Master of Music Education

The DBU Master of Music Education degree is a 30-credit hour program designed to equip students in their post-baccalaureate degree to gain a deeper understanding and knowledge of music and music education as it relates to both public and private K-12 schools. Students will explore historical performance practice, the origins of music education in the United States, the application of music theory to specific pedagogy and knowledge, multi-cultural impacts, pedagogy, practice, and other topics relevant to trends and issues in music education. The students will also gain knowledge and experience in research and writing in the field of music education. 


Music History: 9 hours

MUSI 5315 - History of Music in the 18th and 19th Centuries

MUSI 5316 - Performance Practices of the Baroque and Rococo

MUSI 5317 - Infusion of African Music in American Music History

Music Education: 12 hours

MUSI 5325 - Research in Music Education

MUSI 5326 - Foundations of Pedagogy and Curricula in Music Education

MUSI 5327 - History and Philosophy of Music Education in the United States

MUSI 5328 - Current Trends and Issues in Music Education

Music Theory: 9 hours

MUSI 5335 - Pedagogy of Music Theory

MUSI 5336 - Choral Music Analysis for Score Preparation

MUSI 5337 - Study of Orchestration Techniques


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