Music Education, Vocal
Master's Emphasis

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The Department of Music offers a Master of Music degree, with a variety of emphasis areas, including performance, conducting, and music education. Within the area of music education, students may select a vocal emphasis. This degree is designed to prepare individuals for professional advancement or for entry into further study at the doctoral level.

Awards for full-time graduate assistantships are available on a competitive basis. Recipients of these positions will take active leadership roles in the department's ensembles, teaching and accompanying private lessons, and/or serving as an assistant to the ensemble director.

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  • About Master's Program
  • Career Options
  • Admission Requirements

This degree provides a comprehensive overview of current teaching methods and theory in music education. Your program of study will be individualized through the use of electives, enabling you to explore topics that are relevant to your area of expertise. You can even continue to work while you study by completing several courses online, including Music History, Educational Foundations, Psychology of Music, or flexible Directed Study.

Program highlights include:

  • Flexibility: With your advisor’s help, you can tailor your coursework to fit your career goals. Choose from numerous graduate courses across the campus to establish a theoretical and practical foundation for a variety of education settings. 
  • Accessible Professors: Faculty not only know your name, they know you. Their flexible work schedules make it possible for you to get acquainted. They will be your instructors, conductors, specialists, consultants, and much more. 
  • Community: Enjoy the tight-knit and supportive sense of community with your peers, professors, and community members—which extends beyond graduation.
  • Music Educator, (PreK-College)
  • Preparation for pursuing a doctoral degree or other advanced training

Requirements for full admission into this degree program:

  • Meet Pittsburg State University Entrance Requirements (see below)
  • Interview 
  • Complete Diagnostic Exams in Music Theory and Music History

About Music Department

The Department of Music at Pittsburg State University is an accredited member of NASM, the National Association of Schools of Music.

Our department averages 100 music majors and 40 minors, and 200 non-music majors per semester, and is staffed by 13 full-time and 9 part-time faculty members. Please explore our website for complete information concerning our programs, degrees, faculty, scholarship auditions, upcoming performances, and other areas of interest.

Locate the Music Department in McCray Hall using Google Maps or the PSU Campus Map

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