The Department of Music offers the Master of Arts degree in Music with concentrations in performance (instrumental, vocal, keyboard and jazz studies), conducting (choral, orchestral and wind), composition and music education. Our graduate curricula are unique in their flexible and comprehensive designs. The Music faculty is deeply committed to providing students with the utmost in personal attention and opportunities for creative endeavors. As a result, our graduates are respected leaders in all fields of music. The program helps students cultivate a spirit of intellectual inquiry and creative independence.
MA in Music Education
This unique program combines on-campus summer classes with online learning during the academic year. Teachers may complete the degree over three summers and two academic years or take courses as their other professional commitments allow. The unique curriculum design allows working music educators to apply new ideas and teaching techniques directly to their classrooms as they advance through the program.
- MA in Music Education Hybrid Degree General Information
- Music Education Curriculum Schedule 2014 Cohort
- MA Music Education - Program Costs 2014-15
- 2015 Special Topics Workshops
- For admission requirements and to apply, see our Graduate Admissions page.
Why Choose EIU for an MA in Music?
Our program has much to offer; here are a few key reasons to consider EIU. Our new hybrid on-campus/online MA in Music with a Music Education Concentration will give current music educators an opportunity to further their education while applying new knowledge directly to their current classrooms.