Master Of Arts In Music Education Performance Liberty University
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Aug 19, 2024

Prepare to Impact Tomorrow’s Musicians with a Master’s Degree in Music Education – Performance

Remember when you first started performing and your knees would knock together and your hands would sweat? Performing in front of a large group of people can incite anxiousness in the best musicians. You have the chance to invest in tomorrow’s musicians, teaching them how to effectively combat anxiety and perform at their very best. At Liberty, our Master of Arts in Music Education with a concentration in performance can be used to open the door to opportunities like the one above. Your passion for music and love for performing can be poured back into the next generation. Imagine a career that allows music to be more than a hobby, but a way of life that can have an incredible impact on the musicians you work with.

Whether you want to work with young students just learning how to play, or you see yourself teaching college classes, our master’s in music education and performance is designed for you.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s Music Education in Performance Master’s Degree?

In order to be an effective music educator, you must ensure that your talents are as refined as possible. Earning a master’s degree in music education from Liberty is a great way to further advance in your musical abilities while learning the practical side of teaching theory and leading students with integrity.

Our graduate music students have access to full-time faculty who have years of teaching, leadership, and performance experience. We believe that in order for you to achieve your best in this field, you need to learn from the best. In addition to your teachers, you can have state-of-the-art equipment at your fingertips from our very own professional-level recording studio to our world-class concert hall and songwriting lab.

Prepare for your future in music education at a university that provides the academic rigor and professional support you need. Get ready to change lives with a degree that not only prioritizes excellence academically but spiritually as well.

What Will You Learn in Our Performance Music Education Degree?

Our music education master’s degree provides an overview of major principles, philosophies, and practices in music education. As a student in the program, you can examine the purpose of school music programs, as well as gain a better understanding of music learners. Our courses focus on pedagogy, so you can develop specific teaching skills for a variety of student learning styles.

Within the performance concentration, you can experience performance firsthand through graduate ensemble courses. You can prepare for and perform at various campus and area events. Additionally, your courses can dive deeper into teaching music students of all ages in class and private lesson settings. In this way, you can better understand how to help your future students develop effective performance techniques, as well as diminish performance anxiety.

View the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below for more information.

Featured Courses

MUSC 510 – Foundations of Music Education

MUSC 589 – Graduate Ensemble

MUSC 660 – Performance Pedagogy and Literature

MUSC 675 – Entrepreneurism in Music

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Highlights of Our Master’s in Music Education Degree

  • Our music degrees are accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).
  • Use our state-of-the-art, $2.2 million recording studio and Liberty Music Group (LMG) publishing company to bring your songs to life.
  • We are a designated All-Steinway School.
  • You have access to full-time faculty who hold degrees from Liberty University and other prestigious music schools in the nation.
  • Our students have produced albums that have been nominated for awards, with Liberty alumni going on to become Dove-award winning Christian artists and songwriters.
  • Participate in one of our School of Music ensembles that draw on styles ranging from a cappella, jazz, and Latino to folk and bluegrass.

Music Education – Performance Master’s Degree Information

Potential Career Opportunities for Music Education – Performance Master’s Degree Graduates

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

Admission Requirements for Graduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed on a case-by-case basis, and all applicants must submit the following documents and meet the minimum requirements for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Self-certification form (for students who are in the final term of their bachelor’s degree)
  • Current Liberty undergraduate students seeking preliminary acceptance into a graduate program must complete a degree completion application through their ASIST account
  • Completion of an earned baccalaureate degree from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education in one of the following areas: bachelor’s degree in music, music education, or music and worship
  • 3.0 GPA for admission in good standing