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Non-Degree Courses

Non-Degree Courses

Most graduate music education courses at St. Thomas are open to students who have not been admitted to the Master of Arts in Music Education (MAME) program. The nondegree enrollment option is designed for students who want to try graduate coursework before enrolling in the master's program or for students interested in educational study leading to academic credit and a university transcript. Up to six credits may be applied toward the M.A. degree, provided that the coursework is applicable to one of the degree concentrations.

Over fifty courses and workshops are offered year-round to facilitate life-long learning opportunities for music education practitioners. Subjects include diverse topics such as African Music Ensemble, technology, handmade instruments, guitar pedagogy, lap dulcimer and autoharp, Irish music, interdisciplinary/ multicultural approaches to composition, dances from around the world, early childhood music, developing the child voice, studio recording, and more. To learn more about upcoming courses, please visit our Graduate Course Offerings page.

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Life as a Student

People of all walks of life come to St. Thomas to study music for the faculty expertise, the community and for the reward.