Interim Chair, Department of Music
Music, Master of (M.M.)
Applications/admissions in Performance and Composition are suspended until further notice.
Please see www.vcu.edu/arts/prospective_students/graduate_studies for details on the application process.
The Department of Music offers the Master of Music degree with a track in music education. Selection is made on the basis of prior academic performance reflected in undergraduate (and prior graduate) transcripts, an audition or interview, and a writing sample. The applicant should have completed the appropriate undergraduate program (a bachelor’s degree in music education with certification) or the equivalent for admission as a graduate student.
Prospective music education majors should submit a vita/resume, which includes education, background, teaching experience, honors and awards, publications, and any other important information. Applicants also should submit a writing sample on their "Personal Philosophy of Music Education." An interview will be scheduled with the music education faculty prior to admission.
Music education students have the option of a thesis or project. Specific information regarding the preparation of research documents and projects is available from the director of music education.
For general department information, visit www.vcu.edu/arts/areas_of_study/graduate_programs.html.
|Master of music (music education)||
|Music education cognate||
|MUED 600 Seminar in Music Education, three credits; MUED 610 Psychology of Music, three credits, MUED 620 Introduction to Research in Music Education, three credits; MUED 783 Project, three credits|
|Music pedagogy cognate||
|To be determined by student and adviser, with adviser approval. Must include MUED 604, 606, 608 or MUED 614, 616, 618; and may include MUSC 611, 612, 690 and other graduate-level MUSC, MHIS, APPM, MUED courses|
|Professional education cognate||
|A focus on areas of education of interest to student — to be determined by student and adviser, with adviser approval. May include EDUS 605, 607, 662, 673, 701; ADMS 600, 606, 611; ADLT 631; and other School of Education graduate-level offerings|