Music Education Studies Master of Music

Requirements for Admission to Program without Deficiences:

  • Undergraduate studies equivalent to the Bachelor of Music Education degree offered at Fredonia.
  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in Music at an accredited four-year institution with a minimum GPA of 3.0.
  • Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted conditionally by permission of the Director of the School of Music and with the approval of the Associate Provost for Graduate Studies.
  • Completion of the GRE Revised General Test and submission of scores to Fredonia with a minimum combined Quantitative Reasoning and Verbal Reasoning score of 272 and submission of a GRE Analytical Writing score. The ETS institution code for Fredonia is 2539.
  • A performance audition and acceptance by the appropriate applied music faculty at the time of application and not later than 6 to 12 credit hours into the program are required only for those students in the Music Education Studies degree program who desire to complete a performance recital.

The School of Music offers two tracks in the Music Education Studies Master of Music: the Final Project Program and the Educational Expertise Program. Each track consists of core curriculum required for all Master of Music degrees and additional requirements as accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Final Project Program
This 30-credit program leads to one of three Final Project options: Thesis/Final Project, Composition/Arrangement, or Performance Recital. Prior approval must be obtained from the performance faculty or Music Education committee for students wishing to exercise this option. (For the Performance Recital option, the applicant must audition for and be accepted by the appropriate applied music faculty at the time of application and not later than 6 to 12 credit hours into the program.) The program is designed to prepare a student for further graduate study and/or to refine a specific area of interest or competence.

General Requirements

  1. At least 12 credit hours for the overall program should be in music education and music education-related course work;
  2. At least 9 credit hours for the overall program should be in course work dealing with music theory, history, literature, analysis, or performance;
  3. At least 15 credit hours of the overall program should be in course work at the 600 level;
  4. MUED 695 Thesis/Final Project.

Educational Expertise Program
The 36-credit Educational Expertise program provides a greater range of courses than the often more specialized concentration of the Final Project program. In recognition of the individual differences among teachers, their teaching positions, and thus of their particular needs, this program allows maximum flexibility with a broad, yet balanced selection of choices.

General Requirements

  1. At least 15 credit hours for the overall program should be in music education and music education-related course work;
  2. At least 12 credit hours for the overall program should be in course work dealing with music theory, history, literature, analysis, or performance;
  3. At least 18 credit hours of the overall program should be in course work at the 600 level.

NOTE:

  • Candidates seeking the Professional Certification for Music teaching in New York State should apply for the Music Education Master of Music degree.

Specific Requirements

Required courses for all Music Education Studies Master of Music tracks:

MUS 521Music Bibliography

3

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

MUED 619Foundations of Music Education I

3

MUED 620Foundations of Music Education II

3

MUED 621Music Education Foundation III

3

3 credit hours of Music Education or Music Education-related course work, by advisement (MUED)

3

3 credit hours of music theory, history, literature, performance

3

9 credit hours of elective course work, by advisement*

9

Total Credit Hours:30

NOTE:

*Individualized selections of course work in theory, history, literature, performance and special studies MUS 590 or MUED 590 and MUED 591. Course work outside of music may be acceptable, subject to the establishing of a clear relationship to the candidate's professional goals. Short "workshops" MUED 555/MUED 565 can be applied only in this category. For those approved for the performance recital option, electives will include MUS 605 and MUS 606 studio lessons as 4 of the 6 elective credits.