Why study Music Education?
CCM’s Master of Music in Music Education offers pre-K–12 music teachers the opportunity to advance their knowledge and practice of their discipline. Prestigious faculty, performance opportunities and location in one of the country’s premier cities for the arts make this program the perfect choice for music education students looking to maximize their talents and gain an incomparable musical and academic education. Students in the Master of Music in Music Education program benefit from the high quality of music training and experience offered in CCM’s conservatory environment as well as strong pedagogical preparation.
Cincinnati offers students diverse music teaching settings (i.e., urban and suburban, school-based and community-based), and specialization options including arts administration, choral, orchestral and wind conducting, dance, music theater, early childhood education, educational administration, jazz studies, Orff-Schulwerk, performance, and instrumental music education. Graduates enjoy a 100 percent placement rate, most often as school music teachers, community arts personnel, church musicians, faculty members at colleges and universities, and students in advanced programs of study.
CCM is a college within the University of Cincinnati, a major undergraduate university and graduate research institution of more than 40,000 students. The synergy created by housing CCM within a comprehensive public university gives the college its unique character and defines its objective: to educate and inspire the whole artist and scholar for positions on the world’s stage.
Scholarships and assistantships, including teaching assistantships, are available for qualified students.
UC Advantages and Special Opportunities
Described by the New York Times as “one of this country’s leading conservatories,” CCM offers students unparalleled opportunities to perform, learn and live in a thriving next-generation city known for its intense interest in the performing and media arts.
Nationally ranked and internationally renowned, CCM’s state-of-the-art facilities provide a highly creative and multidisciplinary artistic environment. The college serves as the largest single source of performing and media arts events in Ohio, and few schools can match the quality of its performing ensembles and theatrical productions.
CCM’s roster of eminent faculty offers professional training in all areas of the performing and media arts, including composition, musicology, theory, conducting, music education, opera, musical theatre, acting, technical arts for the stage, dance, arts administration and electronic media. Members of CCM’s faculty regularly receive distinguished honors for creative and scholarly work, and many maintain strong professional ties to the region’s leading arts entities.
With its emphasis on experienced-based learning, CCM provides students with access to internship and performance opportunities with major organizations like the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Opera, Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra and Cincinnati Ballet. Students also benefit from the fact that Cincinnati frequently hosts major media and performing arts events and is home to the newly renovated Music Hall, one of the nation’s most beautiful and revered performance centers.
The University of Cincinnati and all regional campuses are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
CCM's founding schools (the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and the College of Music of Cincinnati) were both charter members of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The requirements for entrance and graduation in all music programs are in accordance with the published regulations of NASM.