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Instrumental Emphasis
  • The Master's of Music in Music Education with Instrumental emphasis provides a practical and applicable approach to education.  The program, designed to be completed in three-summers, meets
    the needs of current teachers by providing courses developed around the knowledge and skills necessary for success in 21st century music education. 

    Program Dates: 

    Complete Band Director Workshop. The workshop will tentatively take place June 9 - 12, 2015.  The workshop can count as an elective for credit toward your degree.
    Session I: June 22 - July 10, 2015
    Session II: July 13 - July 24, 2015

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    Ready to get started? Find out how to apply to the Master of Music in Music Education program and get started on your application (PDF) right away. If you have questions about whether the program is right for you, contact Anne Mikan at 614-236-6199 or

    Curriculum Requirements

     Music Education
    12 credits

     Music Courses
    12 credits chosen from this list

    8 credits chosen from this list

     Total Credits

     ED 601, Educational Psychology in the Music Classroom (3)  MM 667, Instrumental Conducting Seminar (2)  MM 664, Curriculum Development for Music Educators (2)
    32 semester hour credits


     ED 602, Research in Music Education (3)  MM 668, Graduate Music Theory Seminar (2)  MM 665, Assessment in Music Education (2)
     MM 603, Foundations of Music Education (2)  MM 671, Graduate Music History Seminar (2)  MM 657, The Complete Band Director Workshop (2)
     MM 670, Final Project (4)  MM 680, Advanced Conducting & Rehearsal Techniques (2)  MM 672, Music Technology Workshop (2)
       *MM 681, Individual Instrument Studio Instruction (2)  MM 673, Instrument Repair & Maintenance Workshop (2)
       MM 683, Instrumental Arranging (2)  MM 674, Music Supervision and Administration Seminar (2)
       MM 684, Composition (2)  MM 675, Instrumental Teaching Methods and Materials (2)
       MM 570, World Music Seminar (2)  MM 682, Marching Band Show Design (2)
       MM 693, Special Topics in Music (2)  MM 686, Brass Instrument Pedagogy (2)
         MM 687, Woodwind Instrument Pedagogy (2)
         MM 688, Percussion Instrument Pedagogy (2)
        MM 689, String Instrument Pedagogy (2)  


    *Contact James Swearingen at for a list of available instructors and instruments and the process to follow to schedule private lessons. This course includes an additional applied lesson fee.

    Additional courses may be added, subject to approval by the department and dean.

    Remedial courses in Musicianship and Music History – 1 non-degree credit each:
    The instrumental emphasis requires diagnostic testing to determine competency in theory and music history. Subsequent courses for review are offered at the 500 credit level to students needing to deepen and expand requisite knowledge for graduate study. These courses are required but do not carry graduation credit. 

    MM 501 Music Theory Review (1)
    MM 502 Music History review (1)