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MM in Music Education

The master's of music in music education concentration allows students to enhance teaching skills, undertake advanced research, statistical and writing projects, bring performance skills to a higher level, and gain greater personal insight into the field of music education.

The concentration also provides music educators with an increased understanding of the aesthetics of music coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of the historical, theoretical, and philosophical foundations upon which the profession is based. In addition to developing pedagogical skills, graduate students in music education also increase their abilities in performance and are able to incorporate contemporary methodologies and technology into current education settings.

Please note: GREs are not required for admission into this program. Licensure is not part of this MM degree. If seeking licensure, please contact If seeking licensure, please contact Julie Rosenthal ( in the College of Education and ask about the MAT (Master of Arts in Secondary Education) with music concentration.

View required courses and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
May 1st: Summer semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

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Professor Carol Frierson-Campbell
Program Coordinator, Department of Music

Professor Timothy Newman 
Graduate Program Director, Department of Music

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University's admission requirements:

  • Undergraduate music degree or equivalent (cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.0)
  • Master of music applicants must be accepted by both the University and the Department of Music. Specific Department of Music requirements include:
  • Completed application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Audition: Applicants must complete an audition in music performance, music teaching, or conducting:
  • Schedule classical performance auditions with the Music Admissions office
  • Submit jazz performance auditions via electronic recording through application
  • Submit video-recorded music teaching and conducting auditions via application
  • Complete requirements may be seen on our website:
  • Completed application
  • Cumulative grade point average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.00.
  • Two letters of recommendation.
  • An audition that demonstrates either excellence in music performance (live or video-recorded audition), excellence in music teaching (video-recorded audition) or excellence in conducting (video-recorded audition). Please contact our Music Admissions office to schedule a live audition; recorded auditions may be submitted via online application.

*Classical performers, please follow the music education concentration audition requirements.

*Jazz performers, please follow the jazz concentration audition requirements.