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Theory and Practice grow a passion for teaching

The School of Music educates prospective teachers in a program designed to develop persons of professional competence in the following degree areas. 

Graduate Program Quick Facts

  • The School of Music offers a summer program that leads to either an MM Music Education or MS Music Education
  • Programs require 30 credits of graduate study. For the MM, all credits will be in music. For the MS, 6 credits must be from graduate-level study in another field. Students generally transfer these credits into our program from previous graduate-level studies.
  • A minimum of three summers of study in residence is required to complete the MM or MS in Music Education. The summers need not be consecutive, but the program must be completed in 6 years.

The Ithaca College Graduate Catalog is available online. Key music sections have been excerpted for your convenience. For additional information, please send an e-mail message to Kitty Whalen.

Program Strengths

Ithaca College’s graduate program in music boasts various strong points including

  • Over 50 nationally and internationally respected residential faculty members
  • Excellent assistantship opportunities, including participation in our Summer Music Academy
  • Individualized mentoring, dynamic seminar classes, and pedagogy modeled by experience music education faculty members