Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 
    Sep 20, 2020  
Lee University Catalog 2013-2014 [Archived Catalog]

Master of Music - Music Education (MUSED.MM)

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 Master of Music – Music Education (MUSED.MM)

Statement of Purpose

The Master of Music-Music Education is designed to provide graduate professional education for men and women who wish to pursue or are currently involved in Pre-K – 12 music education in public or private institutions. Classroom teachers, ensemble directors and music administrators who hold the baccalaureate in music will be provided opportunity to refine skills gained at the undergraduate level and in other spheres of learning.

 Program Outcomes

Upon completion of the Master of Music-Music Education degree, the graduate should be able to demonstrate:

  1. The ability to function effectively as a music educator both musically and administratively
  2. The ability to work effectively in children’s music
  3. An understanding of and ability to utilize research methods designed to improve practices in schools, classrooms, rehearsals and performances, and the ability to frame the results in a scholarly manner
  4. Piano skills sufficient to (a) prepare choral or instrumental literature for rehearsal, and (b) accompany simple music literature for class or rehearsal
  5. A basic working knowledge of current music technology for use in practical and artistic applications
  6. The ability to prepare musical experiences that are informed by an understanding of applicable historical performance practices
  7. An understanding of musical style as discovered through advanced musical analysis
  8. Interpersonal skills necessary for functioning effectively in a public or private school with other staff, administrators, parents and community
  9. Extended knowledge and experience in the area of classroom teaching and/or rehearsal settings, including conceptual understanding and practical application of methods that support learning
  10. Knowledge of current trends and issues in music education
  11. The ability to articulate a Christian worldview of teaching and music education
  12. The ability to organize and develop a program of choral, instrumental or elementary music including personnel, facilities, equipment and budget—or to make a contribution of value to an existing program

 Course Offerings

Courses for the Master of Music - Music Education degree are offered in a late afternoon time frame for Fall and Spring semester. Courses are also offered as two-week intensives in the summer. This allows practicing teachers to complete the degree in summers only or year round by enrolling in the after school courses as well as summer coursework.


Subtotal Music Education Core Requirements: 12

Subtotal Advanced Technical Music Studies: 12

Additional Studies in Music

(Select 10 hours from the courses listed below)

Topics include but are not limited to the following:

Instrumental Conducting and Rehearsal Symposium
Advanced General Music Methods
Choral Conducting and Rehearsal Symposium
Orff Certification Levels
Music for Learners with Special Needs
Creativity and Composition in the Classroom
Multiculturalism in Music
Possible Study Abroad options

  • Other College of Education courses as approved by advisor

Subtotal Additional Studies in Music: 10

Total Hours in Program: 34

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