Music MM - Education
Concentration in Music Education
This concentration is designed for practicing music educators who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in both music and music pedagogy. An undergraduate degree in music education is required with two years teaching experience in a school setting. The program is intended to build on the student’s understanding of teaching pedagogy in any area of music education (general, choral or instrumental), strengthen the philosophical underpinnings of that teaching, bring to light opportunities for action research within a school setting, and provide additional areas of exploration including applied instrumental or vocal study, conducting technique, music theory and music history. Core music education courses are offered both in the summer and evenings, some provided in online format. Other courses are offered during the academic year in late afternoon and evening hours.
To audition, students must submit a current DVD of their teaching/rehearsal setting. This should include at least 30 minutes of rehearsal or classroom music teaching, and may also include a performance clip of not more than 15 minutes. Diagnostic exams in music theory and music history are required to determine adequate preparation for the program.
To submit audition materials or for additional information please contact:
Dr. Sheila Feay-Shaw
Music Education Area Chair
P.O. Box 413, PSOA Music 360C
Dr. Timothy Noonan
Information on Credits and Courses, Recital, Comprehensive Examination, and Time Limit
For information on admission, credits and courses, thesis or final project, examination in the major, and time limit for other emphases with the MM in Music Education click here.