Graduate Programs in Music Education
The University of St. Thomas’ Graduate Programs in Music Education are designed to raise the standard of music teaching in the United States. These programs are designed for teachers by teachers in order to serve professional music educators who wish to strengthen their classroom teaching effectiveness by combining theoretical and applied study at a graduate level. Internationally recognized educators and musicians – many of whom teach in elementary and secondary schools – serve as faculty for our programs.
Our work encourages a continual process of music education reform. We seek to develop music educators into leaders and catalysts for change through collaborative educational programs and research that responds to the complex learning needs of individuals and organizations.
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Summer Tuition and Billing
Summer tuition and fee charges begin posting to student accounts in mid-May. The first summer e-bill will be generated in late May, and the first payment due date will be mid-June. For questions about billing, please contact the Business Office at (651) 962-6600 or BusOffice@stthomas.edu.
Earn your master's degree or doctorate through Graduate Programs in Music Education. Our distinctive degree programs combine theory and practice. You’ll hone your musical artistry, teaching style and research skills through curated courses taught by nationally recognized practitioners. Designed for teachers by teachers, our offerings include:
Certificate and Non-Degree Programs
Our certificate and non-degree programs are focused on equipping you with a diverse array of skills and knowledge to keep up with changes in the field of music education. They are designed with industry-recognized standards and continuing education requirements in mind.
Raise the bar
Summer 2024 Course Offerings
Experience inspired teaching and work closely with internationally recognized faculty this summer. You'll collaborate in creating music and movement, deepen your understanding of educational philosophies to reach all learners and energize your teaching.
Explore the summer course catalog.
Find Your Rhythm
Our programs are built on community and collaboration. You'll learn, grow and make music alongside faculty and your fellow students.
Life as a Student
Our programs are designed for working music teachers who wish to pursue graduate study without interrupting their professional lives. All courses required for the degree are available during the summer term in an interlocking arrangement of day and evening courses.
Dr. Matthew George
Dr. Shersten Johnson
Dr. Bruce Gleason
Phebe Mingui Yeo '13
From the class of 2013, Phoebe earned her M.A. with a concentration in piano pedagogy. She’s a piano instructor and accompanist and owns a piano studio in Singapore.
Adrian Davis '17
In 2013, Adrian assumed the duties and responsibilities of establishing a music department at Roosevelt High School. He was a quarterfinalist for Grammy Music Educator of the Year in 2014 and 2016 and was featured on MPR in January 2014 for excellence in music education.
Dr. Charles Weise '03, '19
A dual alum (B.A.03’ and EdD ’19) Chuck teaches at South View Middle School in Edina, MN and conducts the Minnesota Junior Winds Symphonic Wind Ensemble.