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Why study Music Education?
The three-summer Master of Music Education (MME) is a new practice-oriented degree featuring core courses in music pedagogy, music theory, musicianship, and musicology. Students can target specific areas for personal growth with specialized and electives courses offered on a rotating basis that draw upon the unique scholarship expertise of the CCM Music Education faculty. The program includes an exciting opportunity for an optional study abroad experience as well as the chance to enroll in Orff-Schulwerk training workshops as degree electives.
Geared toward regional music teachers who want to remain active in the classroom while continuing their education, the program improves music mastery through high-quality yet specialized coursework, and the efficient and effective delivery of music teaching content matter. The practical degree program can be completed in three summers.
The MME degree is designed for practicing teachers who already have a Bachelor of Music or Bachelor of Music Education degree and a minimum of two years of teaching experience. More experienced teachers will also benefit from the program. Graduates can advance their careers and potentially find new teaching opportunities.
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.
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.
Students will find an immensely competitive but mutually supportive and personalized “family” atmosphere. 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.
AccreditationThe 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.