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M.A.T. Program in Applied Music and Music Teaching

The combined Master's Degree in Applied Music and Music Teaching offers students who have already earned a bachelor's degree and developed a professional level of performance ability the opportunity to continue serious study in music while simultaneously developing teaching options. The Program is designed to prepare students for the K-12 certification required for full- or part-time public school careers. Students are supervised in their fieldwork and student teaching by faculty members in the Department of Music. Counseling is provided by the Graduate Advisers or Coordinators of the Department of Music and/or the School of Education.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to the program, candidates must meet the following requirements:

  • Have earned a bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution.
  • Demonstrate the ability to successfully pursue graduate study. Above-average academic achievement in general and music courses is required.
  • Demonstrate, by audition, a professional level of performing ability. Auditions may be arranged by calling the Music Department at 718-960-8247.
  • Have taken the following undergraduate courses or their equivalents: Music Theory (12 credits); Form and Analysis (including symphony and concerto) (3 credits); and at least 12 credits in Music History. Deficiencies must be made up for no credit toward the M.A.T.
  • Demonstrate, by examination, proficiency in music theory and history.
  • If conditionally admitted, make up not more than 12 credits of specified undergraduate coursework, finishing in no more than three consecutive semesters.

Degree Requirements

The program requires a minimum of 39-42 credits, including 18 credits in Music and 21-24 credits in Education, as follows:

* For students admitted in or after Fall 2011

** Effective Spring 2013

Last modified: 3/10/2015