Department of Music

Master of Music Education

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Next summer session: June 10 - June 28, 2019

Southern Utah University's Master of Music Education is a 30-credit graduate program designed specifically for current school ensemble directors who want to continue working while obtaining their degree. Teachers will utilize their classrooms as experimental laboratories while they master best practices, broaden their pedagogy, and grow as artists themselves. Students will meet at SUU for three week on-campus sessions in June, then complete the bulk of their course work online throughout the school year, tailored to match the schedules of busy teachers. With over 1/3 of the degree being electives and individualized projects, you can improve on the skills that you truly want to master!

For more information, contact Dr. Thomas Herb - thomasherb@suu.edu

Application Requirements

Please complete the entire application and submit before the deadline of the term for which you wish to be considered for admission. Applications must be complete before the deadline.

The following materials must be sent to SUU Admissions Office at gradapps@suu.edu :

  1. Complete and submit application
  2. Payment of $60 non-refundable application fee
  3. Transcripts from each college or university attended (unless institution is SUU)
  4. Resume with attached written statement of purpose (cover letter)
  5. Three (3) letters of recommendation (*One letter must come form an administrator that can confirm employment status)

Minimum Admissions Requirements

Applicants must meet the following criteria for admittance into the Music Education Program:

  1. Cumulative Undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  2. Bachelors Degree in Music w/ Teaching Certification (Transcripts to demonstrate)
  3. Proof of Current Teaching Position (Three Letters of Recommendation; at least one from an Administrator who can confirm current and ongoing employment in a music ensemble classroom)

    Prospective students will need to be currently employed as a music teacher in a school setting. Practicum assignments require students to try techniques with their own classes as the lab setting, the requirement of having a teaching position is of the utmost importance.
  4. Resume and Written Statement of Purpose (Cover letter)
  5. Successful Admission to Graduate School by approval of the Master of Music Education Committee