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Master of Music in Music Education

Longy School of Music of Bard College
Program overview
1 year
Full time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA)
Fall 2021

Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA)
Winter 2021

Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA)
Summer 2021

Cambridge (Massachusetts, USA)
Spring 2021

Program description

Master of Music in Music Education

Longy’s Master of Music in Music Education program was built for experienced performers like you who want a powerful graduate studies program rooted in socially engaged and culturally responsive music education for the classroom. Graduate with your Master’s in just one year, plus we’ll prepare you for initial teaching licensure in Massachusetts public schools! This program will broaden your skillset and possibly help you secure a stable job in the public schools. The program is open to inspired artists from all musical backgrounds—classical, pop, world, folk, jazz, instrumental, vocal, conducting, and more.

Admission requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, post-secondary conservatory diploma, or demonstrated equivalent credential required
  • Academic and performance record demonstrating the capacity to excel in full-time studies
  • Applicants in performance must present an audition

English Proficiency

All applicants for whom English is not a first or primary language must submit results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo English Test.

Recommended minimum scores for admission to the Undergraduate Diploma (UD), Master of Music (MM), Graduate Performance Diploma (GPD), Graduate Diploma in Composition (GD), and Artist Diploma (AD):

  • TOEFL: 63
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • Duolingo: 90

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the institute website.

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Program content

The MM/ME curriculum explores the pedagogy foundational to the El Sistema teaching programs that are changing the lives of children in underserved communities through intensive music instruction. You’ll gain immediate experience, working with underserved youth in Greater Boston-area public schools and El Sistema-inspired sites. Plus, you’ll have full access to the resources of Longy’s conservatory campus, including studio lessons, ensembles, and performance opportunities in a musically rich, supportive environment.

Scholarships & funding

Candidates for Longy’s teacher preparation programs will be considered for two fully funded fellowships, one for the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Los Angeles and another for the Master of Music in Music Education(MM/ME) in Boston. Recipients will receive full tuition remission to these one-year, El Sistema-inspired degree programs leading to teaching licensure. The award will be given to a qualified candidate in each program who demonstrates a passion for working in underserved communities and the potential for leadership in the field through their application materials.

Tuition fees

The annual tuition fee for this program is $45,900

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Longy School of Music of Bard College

At Longy, we prepare students to become exceptional musicians who can engage new audiences; teach anyone, anywhere; and use artistry to change lives in communities around the world. Join us and become the musician the world needs you to be....

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Longy School of Music of Bard College

27 Garden Street
02138 Cambridge Massachusetts
United States of America

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