AU launches master’s program in Music Education

Fri, 2006-01-06 10:02 -- univcomm
January 6, 2006

The Anderson University Department of Music recently announced the launching of a Master's degree in Music Education (M.M.E.), the first graduate degree program to be offered by the Department of Music. Since the University’s founding in 1917, music has always played a major part in the life of the campus community. The new program will be geared to elementary, middle school and high school music educators throughout central Indiana.

“We are very pleased to add this degree program to the Department of Music’s curriculum,” said Dr. Jeffrey Wright, dean of the College of the Arts at Anderson University. “A Master’s Degree in Music Education adds a new dimension to our long-standing commitment to provide the highest caliber of training for all musicians.”

The program is tailored to meet the schedule of most music educators and may be completed in 15 consecutive months or three summers of study. The new program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. Classes are scheduled to begin in the summer of 2006. Offerings will include a variety of courses in choral, instrumental and general music pedagogy, including instruction in both Orff Schulwerk (certification available) and Kodaly teaching methods.

Anderson University is a private, four-year, Christian liberal arts university of approximately 2,800 undergraduate and graduate students. Established in 1917 by the Church of God, the university offers more than 60 undergraduate majors and graduate programs of study in theology, music, business, nursing and education.