We believe that the best music educators are exemplary musicians who think critically about music teaching and learning. We aim to prepare reflective music educators and comprehensive musicians for leadership positions in diverse educational communities. At the core of our work is the belief that undergraduates learn to teach by teaching and that graduate students in music education rise to the top of the field through inquiry, musicianship, and scholarship.
We offer programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Music Education (BME) degree, the Master of Music (MM) and Master of Arts (MA) degrees in Music Education, and the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Music with a concentration in Music Education.
Studying Music Education at the University of Maryland offers students the advantages of a close-knit music education community within a comprehensive, nationally recognized school of music, set in the context of a Big Ten University and the surrounding Washington D.C. – Baltimore metropolitan area.