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Summer Graduate Music Courses

The "2+2" Master of Music in Music Education Degree at Crane

The Master of Music in Music Education degree may be completed in as little as two summers with as few as two additional online courses (2+2). Summer courses are taught by Crane faculty. Graduate Music Admissions information can be found on this webpage. The summer admissions deadline is May 1st. (For those who wish to attend during the fall and spring semesters, the degree can also be completed in one academic year.)

Over the course of two summers, students will have the opportunity to take electives in three main areas: music technology, creativity, and global music. This is in addition to required coursework in music education, music history, and music theory, and still leaves opportunities for students to take additional electives in music education or other subjects. The entire degree plan for the degree can be found here.

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Main Summer Session Courses

Our main summer 2022 courses will return to in-person instruction, from Monday, June 27 - Friday, August 5, 2022. Students should take four courses from the following as noted.

Five Week Session (Monday June 27 - Thursday, July 28, 2022)
Classes meet four days a week (Monday-Thursday, except for the week of July 4, when they will run Tuesday-Friday).
Each classes meets for 2 hours/day.

Both first and second year students take:

MUCE 608: Curriculum Development in the School Music Program
Instructor: Dr. Mark Campbell

Two Sections: 8am section and 10:30am section
Examination of the systematic process of program development. Focus upon the development of general goals, program objectives, and instructional objectives, as well as the design and sequence of musical experiences and materials. Final project involves the development of a program for a specific course of study; school music teachers are encouraged to gear projects toward their own specific teaching situations.


Music Theory course (details TBA)
Two Sections: 8am section and 10:30am section
Fulfills the degree's music theory requirement.


First year students take:

MUCH 611: Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
Instructor: Dr. Judy Lewis
All first-year summer students take this survey of bibliographic and resource materials in music, education, and music education. 


Second year students take:

MUCE 523: Advanced Issues in Music Education
Instructor: Dr. Mark Campbell
Topic TBA


One Week Session (Monday August 1 - August 5, 2022)
Both first and second year students take:
MUCP 695 Creativity & Problem Solving in Ensemble Settings
Instructor: Dr. Andrea Maas

Class meet all five days of the week, 8am - 5pm


Other Summer Courses

Summer Session I: Thursday, May 26 - Thursday, June 30, 2022 (tentative)

Online: MUCE 595: Peace Building Through Music Education
Instructor: Dr. Caron Collins

This course is designed for current practicing music teachers and music education students interested in exploring, discussing, and designing impactful music-making experiences for developing peace building and resolving conflict in our communities or schools.
In this course, students will explore and discuss current conflicts in our society, collaborative music practices that address diversity and inclusion, and various ways to promote community, democracy, and social responsibility; evaluate the effectiveness of these peace-building practices in transforming conflict; and design a peace-building music program, course, or project for a community or school.