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Post-Master’s Advanced Certificate, Professional Studies in Music

Go beyond your graduate education by taking advanced classes in music education and electives in music performance, composition, music technology, music business, or any topic in the Department of Music and Performing Arts Professions. Enhance your career as an innovative music educator teaching in higher education programs, or prepare for doctoral study.

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Post-Master's Advanced Certificate in Music Education

Full-time or Part-time
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Summer or Fall
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Throughout your certificate course work, you’ll study:

  • Reference and research in music education
  • Technological trends in music pedagogy
  • The foundations of music education
  • Advanced performance study

Your curriculum combines intensive study in music education and pedagogy with performance opportunities or private study in instrumental performance. With your faculty advisor, you will devise a program of study based on your interests and area of specialization. 

You'll also hone your musical talents by participating in a variety of performing ensembles and chamber groups directed by leading New York artists, as well as private study in instrumental performance.


If you have any additional questions about our degree, please feel free to contact Noreen Goldberg at


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