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Graduate Music Education (M.M. or M.S.)

Experience the breadth and depth of the academic year curriculum by completing our acclaimed graduate degree in music education in three beautiful Ithaca summers! 

Since its founding as a music conservatory more than a century ago, Ithaca College has trained and educated some of the country's finest musicians and music educators. Our 500 graduate and undergraduate music students from around the country benefit from an intense relationship with committed, nationally recognized professors. Personal attention is fostered by a low student-faculty ratio—an Ithaca hallmark.

Music educators with a passion for teaching and ready for advanced training can complete a master of music (M.M.) or master of science (M.S.) in music education in just three summers on the beautiful Ithaca College campus. Attractive benefits of our summer music education program include:

  • Using your summers to get ahead | Expand your skills and grow your career during summer break. In just three summers, you can earn your Masters of Music Education degree from Ithaca College.
  • Experiencing the advantage of our on-campus community You’ll learn from experts in the field, get one-on-one mentoring from respected professionals, and become an integral part of our broad network of accomplished musicians and educators.
  • Benefitting from exceptional value | Graduate assistantships can offset a portion of our already affordable graduate tuition. These renewable awards are competitive and based on experience, audition results, and undergraduate academics.
  • Letting IC's reputation opens doors | Graduates from our music education program are highly sought by schools and doctoral programs across the country and around the world.

"The School of Music, Theatre, and Dance is a vibrant community of artists and scholars, working in superb facilities located in a region of great natural beauty. Graduate students have a wonderful opportunity to expand their knowledge and abilities within this community, working closely with faculty, with our outstanding undergraduates, and with each other."

Les Black, Chair of Graduate Studies in Music