Our graduate degrees - the master of music (M.M.) or master of science (M.S.) in music education - are designed to advance your skills as an educator and foster your professional success at the highest level. Our goal is to broaden your knowledge of contemporary trends in music education and refine your teaching skills through research, reflection, and interaction with leaders in the field. You will receive one-on-one faculty mentoring, and work with some of the top music professors in the world.
It takes just three summers of study in residence - five to six weeks each summer - to complete either music education graduate degree. The summers need not be consecutive, but the program must be completed in 6 years.
Each degree requires 30 credits of graduate study. For the M.M., all credits are completed in music. For the M.S., 6 credits must be completed in graduate-level study in another field (students generally transfer these credits into our program from previous graduate-level studies). The master’s degree in music education leads to permanent certification in New York State and in all other states that accept this certification. The capstone experience includes a teaching demonstration and submission of a process portfolio created during your coursework.