The Department of Music and the Music Education Department at the Eastman School of Music offer an option that allows a limited number of undergraduates to get an early start on a Master of Arts degree in Music Education at Eastman. The program normally takes 5 1/2 or 6 years to complete. Along with the Master's degree, students also receive initial certification in teaching music in New York State public school system. Students interested in the program should consult Josef Hanson in their first year at the University, since a detailed program of study needs to be carried out. Students apply for the MA degree during the second semester of the junior year. Details are available from the Music Education Department at the Eastman School at (585) 274-1540.
BA Requirements: Complete required theory, history, musicianship and keyboard skills, and performance requirements (studio lessons and ensembles) of one of the BA music tracks. Entrance audition/interview at ESM required as part of admission to MA.
BA Requirements: Complete required theory, history, musicianship and keyboard skills, and performance requirements (studio instruction and ensembles) of one BA music tracks; must include a World Musics (MUR 121 or 6MHS 281 or 282) course. The student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in required courses. An entrance audition/interview at ESM is required as part of admission to the MA.