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School of Performing Arts Music Graduate Program

Brent Turney, Graduate coordinator
Rachel Brashier, Graduate Music Coordinator

Room 318, Noel Fine Arts Center
Phone: 715-346-2227
Email: Rachel.Brashier@uwsp.edu OR music@uwsp.edu

This school is in the College of Fine Arts & Communication .

Master of Music Education - Music

In the Music Department you may work toward the Master of Music Education degree with an emphasis in elementary/secondary education , Suzuki talent education, or studio pedagogy. In this program, you prepare for classroom, performance, and administrative responsibilities as a member of the music teaching discipline. You improve your competency in music philosophy, methodology, literature, and applied musical experiences while learning of the most recent trends and innovations in music education. Please note that this program does not lead to teacher certification.

A wide range of activities are available to enhance your abilities as a music educator. Seminars and methods courses illuminate practical and philosophical issues in music education. In the Suzuki talent education curriculum, you participate in the renowned institute which brings more than a thousand students and teachers to the UW-Stevens Point campus each year. You have access to music department resources such as the Computer Music Center with opportunities to learn and apply technological advancements in the field.

Admission to the Program - Music Graduate

To be considered for admission:

  1. Complete university and department application forms for admission.
  2. Submit a transcript of all undergraduate or graduate work you have taken at other institutions.
  3. Have your past administrators, teaching colleagues, or college teachers in your major area send two letters of recommendation on your behalf.
  4. If you wish to have an emphasis in elementary/secondary education, you must have state teacher certification. If your emphasis is Suzuki, certification is recommended but optional. If your emphasis is pedagogy, certification is optional.
  5. Meet these requirements for certain emphases:
    1. Elementary/secondary: an undergraduate degree in music education.
    2. Suzuki talent education: an undergraduate degree in music and a Suzuki-related performance area; OR gain admission by faculty evaluation, based on your performance area, music courses taken toward a related undergraduate degree, and significant Suzuki teaching. You may be required to take additional courses.
    3. Studio pedagogy:
      1. Undergraduate degree in applied music or music education (teacher certification optional).
      2. Approval of faculty in your major area of performance. OR
      3. Admission by faculty evaluation based on performance area, music courses taken toward a related undergraduate degree, and significant involvement in studio teaching and performance. You may be required to take additional courses.

Admission to Candidacy for Music Graduate Program

To be admitted to candidacy:

  1. Complete 9 credits with a grade of B or better.
  2. Before you complete 15 credits, adopt a Program of Study, including projected courses, the topic of your culminating experience, and selection of a graduate committee and project adviser, who is also chair of your committee.


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