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A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional goals as applied to the program. Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form. Read more
• A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional goals as applied to the program.
• Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form.
• Submission of an essay or college-level paper.
• A video of the candidate teaching a class or coordinating a rehearsal. Candidates may also submit a live or video audition on the candidate’s primary instrument.

E-mail: • Phone: 315-267-2165

Visit http://www.potsdam.edu/graduate to view the full application checklist and online application.

The Master of Music in Education at the Crane School of Music is one of the largest music teacher preparation programs in the world. Crane-prepared music teachers are sought after by schools everywhere. For years, our students and faculty have held lead- ership positions in local school districts, as well as in state and national organizations that shape our nation’s musical future. The program strives to assist teachers to become reflective practitioners, lifelong learners, and persons able to integrate their knowledge of subject matter, pedagogy, students, the school and the larger community to maximize the education and welfare of students. Program start dates: Summer, Fall, Spring.

Required Program Courses

Option A: Minimum of 30 credit hours, with Thesis
MUCE 601, Philosophies and Issues in Music Education
MUCE 608, Curriculum Development in the School Music Program
MUCE 699, Thesis/Graduate Research Project in Music Education
MUCE XXX, Music Education Elective
MUCE XXX, Music Education Elective
MUCH 611, Introduction to Graduate Studies
MUCH XXX, Music History/Literature Elective
MUCT XXX, Music Theory Elective
MUC XXX, Music Content Course (not Music Education)

Option B: Minimum of 30 credit hours, without Thesis
MUCE 601, Philosophies and Issues in Music Education
MUCE 608, Curriculum Development in the School Music Program
MUCE XXX, Music Education Elective
MUCE XXX, Music Education Elective
MUCH 611, Introduction to Graduate Studies
MUCH XXX, Music History/Literature Elective
MUCT XXX, Music Theory Elective
MUC XXX, Music Content Course (not Music Education)
Two free electives: 6 credit hours

The GRE Exam (or equivalent) is required for all teacher preparation program candidates who are seeking certification (for applicants seeking admission for Fall 2015 forward). All other graduate programs, including non-certification options, do not require this exam. More information on the GRE exam can be found by visiting http://www.gre.org. SUNY Potsdam’s code for sending score reports is 2545.

Uniqueness of Program

Making music is at the heart of every Crane degree program. Our philosophy is that all our students are first and foremost musicians. The Crane School of Music was founded in 1886 and was one of the first institutions in the country to have program dedicated to preparing specialists in teaching music in the public schools. Crane is proud to have many of the finest music educators, scholars and performers in the United States as members of the faculty, all working to make Crane a vital, innovative and exciting place.

Testimonials

“The Crane School of Music is a unique community. It provides a focused and serious environment to grow as an artist while remaining extremely supportive. It was an ideal place for me to develop musically while forging lifelong professional relationships.” —Christopher Still ’93

“Crane provides the full package for students by offering degree programs in just about every area of the music world. There are ample opportunities to perform weekly in a great atmosphere. Performing is fully supported by a wonderful staff of teachers. Crane really prepares you to be successful.” —Mark Sophia ’12

“The degree programs at Crane provide a full and rich education in music and the liberal arts. I’m convinced this balanced and thorough curriculum laid the groundwork for the success I’m now enjoying in my life and career.” —Richard Regan ’91

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MTSU’s School of Music involves graduate music majors from across the nation and abroad in a strong community with tight bonds. Eight Master of Music specializations are offered, but the program is interdisciplinary, with a vocalist in a classroom beside a composer beside a musicologist, etc. Read more
MTSU’s School of Music involves graduate music majors from across the nation and abroad in a strong community with tight bonds. Eight Master of Music specializations are offered, but the program is interdisciplinary, with a vocalist in a classroom beside a composer beside a musicologist, etc. Internationally renowned faculty members perform, compose, teach, conduct, publish, and present their research or music continually, from South Korea to Costa Rica to Rome. A low faculty-to-student ratio enables high-quality personalized instruction and collaboration. Instrumentalists are involved in coaching undergrads from the beginning, and graduate assistants enjoy opportunities reserved for doctoral students at other institutions. Students and faculty benefit from and contribute to Nashville’s nearby music industry and arts scene. Ensembles range from wind bands, orchestras, big bands, choral ensembles, and an opera company to a vocal jazz ensemble, myriad combos and chamber ensembles, an old-time music group, percussion ensemble, steel drum band, and a salsa band. Core classes are offered on evenings and weekends to accommodate those who work full-time.

MTSU awards the Master of Music (M.M.) degree with eight specializations offered: collaborative piano; conducting; jazz studies; music composition; music composition for contemporary media; music education; musicology; and performance.

Career

Alumni from the School of Music teach thousands of students every day in private studios and schools from kindergarten through university levels. MTSU graduates perform in orchestras, military ensembles, and opera companies; appear in clubs and recording studios with the famous and yet-to-be-known; compose music for Hollywood films and commercial jingles; lead professional music organizations; work in the music industry; serve as church musicians; and continually enrich the lives of others. Some continue on to enter prestigious doctoral programs. A sample of potential professional pathways for music master's students:

Accompanist
Actor
Arts manager
Artistic director
Artist relations manager
Band director/leader
Choral/choir director
Church musician/worship leader
College professor/instructor
Composer/arranger/orchestrator
Conductor
Concert promoter
Copyright specialist
Film music director/editor
Film-TV composer
General music teacher at elementary/middle schools
Instrumental performer
Instrument repair specialist
Instrument sales business owner
Music critic/journalist
Music educator
Music librarian
Music publisher/editor
Music software programmer
Music theater director
Musical director
Musicologist
Orchestra librarian
Product specialist
Publicist
Record company manager
Recording technician/engineer/mixer
Salesperson/marketer
Songwriter
Studio musician
Private studio owner/instructor
Talent agent
Tour manager
Vocalist

Employers of MTSU alumni include:

Bellevue Middle School
Belmont University
Cane Ridge High School
Case Western Reserve University
Chattanooga Symphony
Cumberland University
The Downtown Band
Earl Klugh (Grammy winner)
EMBRA Artists, LTD.
Fairview Middle School
Jeff Coffin (Grammy winner)
Jonathan Fletcher Music
Lipscomb University
MEINL Percussion
Middle Tennessee State University
Murfreesboro City Schools
Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra
Nashville State Community College
Northeast Mississippi Community College
Old Center Elementary School, Nashville
Onks Woodwind Specialist
Siegel Middle School
Trevecca Nazarene University
University of Louisiana-Lafayette
University of Northern Colorado
Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville

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The Master of Music in Music Education (Performance Option) is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability. Read more
The Master of Music in Music Education (Performance Option) is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability. The option is not intended to replace the opportunities for experience in Graduate Recitals which continue to be a part of the Applied Music performance degree program. In addition to four credit hours in applied music as part of the core requirements for the M.M. in Music Education degree, a research component consisting of MUE 698 (1) Performance Research, VOI/PIA/AIM 696 (1) Recital to be taken with applied lessons, Applied lesson to be taken with VOI/PIA/AIM 696.

Learning Outcomes

• Content and Pedagogical Specialist: Knows learners, subject matter, and curriculum.
• Assessment and Instructional Designer: Constructs effective learning experiences/outcomes assessments.
• Classroom Community Builder and Diversity Advocate: Values diversity and community in the classroom through practice.
• School and Community Professional: Applies knowledge of the context of education and engages in collaborative activities, partnerships, service, and advocacy.
• Self-Directed Practitioner: Directs personal growth, professional practice, and reflective practice.

Curriculum

Please visit the website to see what modules are taught on this course:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/music-education/music-education-mm-performance-concentration/

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The post-baccalaureate teacher certification in music education provides a pathway to Pennsylvania Level I Teacher Certification in Music K-12 for candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree in a music field (performance, music theory and composition, or music history and literature). Read more
The post-baccalaureate teacher certification in music education provides a pathway to Pennsylvania Level I Teacher Certification in Music K-12 for candidates who hold a baccalaureate degree in a music field (performance, music theory and composition, or music history and literature). Students who do not hold a baccalaureate degree in music and do not have a significant number of earned credits in music, such as a minor in music, are better served through enrollment in a second baccalaureate degree program with a major in music education. Each student's program will be unique as applications and transcripts are examined on an individual basis and an appropriate course of study designed. Completion of this program usually takes from five to eight semesters of full-time study.

Learning Outcomes

• Content and Pedagogical Specialist: Knows learners, subject matter, and curriculum.
• Assessment and Instructional Designer: Constructs effective learning experiences/outcomes assessments.
• Classroom Community Builder and Diversity Advocate: Values diversity and community in the classroom through practice.
• School and Community Professional: Applies knowledge of the context of education and engages in collaborative activities, partnerships, service, and advocacy.
• Self-Directed Practitioner: Directs personal growth, professional practice, and reflective practice.

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This program is designed for in-service music educators who wish to upgrade their skills in the classroom and choral instruction using the materials, musicianship skills, and methodologies in a focused program based on the teaching approaches developed by Carl Orff, yet who do not wish to undertake a full master's degree curriculum. Read more
This program is designed for in-service music educators who wish to upgrade their skills in the classroom and choral instruction using the materials, musicianship skills, and methodologies in a focused program based on the teaching approaches developed by Carl Orff, yet who do not wish to undertake a full master's degree curriculum.
The Orff-Schulwerk certificate program is designed to be completed in three consecutive summers of study:

First Summer:

• MUE 570 Orff-Schulwerk: Lev I Basic Musicianship
• MUE 571 Orff Schulwerk: Level I Recorder
• MUE 572 Orff Schulwerk: Level I Movement

Second Summer:

• MUE 573 Orff Schulwerk: Level II Basic Musicianship
• MUE 574 Orff Schulwerk: Level II Recorder
• MUE 575 Orff Schulwerk: Level II Movement

Third Summer:

• MUE 576 Orff Schulwerk: Level III Basic Musicianship
• MUE 577 Orff Schulwerk: Level III Recorder
• MUE 578 Orff Schulwerk: Level III Movement
• MUE 582 Orff-Schulwerk Final Project
• MUE 583 Seminar in Orff Schulwerk

MUE 579, MUE 580, and MUE 581 may be taken in either the second or third summer of study (after students have successfully completed MUE 571, MUE 572, and MUE 573).

For more detailed information about these modules, please visit the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/general-information/index-course-prefix-guide/course-index/graduate/mue/

Careers

Program graduates are employed in the following fields:

• Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
• Music Directors
• Musicians, Instrumental

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