Jun 25, 2021  
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 
    
Ohio University Graduate Catalog 2013-2015 [Archived Catalog]

Music Education


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Program Overview: The focus of the graduate degree program in Music Education is upon preparation to be a more skillful teacher. The course work is divided equally between music education and other studies with many possible options, varying according to the student’s needs and interests. Students completing the graduate program receive the Master of Music degree in Music Education.

Admissions Policy: Auditions demonstrating graduate-level proficiency are required for diagnostic purposes only. Taped auditions are accepted provisionally, and only when a personal audition is difficult or impossible to arrange. A writing sample on a topic assigned by the Music Education Division and a videotape rehearsal or teaching episode are also required. Students who have earned an undergraduate music degree but do not hold teacher certification are accepted for a graduate equivalency program leading to the graduate degree with certification to teach music. Additional courses and additional time on campus are required, depending upon the student’s undergraduate course work and preparation. Completion of the graduate program leads to the Master of Music degree in Music Education with licensure to teach music K-12.

Change Policy: Auditions demonstrating graduate-level proficiency are required for diagnostic purposes only. Taped auditions are accepted provisionally, and only when a personal audition is difficult or impossible to arrange. A writing sample on a topic assigned by the Music Education Division and a videotape rehearsal or teaching episode are also required. Students who have earned an undergraduate music degree but do not hold teacher certification are accepted for a graduate equivalency program leading to the graduate degree with certification to teach music. Additional courses and additional time on campus are required, depending upon the student’s undergraduate course work and preparation. Completion of the graduate program leads to the Master of Music degree in Music Education with licensure to teach music K-12.

Transfer Policy: Auditions demonstrating graduate-level proficiency are required for diagnostic purposes only. Taped auditions are accepted provisionally, and only when a personal audition is difficult or impossible to arrange. A writing sample on a topic assigned by the Music Education Division and a videotape rehearsal or teaching episode are also required. Students who have earned an undergraduate music degree but do not hold teacher certification are accepted for a graduate equivalency program leading to the graduate degree with certification to teach music. Additional courses and additional time on campus are required, depending upon the student’s undergraduate course work and preparation. Completion of the graduate

Opportunities: The M.M. in music education provides an opportunity to pursue advanced practical and theoretical studies in the field of music education. Although the focus of the program is upon preparation to be a more skillful teacher, many options are possible, including preparation for music administration and supervision. The degree program prepares students for permanent certification and doctoral study leading to college teaching. The coursework is divided equally among music education and other areas such as music theory, music history, jazz studies, and applied music (including conducting). Some candidates take related coursework in business, educational administration, theater, or interdisciplinary arts.

Courses of Instruction - Music


Course topics include:

  • History and Literature
  • Independent Study
  • Music Education
  • Music Therapy
  • Performance
  • Theory and Composition

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