CCM is now accepting applications for a three-summer master's in music education program

Designed for teachers who want to remain active in the classroom while continuing their education

The University of Cincinnati's nationally ranked and internationally renowned College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) is now accepting applications for its Master of Music in Music Education. The degree program is specifically designed for music teachers who want to remain active in the classroom while continuing their education. This practical, in-person degree program can be completed in three summers and provides a high-quality, individualized curriculum for all music teachers.

CCM faculty member Eva Floyd instruct a classroom of young music students.

Core music education course work focuses on the development of music mastery and advanced pedagogy. Students have the opportunity to refresh their piano skills, study conducting, or advance their performance techniques through applied study.

The program also features enrichment opportunities unique to the summer curriculum, including Orff-Schulwerk certifications for music teachers and study-abroad experiences when COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.

Each summer course load consists of a five-week term with schedules that provide free time in the afternoon to study, practice and maintain personal or professional commitments.

MME Program Snapshot
Core Music Education
Core Music Studies Specialized Electives Capstone Project or Exam

Curriculum and Assessment

Sociology and Psychology

History and Philosophy

Intro to Scholarship (Research)

Theory Fundamentals (Piano-Based)

Graduate Musicianship

Intro to Ethnomusicology

School Music Literature

Ensembles or Applied Lessons

Choral Music


Classroom Music (K-12)

Instrumental (Band, Orchestra, Jazz)

Musical Theatre



Technology for Music Teaching

Urban Music Education

Curriculum Design Project or Comprehensive Exam

Oral Exam

How To Apply

Apply by May 1 in order to enroll in the Summer 2021 semester of CCM’s Master’s in Music Education program; courses begin in June.

For application information, please contact CCM Admissions at 513-556- 9478 or email Apply online at

For more information about the new graduate program, contact CCM Music Education Division Head Ann Porter at 513-556-9527 or email

About CCM's Division of Music Education

CCM's Division of Music Education offers formal programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Music (BM) in Music Education, Master of Music (MM) in Music Education and Master of Music Education (MME).

Drawing upon widely varied institutional and community resources, these programs integrate the high quality of music training and experience available in a conservatory environment with a strong program of pedagogical preparation.

Graduates of these programs enjoy a 100% placement rate, most often as school music teachers, community arts personnel, church musicians, faculty members at colleges and universities, and students in advanced programs of study. Visit CCM's website to learn more.

Additional Contacts

Rebecca Butts | Assistant Public Information Officer | UC College-Conservatory of Music

| 513-556-2675