from all previous coursework, it is graded as the Comprehensive Examination for the degree program.




An important part of a master’s degree is the completion of a capstone project. Under the direction of a project advisor, the master’s candidate completes a project manuscript, project defense, and final document submission.  

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the candidate will be able to:

  1. Complete the project document.
  2. Complete the project defense with committee.
  3. Submit the final project document to the library.

Course Assignment

Project Writing

Project Defense

Final Project Submission