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2014-2015 Shepherd University Catalog 
2014-2015 Shepherd University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Education, M.M.M.E.

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The Master of Music, Music Education program is a flexible 30-credit hour degree program that offers a high level of specialization designed for today’s music educators. All students in the program will take a 15-hour core that includes courses in musicology, music theory, research, music education philosophy and history, and teaching and learning.  In consultation with an advisor, students will choose an additional 12 hours of elective courses, tailored to their individual needs.  A 3-credit thesis or recital project, designed and completed with an instructor’s guidance on a topic of the student’s choice, completes the degree.

Curriculum for a Master of Music, Music Education

Total hours, 30 Hours:

Thesis/Recital, 3 Hours:

Oral Exam:

All MMME students must pass a final comprehensive oral exam at the conclusion of their course of study at Shepherd University. The exam covers the major components of the student’s coursework and, if applicable, the thesis or recital program.  In the final semester of study, the student should register for MUSC 650  (Thesis) or the recital alternative as prescribed. The MMME program coordinator, in consultation with the student’s advisor and the Department of Music faculty, will assign three faculty members to serve on the student’s examination committee.  The exam, three-quarters of an hour, will be held during the last weeks of the semester.  The student will be told the results immediately.


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