Master of Music Education

  • Total Credit Hours: 36
  • Degree Format: Traditional


Music is the art of combining vocal or instrumental sound to evoke emotion, produce beauty of form, or create harmony, melody or rhythm. Humans have been making music since the beginning of time, and music is present in some form in every culture and society around the world. The music department at Valdosta State University prepares students to have lifelong careers as musicians, music educators or professionals who work in the field of music.

The VSYOU Difference

The music department at Valdosta State has three programs of study for students interested it the discipline: music, music education and music performance. The department’s faculty members are active performers, conductors, scholars, clinicians and adjudicators throughout the region. The department offers a full range of instrumental and vocal performing ensembles, including the Valdosta Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Brass Ensemble, Blazin’ Brigade Marching Band, Concert Choir, Jazz Ensemble and Trombone Choir. Ensemble participation is a vital part of the training of the professional musician, and students are required to perform in an assigned principal ensemble each semester.

What You'll Learn

The Master of Music Education program is a good choice for students who want to teach band, choir or orchestra in a school setting. Students in the program gain hands-on experience teaching music to different age groups in a variety of settings. Students learn about curriculum development, lesson planning, and daily classroom and performance activities and gain knowledge in the areas of conducting, rehearsing, and wind, string and percussion instruments or voice performance. Students in the program also sharpen their solo performance skills. Upon successful completion of the degree program, graduates are certified to teach in the school system.


  • Accompanist
  • Acoustical Engineer
  • Arts Educator
  • Band Director
  • Band Leader
  • Chamber Musician
  • Choir Director
  • Church Music Director
  • Composer
  • Conductor
  • Disc Jockey
  • Instrument Designer
  • Lyricist
  • Music Critic
  • Music Director for Film/TV
  • Music Editor
  • Music Industry Lawyer
  • Music Instructor
  • Music Journalist
  • Music Librarian
  • Music Promoter
  • Music Publisher
  • Music Software Programmer
  • Music Store Manager
  • Music Store Owner
  • Music Therapist
  • Performer
  • Recording Engineer
  • Recording Mixer
  • Recording Technician
  • Secondary School Music Teacher
  • Sound Engineer
  • Sound Technician
  • Studio Musician
  • Voice Coach
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