M.M. in Music Pedagogy
This 10-month full-time master’s program will feature theory and application courses in pedagogy, as well as electives in literature and research.
Students will have applied music lessons and ensemble work to round out the curriculum. Students in the program will develop individual research and creative projects that allow them to engage musically, artistically, and intellectually in the field of music pedagogy.
Pedagogy is the art of teaching, and students in this program will be able to creatively construct their course sequence to help them develop their pedagogy. Open to all areas, including voice, piano, and instrumental students.
THE M.M. IN MUSIC PEDAGOGY IS DESIGNED WITH YOU IN MIND.
- Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
- Flexible. There are options for full- or part-time study.
- Accelerated. Apply as a member of our intensive 1-year cohort.
- Practical. Applied teaching experience will develop your skills and your resume.
- Global. Our program draws students from the United States, Asia, South America, Africa, and Europe. Students in the cohort develop international friendships and perspectives.
GRADUATES OF THE M.M. PROGRAM AT CARTHAGE WILL BE ABLE TO:
- Analyze and interpret repertoire from a broad range of genres, and apply those understandings in performance.
- Demonstrate an awareness of a broad range of pedagogical concepts, and apply these concepts appropriately in a variety of educational settings.
- Conduct scholarly research in music pedagogy.
- Refine and apply strategies for creating inclusive teaching environments.
- Describe basic information about health and safety within the context of practice, performing, teaching, and listening.
YOUR NEXT STEPS
In order to earn the M.M. in Music Pedagogy, students must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. They must successfully complete all 36 credits in the program, including the Competency Exam and Capstone Project (Master of Music Thesis Project). The M.M. in Music Pedagogy includes the following required courses:
- MUS 5150 Topics in Music Pedagogy (4 credits per semester; 8 credits required for graduation)
- MUS 5160 Research Methods (4 credits)
- MUS 5400 Supervised Teaching Practicum (2 credits per semester; 4 credits required for graduation)
- MUS 5500 Advanced Applied Lessons (1 credit each; 6 credits required for graduation)
- MUS 5560 Music Ensemble (1 credit per semester; 2 credits required for graduation)
- MUS 6000 Seminar (4 credits each; 8 credits required for graduation)
- MUS 6300 Competency Exams (0 credits)
- MUS 6310 Capstone Project (4 credits)