Elevate. Inspire. Instruct.

Music Education

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Help others find their voice and fine-tune their talents.

Online | Don’t Stop Life to Study
Biblically faithful & personally flexible. That’s your education—elevated.
Months to Complete
30 credit program tailored to speed through or go slower if life gets too hectic—that’s convenient.
Cost Per Credit
And graduate students can receive aid & scholarships

Lead the Next Generation of Musicians

From organizing marching bands to directing high school musicals, we realize your time is limited. That’s why we’ve designed our program with flexibility to fit around your schedule. On your own time and at your own pace, we come alongside and meet you where you are. Engage proven methods of instruction. Master the art of planning your school’s musical programs. Even explore emerging vocal and musical technologies in the classroom.

Expand your impact and ability as a music teacher. Reenergize your career with new insights, approaches, and techniques. And prepare to inspire future generations of musicians or vocal artists. All through a Master of Music Education, at NGU.

What Can I Do With a Master’s Degree in Music Education?

A degree in music education prepares individuals for careers in teaching music in educational settings.

Graduates with this degree possess a strong musical background as well as pedagogical skills to effectively instruct and inspire students in music.

Music Curriculum Specialist

Music Department Chair

Music Education Administrator

Music Education Consultant

Music Education Researcher

Music Teacher

Music Beside Experienced & Faithful Musicians

J. David Cudd, EdD
Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
Gregory Graf, DMA
Assistant Professor, Music
Cheryl Greene, DMA
Professor, Music
Liz Boehm
Academic Secretary, The Cline School of Music
Stephen M. Griner, MM
Instructor, Music
Angela Horn-Barrett
Associate Professor, Music
Fabio Parrini, MM
Professor, Music
Megan Scruggs Hollifield, MA
Instructor, Music Worship Studies
Christopher Davis, DMA
Professor, Music
W. Gary Rhoden Jr., MA
Instructor, Music Education
Michael Weaver, DM
Professor, Music

A Customized Approach to Music Education

  • History of Music Education
  • Current Issues in Music Education
  • Analytical Techniques
  • Techniques of Research in Music and Music Education
  • Psychology of Music and Music Education

*Choose 14 credit hours’ worth of elective courses from the following:

  • Teaching the Developing Singer
  • Vocal Pedagogy and Health
  • Choral Arranging
  • Graduate Applied Voce
  • Music Technology for Educators
  • Graduate Conducting Techniques
  • Graduate Conducting Review
  • AP Theory
  • Instrumental Repair
  • The Integration of Global Music into the Classroom
  • Marching Band Techniques
  • Directing the High School Musical
  • Graduate Applied Piano, Brass, Organ, Percussion, or Strings
  • And more (see catalog for full offerings)

Complete your degree with a teaching or research-based Thesis Project (requires approval from the Graduate Committee).

Have Questions about the Music Education Graduate Program?

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J. David Cudd, EdD

Associate Dean, The Cline School of Music
864.663.7503 david.cudd@ngu.edu
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