Master of Music Education

The Master of Music Education degree is structured to meet the needs of practicing music educators who want to pursue an advanced degree while staying in their current teaching positions. Through the MME program, students have the opportunity to learn advanced educational techniques, to develop musical maturity, and to investigate current issues in music education. The skills and knowledge developed in the program will have an immediate impact on the school music classrooms of the graduate students.

The typical student will take 9-10 hours (3 or 4 classes) for three consecutive summers. For each hour of credit, students will be on the Fayette campus for one day (3-4 days every 3-4 weeks, campus housing is available). The rest of the learning/coursework will take place online.

Following the third summer of classes, students will develop their Master’s Report project. This culminating project will provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate mastery of the outcomes of every course in the MME program. Students will prepare a concert at their home schools using the pedagogical and musical tools they have acquired during their course of study at CMU.



Dori Waggoner, Ph.D.
Dean, Swinney Conservatory of Music
Chair, Division of Fine Arts

Lea Tindall
Administrative Assistant, Graduate Studies