Music Pedagogy M.M.
Degree: Master of Music
Program Director: Dr. Eva Mengelkoch
The Master of Music in Music Pedagogy is a regimen of study that will hone students' skills as teachers on their instrument or voice. Graduates of this program are usually employed as music teachers or instructors at public or private institutions, organizations or businesses.
Application deadlines and a full listing of materials required for admission can be found on the website.
The Master of Music in Pedagogy hones students’ skills as teachers on their instrument or voice through on-campus and online coursework and completing a pedagogical project. Students will develop their knowledge and skills to become master teachers in their discipline. Graduates gain employment in a variety of settings, including private studio teaching, classroom teaching, and with other organizations or businesses. Each student will work closely the Program Director to design a personalized program to suit the student’s needs.
Instruction in the major area includes courses in music pedagogy, music education, music literature, and the completion of a pedagogical project. The supporting courses involve research methods, introduction to advanced music theory, and further refining of the student’s performance skills.
The Master of Music in Pedagogy requires a minimum of 30 units. Students complete an oral examination based on their capstone experience (Music Pedagogy Practicum, MUSC 896).
|Required Courses (21 units)|
|Three units of a pedagogy course(s) in the primary medium:||3|
and INDEPENDENT RESEARCH IN MUSIC (3 units total)
|One literature/repertoire course in the primary medium:||3|
|SURVEY OF SOLO VOICE LITERATURE|
|GUITAR HISTORY AND LITERATURE|
|MUSC 552||PEDAGOGY OF TECHNOLOGY IN MUSIC INSTRUCTION||3|
|MUSC 685||MUSIC BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH||3|
|MUSA 6xx||Applied Lessons (in the primary medium)||6|
|MUSC 896||MUSIC PEDAGOGY PRACTICUM||3|
|Electives, to be chosen from the following:||9|
|CONCEPTS OF MUSIC THEORY (Course is required if the candidate does not pass the graduate music theory entrance exam.)|
600- to 800-level courses
Ensembles (a maximum of 2 units)
Applied Lessons (a maximum of 3 additional units)
|RECITAL RESEARCH PAPER|
|GRADUATE PERFORMANCE RECITAL|
|INDEPENDENT PROJECT IN THEATRE (Alexander Technique for Performance)|
Pedagogy. Demonstration of successful teaching of the art of practicing and performing music.
Performance. Demonstration of musicianship and interpretive skills in the art of performing music.
Technology. Demonstration of the application of technologies to teach the art of music in online and digital formats.