HomeAcademics at HSUGraduate ProgramsMaster of Music: Education Master of Music: Education Graduate students in Music Education are given the opportunity to broaden their knowledge of contemporary issues, improve musicianship skills, and to study the literature and pedagogy within their field. The Master of Music Education graduate degree may conclude with a traditional thesis, or with a demonstration of professional activity: teaching, conducting, performing, or publishing. A rotation of classes is offered during evenings and summer terms to allow working adults to pursue the degree. Contact Us Dr. Leigh Anne Hunsaker Department Head of Music Education Request Information Loading... Degrees Master of Music: Education (M.M.) WHY EARN A MASTER'S IN MUSIC EDUCATION AT HSU? Thesis Option The thesis is an original study of some aspect of music education in a philosophical, historical, or empirical mode. The thesis option is strongly recommended for students who may pursue doctoral studies, and for those interested in music supervision and administration. Non-Thesis Option The non-thesis program is intended for experienced teachers who have demonstrated expertise in the field and who wish to pursue concentrated studies in a particular area of music education. Program Details CoursesClick to Open Thesis Option Major Field MUSI 6227 Supervision of Public School Music – 2 MUSI 6324/6325 Seminar in Music Education – 6 MUSI 6391, 6392 Thesis – 6 Music Core MUSI 6226 Advanced Conducting – 2 MUPS (5000 level) Performance Study – 4 MUTC 6231 Individual Projects in Musical Analysis – 2 MUHL 5241, 5242, 5243, 5244, 5247 – 2 Supportive Courses MUHL 6341 Introduction to Research Techniques – 3 MUTC (see Note 1: MUTC Curriculum Selection List) – 4 MUHL 5241, 5242, 5243, 5244, 5247, or 5099 – 2 Total Music Education Hours33 Non-Thesis Option Major Field MUSI 6124/6125 Music Education Seminar – 2 MUSI 6221 History of Music Education in America – 2 Choose 8 hours from Music Education Electives MUSI 6227 Supervision of Public School Music – 2 MUSI 6231 Psychology of Music/Principles of Music Learning – 2 MUSI 52X2 Pedagogy and Literature for Educators – 2 (Choose from Brass, Woodwind, String, Percussion, or Voice) MUSI 5295 Rehearsal Techniques (Band, Orchestra, Choir) – 2 MUPS 6000 level* Performance Studies (only students approved for recital) – 4 MUSI 5129, 5229, 5329 Workshop in Music Education – 1-3 Total Major Field – 12 hours Music Core MUHL 6341 Introduction to Research Techniques – 3 MUTC 6239 Advanced Ear Training – 2 MUHL 5241, 5242, 5243, 5244, 5247 – 2 MUSI 6226 Advanced Conducting – 2-4 MUPS 51X1 (5000 Level) Performance Study – 2-4 Total Music Core – 11 hours Supportive Courses MUSI 6232 Music Education Practicum – 2 Choose 5 hours from: MUSI 6099 Special Studies in Music Education – 1-3 MUPS 6101 Recital – 1 MUPS 6181 Conducting Lessons Other music classes (up to 2 hours credit for ensembles) Education courses (upon approval of program director) Total Supportive Courses – 7 hours Total Music Education Degree – 30 hours RequirementsClick to Open The Master of Music (music education) degree is designed for certified teachers who have received an undergraduate degree in music education or its equivalent. Graduate students who wish to obtain a professional teaching certificate while pursuing a master’s degree must consult with the certification officer in the College of Human Sciences and Education Studies. Entrance Requirements Applicants for graduate study in music must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university with recognized standing in the National Association of Schools of Music. Student’s seeking a master’s in music education must have skill in conducting, proficiency in voice (vocal emphasis), proficiency on one instrument and functional ability in a secondary instrument, (instrumental emphasis). Evidence of an understanding of contemporary philosophies of music education is also necessary. *All students who apply for the master’s degree in music education must arrange for an interview with the music education department head. OutcomesClick to Open Recipients of the masters of music performance degree excel in careers as public school teachers, music administration, and church music.