Master of Music in Music Education
Research Thesis/Project or Community Music options
The Master of Music in Music Education at UMass Lowell has two non-certification options:
- Research Thesis/Project option — a research-based program for fully-certified music teachers who are seeking professionalization
- Community Music option — serves to broaden the definition of music education to include other venues beyond public school teaching, such as community outreach programs, arts organizations and educational media
The degree program is designed to facilitate students' growth and development as:
- Leaders in the profession of music education
- Creative problem solvers and innovative thinkers
- Individuals who love music and the arts and utilize their knowledge of and enthusiasm for music to inspire students
- Contributors, through research, to the profession and discipline of music education
The music education curriculum is based on the belief that music educators must have comprehensive knowledge of the subject matter of music, an awareness of current theory and practice in music education, and an understanding of recent curriculum developments and contemporary issues in general education.
Admission Requirements for all Master of Music in Music Education Degree Programs
All applicants are expected to present an undergraduate record of sufficient quality to assure a reasonable expectation of successful graduate achievement.
- A statement of purpose.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- Official transcripts.
- On-site audition or audition tape.
Successful candidates for admission will be assigned a faculty advisor and notified of registration dates and other pertinent information.
General Program Requirements
All Master of Music programs require a minimum of 30 credits. Each program has a required capstone component. Depending on the program, this will be apprentice teaching, a thesis, a project report, a recital project or internship. Specific requirements are listed under the individual program descriptions.
The candidate will follow the procedures described on the Graduate Admissions website. All applications will be reviewed by the Admissions Committee of the Department of Music and a decision will be rendered in writing to the applicant.
- For information about admissions requirements and program requirements for the certification and thesis options, please refer to the UMass Lowell Graduate Catalog.
- For information about Graduate Assistantships or Scholarships, please refer to Prepare for a Career in Music Education.
- Visit Graduate Admissions for more information.