The Master of Music, Music Education – Composition specialization is intended as a professional degree with specialized training towards composing music for educational ensembles and incorporating composition, improvisation, and music theory into K-12 music classrooms. Students enrolled in the program will produce original compositions for educational ensembles and have them performed publicly by student ensembles. 

Effective Fall 2017 

Plan of Study Grid
First YearCredits
MU 510Foundations of Music Education3
MU 511Advanced Arranging for Educational Ensembles3
MU 518Analytic Techniques II3
MU 630Methods of Music Research3
MU 6731Composition Instruction4
 Total Credits16
Second Year
MU 512Pedagogy of Musical Creativity3
MU 673Composition Instruction2
MU 699Thesis2
Select one course from the following:3
Elementary School Music 
Junior and Senior High School Music 
Select one course from the following:3
Music of the Renaissance 
Music of the Baroque 
Music of the Classical Era 
Music of the Romantic Era 
Contemporary Music 
Select one course from the following:3
Choral Techniques, Style, and Interpretation 
Advanced Instrumental Conducting and Techniques 
 Total Credits16
 Total Credits32

A minimum of 32 credits are required to complete this program. 

1

 Select 2 credits each semester during the first year.