MUSIC EDUCATION
At Case Western Reserve University

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The music education program at Case Western Reserve University is among the most well respected in the nation. Through an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, the music education faculty guide students to become Proactive Scholar-Practitioners.

Undergraduate Study
Bachelor of Science in Music Education

Undergraduate music education majors pursue a fully accredited curriculum that develops musical knowledge and skills through a sequential program of instruction, critical thinking, and practical teaching experiences. The four-year degree program leading to teaching licensure guides our majors from their initial roles as students to their professional roles as future music educators.

Undergraduate program highlights include:

  • Small classes taught by full-time faculty who provide personalized attention to students
  • An emphasis on hands-on, experiential learning that is based on current research and best practices
  • Opportunities to perform with outstanding ensembles (band, choral, early music, jazz, and orchestral)
  • State-of-the-art technology resources
  • Experiencing the best of a liberal-arts and music conservatory-style educations by participating in our joint program with the internationally renowned Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Earning a music education degree from a program approved by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

Full and partial scholarship are available for incoming undergraduate music education students.

 

Graduate Study
Master of Arts in Music Education (Comprehensive Exam or Thesis options)
Master of Arts in Music Education leading to Licensure
Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education

 Opportunities for graduate study in Music Education include the MA (comprehensive exam or thesis options) for students with an undergraduate degree in music education, the MA with Licensure for students with an undergraduate degree who are seeking a teaching license in conjunction with graduate study, and the Ph.D. in Music Education for students seeking leadership positions in colleges, universities, and K-12 schools.

Graduate Music Education Program Highlights:

  • Small classes taught by full-time faculty who provide personalized attention to students
  • A commitment to scholarly and creative excellence
  • Practical experience gained by working alongside faculty who are internationally recognized as teachers, conductors, researchers, and authors
  • A supportive, collegial community of scholars
  • Excellent music library with easy access to resources throughout the world
  • State-of-the-art technology resources
  • Experiencing the best of liberal-arts and music conservatory-style educations by participating in our joint program with the internationally renowned Cleveland Institute of Music
  • All programs are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)

 The music education program has significant funding for tuition waivers and graduate assistantships. Graduate assistants work in support of many areas of the music education and ensembles programs including assisting with the bands, choirs, and orchestras; collaborating with initiatives in research and music technology; and aiding music education faculty with undergraduate music education courses.