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The School of Music provides a variety of majors to create a flexible and diverse curriculum that addresses the needs of students in the 21st century. The Master of Music degree offers major areas of emphasis in composition, collaborative piano, conducting, instrumental performance (woodwind, brass, string and percussion), musical theatre, music education, piano pedagogy, piano performance, vocal pedagogy, and vocal performance. 

The Master of Music in Music Education will help prepare students in the field of music education to develop a higher level of proficiency in understanding and utilization for instruction of specific philosophical, methodological, and educational concepts pertinent to the environment of the public school system. This major also allows individuals to pursue areas of special and related interest through elective studies. The University of Central Oklahoma is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

UCO's Master of Music may be completed online or on campus.

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Courses You'll Take

UCO students in this degree program are uniquely prepared and certified to teach vocal music at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. Faculty members are committed to providing challenging, hands-on, and inspirational studies in all areas of vocal/choral music, performance, and educational concepts. Features of the degree include individualized conducting experiences with campus choral ensembles, and student teaching with master teachers in the field. These transformative learning experiences prepare students for a successful and rewarding career as a vocal music educator.

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Scholarships & Tuition Waivers

The UCO College of Fine Arts and Design annually awards more than $150,000 in scholarships with more than 90 scholarship opportunities.  Our talented and ambitious students ensure that CFAD remains a center for excellence in the fine and performing arts. CFAD scholarships recognize the dedication displayed in the classroom, in performances, and in exhibitions, as well as help our students make their studies a primary focal point and not monetary stress.

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Career Opportunities

Music Education career opportunities include: 

  • Teaching
  • Research
  • Private Lessons

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