MM in Music Education

The master's of music in music education concentration allows students to enhance teaching skills, undertake advanced research, statistical and writing projects, bring performance skills to a higher level, and gain greater personal insight into the field of music education.

The concentration also provides music educators with an increased understanding of the aesthetics of music coupled with a comprehensive knowledge of the historical, theoretical, and philosophical foundations upon which the profession is based. In addition to developing pedagogical skills, graduate students in music education also increase their abilities in performance and are able to incorporate contemporary methodologies and technology into current education settings.

Please note: GREs are not required for admission into this program. Licensure is not part of this MM degree. If seeking licensure, please contact Tom Fallace (fallacet@wpunj.edu) in the College of Education and ask about the MAT (Master of Arts in Teaching) with music concentration.

View requirements and course descriptions in the University Course Catalog
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Application Deadline

August 1st: Fall semester
December 1st: Spring semester
*Applications received after the deadline will be reviewed on a space availability basis

*International students are advised to apply by:
April 1st: Fall (September intake)
November 1st: Spring (January intake)

Contact Us

Professor Carol Frierson-Campbell
Program Coordinator, Department of Music
friersoncampbellc@wpunj.edu
973-720-3639

Dr. Anton Vishio
Graduate Program Director, Department of Music
vishioa@wpunj.edu
973-720-3935

Admission Requirements

In addition to the University's admission requirements:

  • Undergraduate music degree or equivalent (cumulative grade-point average of 2.75 on a scale of 4.0)
  • Master of music applicants must be accepted by both the University and the Department of Music. Specific Department of Music requirements include:
  • Completed SlideRoom application
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Audition: Applicants must complete an audition in music performance, music teaching, or conducting:
  • Schedule classical performance auditions with the Music Admissions office
  • Submit jazz performance auditions via electronic recording through SlideRoom
  • Submit video-recorded music teaching and conducting auditions via SlideRoom
  • Complete requirements may be seen on our website: wpunj.edu/music

*Classical performers, please follow the music education concentration audition requirements.

*Jazz performers, please follow the jazz concentration audition requirements.