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Music Educaiton Graduate Students

Graduate Program

Master of Music in Music Education

A bachelor’s degree in Music Education from an accredited institution and/or certification to teach music in the U.S. public schools is required for admission to the Master of Music in Music Education program. Evidence of the applicant’s musicianship, a teaching philosophy, and submission of a writing example are also required. References accompanying the application must contain an evaluation of the applicant’s teaching ability. 

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are also awarded based on talent and merit and in consideration of current needs, both instructional and administrative. This can be discussed at the time of the applicant's interview. Those awarded an assistantship will receive a scholarship plus a monthly stipend. The Graduate Assistant's work in the Music Education Division may range from 10 to 20 hours a week.

Graduate Assistants in Music Education are assigned a variety of responsibilities. Some of these possibilities include:

  • Instructor of Techniques Classes - Brass, Woodwind, Percussion, Voice, String
  • Instructor of Fine Arts Experience, Sight-singing lessons
  • Assistant Conductor of Wind, Choral or String Ensembles
  • Teaching Assistant in Music Education Methods Courses
  • Research Assistant
  • Music Education Technology Specialist
  • Center for Music Education Coordinator/Assistant
  • Bearcat Bands
  • E-portfolio Coordinator

Other duties may be assigned based on Division needs or in an area of student expertise.

The Graduate Assistant work hours (10-20) correlate to the amount of stipend awarded. Preparation time for courses taught by Graduate Assistants is included as part of their weekly assignment. Assignments will normally include several areas of responsibility.

Those interested in applying for a Graduate Assistantship must so indicate on their application to the College-Conservatory of Music. Those applying for assistantships must submit a resumé, a teaching philosophy, and have a personal interview in Cincinnati.