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.
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.
Study applied music, theory, and pedagogy and complete student teaching in New York schools as you prepare for a career as an innovative Pre-K–12 music educator.
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.
Gain a thorough grounding in the significant issues and developing paradigms in music education as you prepare for a career in higher education.
News and Events
Our innovative community music outreach programs create music education collaborations in schools, non-profits, and corporate settings.
Melissa Morris (MA '00), award-winning music educator in the New York City public schools, discusses what music can teach us about diversity and what the pandemic has taught her about teaching.
An interview with Latin Jazz legend Bobby Sanabria.
"It is time for us to take responsibility and to take concrete steps to make MPAP an academic performance community where diversity and inclusion are indispensable and at the core of our teaching, training, and learning."
The orchestra remotely performed the premiere of a jazz mambo.
Akini A. Gill has published his first book, "From Behind the Bridge to the Impossible Dream."