Master of Music: Music Education Emphasis

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Now offered with online and summer options, the MM in Music Education allows you to keep your job and stay in your home town. With internationally recognized faculty, this redesigned professional degree provides scholarly rigor and cutting edge approaches that prepare students for teaching at an advanced level while offering an excellent entrance to doctoral programs.

We are preparing teachers for the future, investigating alternative approaches and technological advances that prepare students for contributing to the global economy. Through exploring issues of social justice and critical philosophy; examining models of best practice; and connecting you with key researchers and practitioners from across the globe, we prepare students to become leaders in the field. Examples of guests include Carol Scott Kassner, David Elliott, Joanne Rutkowski, David Forrest, Shibin Zhou, and Marvelene Moore.

Curriculum & Requirements

Curriculum & Requirements

Music Education Emphasis, Master of Music (MM)

This is a professional degree, with a specialist field in Music Education.

Notes:

  • all master’s degrees in music require an oral comprehensive exam.
  • students in the Music Education Emphasis must take MUSC 521 Research Design in Music Education.
  • an off-campus option requires signed approval in advance by the Director of Music Education and successful completion of written report.
  • Music Education Emphasis students are required to take MUSC 600 Thesis. Prior to commencing research, a thesis proposal must receive approval from the thesis committee and, if human subjects are involved, from the IRB.
Required Program Core
Music Research–students in Music Education Emphasis should take MUSC 5213
RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY IN MUSIC
RESEARCH DESIGN IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Music History–choose from the following6
TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
MUSIC OF THE MEDIEVAL ERA
MUSIC OF THE RENAISSANCE ERA
MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE 20TH CENTURY
JAZZ STYLES AND ANALYSIS
Music Theory/Composition
MUSC 560HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF MUSICAL STRUCTURE3
MUSC 561COUNTERPOINT2
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation3
Note: an off-campus option requires advanced signed approval by the Director of Music Education and successful completion of written report. These are 1 credit and must be repeated.
MARCHING BAND
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Music Thesis/Recital
Note: Music Education Emphasis students are required to take MUSC 600 Thesis. Prior to commencing research, a thesis proposal must receive approval from the thesis committee and, if human subjects are involved, by the IRB.
MUSC 600THESIS5
or MUSC 601 GRADUATE RECITAL
or MUSC 602 FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT
Music Education Emphasis Core
MUSC 510ADVANCED CONDUCTING3
MUSC 531ALTERNATIVE APPROACHES TO MUSIC EDUCATION3
MUSC 532PEDAGOGY OF COLLEGIATE TEACHING 3
MUSC 546SOCIOLOGICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MUSIC3
MUSC 547THE PSYCHOLOGY OF MUSIC LEARNING AND TEACHING3
MUSC 550PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS IN MUSIC EDUCATION5
Music Education Electives8
Note: any graduate music or music education electives may be chosen with approval for the Director of Music Education.
APPLIED LESSON (must be repeated)
APPLIED INSTRUCTION
THE ORFF SCHULWERK APPROACH TO MUSIC EDUCATION
EARLY CHILDHOOD MUSIC EDUCATION
COLLEGE TEACHING INTERNSHIP
Total Credits50

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