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The Master of Music in Music Education degree at Southern Utah University is a 30-credit graduate program designed specifically for current school ensemble directors who want to continue working while obtaining their degree. 
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Teachers will utilize their classrooms as experimental laboratories while they master best practices, broaden their pedagogy, and grow as artists themselves. Students will meet for three-week on-campus sessions in June, then complete their coursework online throughout the school year.


In support of the mission of the music department, the Master of Music in Music Education degree at Southern Utah University trains secondary music education teachers to be more effective in their teaching.


  • Increase abilities to direct ensembles in secondary schools.
  • Increase understanding of music through analysis, and performance, including historical and societal implications.
  • Increase classroom management skills as they relate to music.

Program Learning Outcomes

Students entering the master’s program will be expected to have achieved the prerequisite NASM and SUU undergraduate learning outcomes, and the additional learning outcomes below:

Performance and Musicianship

  • expanded skills in conducting
  • expanded skills in rehearsal techniques

History and Theory

  • knowledge of music history on par with graduate-level national standards
  • knowledge of music theory on par with graduate-level national standards
  • knowledge of ensemble literature on par with graduate-level national standards


  • the ability to develop innovative curriculum
  • innovative teaching methodologies

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • 21st Century Research and Data
  • Curriculum Organization in Music Education
  • Music Teaching and Learning
  • Conducting
  • Practicum
  • Music Theory Pedagogy
  • Graduate Seminar in Music History
  • Capstone Project
  • Band Instrument Repair Workshop
  • Orchestra Instrument Repair Workshop

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
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General Requirements

  • Successful admission to Graduate School at SUU;
  • Bachelor’s degree in Music w/Certification (transcripts to demonstrate);
  • Proof of current teaching position (three [3] letters of recommendation, at least one [1] from administration); and
  • Resume and written statement of purpose.

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    2434 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2434 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    2434 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2434 USD per module and a duration of 24 months.
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