The Master of Music in Music Education is structured to enhance public and private
school music specialist's ability to teach music effectively to every child. The degree
emphasizes fundamental knowledge of research techniques and scholarly writing standards
required for understanding and investigating problems in music and education.
The Doctorate of Philosophy Degree in Music Education is offered to candidates who
show promise as researchers and teachers. Candidates are expected to complete the
course of study with distinction and demonstrate ability in scholarly study and exemplary
In both degree programs, music educators will be stimulated by current research in
music to seek, evaluate, and appropriately implement current ideas and developments
in teaching music. Candidates will develop a comprehensive knowledge of the psychological,
social, and musical values in music education.
Lawrence Edwards (Ed.D.)
Albert Nguyen (D.M.A.)
Deanna Stark (Ph.D.)