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Music Education

Our fully accredited degrees offer you unrivaled opportunities to perform and study with New York City’s finest musicians and artist-teachers. Undergraduate and master’s students put theory to practice through supervised teaching internships in school and community music settings, while doctoral students prepare to teach at the college and university levels.

Professional Licensure or Certification

BM, Music Education

Prepare for a career as a music educator in PK–12 schools and get a liberal arts education, all while performing and studying in New York City and abroad.

Professional Licensure or Certification

BM, Music/MA, Music Education, Grades PK–12: Initial Certification

This dual degree allows you to earn a bachelor of music in Composition or Performance and a master of arts in Music Education in only five years.

Professional Licensure or Certification

MA, Teaching Music, Grades PK–12: Initial Certification

Study applied music, theory, and pedagogy and complete student teaching in New York schools as you prepare for a career as an innovative PK–12 music educator.

High school music class

MA, Music Education

Pursue a career as an innovative music educator working in schools, communities, colleges, and universities in this non-certification program.


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

Our post-master’s certificate offers advanced classes in music education, performance, and more to further develop your career or prepare you for doctoral study.


PhD, Music Education: For College and University Faculty

Gain a thorough grounding in the significant issues and developing paradigms in music education as you prepare for a career in higher education.



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