MME - Instrumental Music Concentration

Admission to the degree program in music education requires the completion of a Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degree, or the equivalent of a BME, from an accredited institution, as well as the contact information for three people to provide letters of recommendation. Students holding bachelor’s degrees in music other than the Bachelor of Music Education must satisfy public school certification requirements to qualify for full admission. Applicants without such certification are admitted on a conditional basis pending their attainment of public school teaching credentials. Approval of the MME specialization must be acquired.

Program Requirements

MME programs range from 32 to 36 hours. Core requirements and terminal project options — outlined below — are the same for each emphasis area unless specifically noted.

Required Core15
Research Design and Methods
Psychology of Music
History and Philosophy of Music Education
Seminar in Music Theory
Seminar in Music History pre-1750
Seminar in Music History post-1750
Terminal Project Options — select one of the following2-6
Graduate Recital 1
Terminal Conducting Project 2
Thesis Research
and Thesis
Terminal Project in Music Education
Other Option — Extra Hours6
To be selected in consultation with advisor and approved by the area director. This excludes applied, ensemble, workshops and special project hours.
Field Specialty
Select 6 credit hours from the following6
Marching Band Techniques
Band Rehearsal Techniques
Instructional Methods in Middle Level/Secondary Music
Leadership and Administration in Music Education
Seminar in Instrumental Music Education Literature
Advanced Conducting and Score Reading 3
Must be approved by faculty advisor or graduate coordinator. May apply up to 5 credit hours of applied lessons, 2 credit hours of ensemble credit, 4 credit hours of workshops or 10 credit hours of Kodaly coursework.
Total Credit Hours15

Note: A minimum  of 10 credit hours outside MUSE courses is required.