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Hybrid Summer Master of Arts in Music and Music Education

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a Unique Experience


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Earn your M.A. from a top university with one of the world’s best graduate programs in music education. The Hybrid Summer Master of Arts in Music and Music Education (M.A. M&ME) at Teachers College, Columbia University, prepares music teachers for the challenges and rewards of teaching music in the 21st century.

The flexible hybrid learning format of our master’s program gives you the best of both worlds: online coursework during the academic year and two immersive Summer Residencies in New York City—one of the world’s premier cultural hubs. Students thrive with our intellectually rigorous and creatively engaging education.

Being in a program with other accomplished music educators was one of the highlights of my experience. I got so much out of developing professionally, side-by-side with colleagues from across the country who had different experiences and perspectives. Together, we got to dive into philosophy and theory, expand our skills, and open our minds to new ideas. Then in the fall, we could immediately put theory into practice in our own classrooms.

—Andrea Maas, Hybrid Summer M.A. M&ME, Teachers College, Columbia University

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Join a Legacy

  • You learn from and interact with distinguished faculty, who are 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.

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The Hybrid Summer M.A. is geared toward music teachers with global perspectives who work in public, private, charter, studio, community, and international educational 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.

Students must be permanent residents or citizens of the United States. International students are encouraged to explore alternative programs that align with their academic goals.

About Teachers College, Columbia University

Teachers College, Columbia University is one of the world’s great centers of learning and research for graduate students in the fields of education, health, psychology and leadership. As the first and largest graduate school of education in the United States, TC is perennially ranked among the nation’s best.

We offer more than 100 academic programs that prepare dedicated public service professionals; work with local, national and global communities; and inform public policy to create a smarter, healthier, and more equitable and peaceful world.

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