Master of Arts
Master of Arts
The Adams State Music Department is proudly accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Graduate students can earn their Master in Art in Music Education in as little as two years, 100 percent online. Candidates also have the option to spend the first year on campus and complete an area of concentration in performance, conducting, or composition. A MA in music education assists current professionals in the field with an increase in salary and the ability to better lead their students in performance. The relevant curriculum is designed to be used in your own classroom. With outstanding Adams State music professors, who are committed to personal interaction with learners, small class sizes and a diverse cohort of professionals, graduates in this program have every advantage for success. Affordable tuition also allows students the ability to earn their advanced degree with reasonable investment.
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.