Master of Arts
Master of Arts
Adams State University’s online Music Education masters program furthers students’ musical and professional growth, enhances the success of the students they serve, and provides graduate course-work necessary for additional salary credit. Our mission works with the mission and goals of Adams State University and the Graduate School. The Master of Arts in Music Education will provide high quality courses that are rigorous, transferable at the graduate level, accessible to students in rural areas, and reasonably priced.
If there is space available, students not enrolled in the masters program may take course/s of interest upon permission.
MUED 504: Composition and Arranging (3 hours)
This course will provide instruction in music orchestration and arranging techniques pertinent to music educators. Students will apply these techniques to arrangements for voice and contemporary band/orchestral instruments and ensembles.
MUED 521: World Music and Culture (3 hours)
This course will provide the conceptual foundations necessary to explore and integrate music from around the world into the K-12 music curriculum. Through case study, critical writing, audio and video example, and individual research, students will investigate, experience, and synthesize the importance of music as it relates to different cultures, customs, religions, and history. Students will learn how music is correlated to everyday activities in a variety of societies.
MUED 523: Topics in Jazz and Rock (3 hours)
This course will examine the development and principle styles in jazz and rock music in the 20th and 21st centuries. The course will look at the important developments in both styles through musical, historical, and cultural lenses. The goal of this course is to go beyond a broad overview of these styles, with students doing in-depth listening to seminal albums in both jazz and rock.
The music faculty at Adams State were an outstanding source of insight, and I remain in touch with many of them to this day. I am so grateful to Adams State’s online masters program for providing me with an outstanding experience.
At Adams State, you are not a student. You are family. As a band director, husband, and father, your plate is full of responsibilities. Despite life’s everyday hustle and bustle, all of the professors are accommodating, thoughtful, and understanding.
The content is relevant and applicable to each individual’s situation and classroom, and the specific course-work projects are designed to help music educators achieve the next level of knowledge and experience.
I had two major requirements: an online Music Education program, and accreditation by NASM, which ensured the quality of the program. The music education courses were stimulating, relevant, and dare I say it…fun!
The Adams State Music Department has carefully crafted and refined an online option that is incredibly accessible and practical for working music teachers. The well-balanced curriculum focuses on personal growth and preparation for diverse teaching situations. Prospective students will find that the professors are incredibly kind, knowledgeable, and accessible
I’m so grateful to the faculty and staff at Adams State University’s Music Department for all the tireless work and masterful instruction. I thoroughly loved every minute I spent working toward my Master of Arts in Music Education – I can honestly say that I learned more about teaching music than I ever thought I could.