Become a Next-Generation Music Educator

Hybrid Summer Master of Arts in Music and Music Education

Advance your knowledge to further your career, inspire the next generation of students, and create a new future for music education.

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Transform Music Education


The Hybrid Summer Master of Arts in Music and Music Education (M.A. M&ME) at Teachers College, Columbia University, offers you an intellectually rigorous and creatively engaging education that prepares you for the challenges and rewards of teaching music in the 21st century.

These are exciting times for music educators. New voices, ideas, and technologies are giving rise to widespread cultural transformation, and music is playing a pivotal role in this sea change. Current generations are reinventing the way music is produced and consumed, and today’s educators are transforming the way music is taught.

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Why Teachers College?


Online Flexibility with Summers in NYC

Get the best of both worlds and complete your degree in two years while continuing to work.

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Distinguished Faculty

Learn from and interact with leaders in the field at the world-renowned Teachers College.

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Holistic Admission

With no GRE or GPA requirements, our admission process considers the whole person.

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More Program Highlights


  • You learn from and interact with distinguished faculty, who are internationally-renowned leaders in music education, widely-published scholars, and passionate educators and advocates.
  • Our cutting-edge curriculum includes fieldwork, ensemble experiences, and classroom training, equipping you with the knowledge, skills, and confidence needed to excel in 21st century educational settings.
  • We support your personal career goals through a student-centered approach to learning that includes opportunities to take Teachers College courses outside the Music Education program.
  • Our engaging online learning platform fosters lively conversation and interaction with peers and faculty members, and enhances your technological skills.
  • You experience two exhilarating four-week Summer Residencies that offer robust learning experiences; weekly lunches with faculty and peers; and field trips to landmark institutions, as well as to venues off the beaten path.
  • Upon graduation, you join Teachers College’s network of 90,000 global alumni and share in the collective passion, intellect and drive of Columbia University’s broader network of leaders, creators, and change-makers.

Our Students


The Hybrid Summer M.A. is geared toward music teachers around the world who work in private, public, charter, and international schools, as well as studio and community settings. They seek to earn a valuable credential from a top program while continuing to teach. Students are intellectually curious and eager to develop their pedagogical skills to become better teachers, advance their careers, and become agents of change in music education.

“The people you meet here are similarly ambitious about music and education as you are …. It’s amazing.”
—JuanCarlos Rivero ‘17, Hybrid Summer M.A. M&ME, Teachers College, Columbia University