Master of Music2017-09-13T15:19:29+00:00

Designed for K-12 Educators

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Earn a Master of Music with a specialization in Music Education.

The Master of Music with a specialization in Music Education is designed specifically for music teachers working in K-12 education. You can focus your course work on Instrumental Music Education or Vocal/Choral Music Education depending your career path. The Masters in Music curriculum focuses on expanding your knowledge of music and music theory while growing your skills as an educator.

We know how busy you are, so we have designed a hybrid program of study to meet your educational goals without disrupting your personal and professional lives. With USD’s extensive online programs, you now have 24/7 access to the in-demand musical training program you are looking for. This 30 credit hour program is flexible and allows for successful completion in 2 years.

In this hybrid degree, the majority of course are offered in a flexible online format combined with two Summer on-campus events. The online coursework is structured to meet the needs of working teachers or recent undergraduates looking for an advanced degree.  The interactive on-campus events include a workshop and a director’s seminar where student interact face-to-face with peers and USD faculty.

The USD Advantage

  • Ranked #1 – 2016 Best Online Colleges in South Dakota by bestcolleges.com
  • HLC Accredited
  • U.S. News & World Report ranked
  • Princeton Review Best Value school
  • Classes taught by same professors as on campus
  • USD Ranked #2 – Best Online M.M. Program by collegevaluesonline.com
  • The Department of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education.
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Two engaging on-campus courses!

Description A highly focused, and topical course. The format includes student presentations and discussions of reports based on literature, practices, problems, and research. Seminars may be conducted over electronic media such as internet and are at the upper division graduate levels. Enrollment is generally limited to few than 20 students.

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An intensive three-day music-directors’ workshop that focuses on music methods and materials, pedagogy and ensemble literature.

Description Special, intense sessions in specific topic areas. Approximately 45 hours of work is required for each hour of credit. Workshops may vary in time range but typically use a compressed time period for delivery. They may include lectures, conferences, committee work and group activity.

May be repeated for credit.










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