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Department of Music Education

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The Department of Music Education faculty are highly successful and visible leaders in all areas of music education. For over 60 years the department has been at the forefront in preparing successful music educators at every instructional level. The department's mission is to provide future music educators with the necessary knowledge, skills and insights for successful teaching and learning. The department offers degree programs of extraordinary quality and diversity. Our teacher certification curricula prepare musicians to be superior musician-teachers who make lasting impressions in the lives of young students. Our masters degree programs are designed for professional music educators. These programs interweave research and practice, allowing students to reflect on and apply knowledge and experiences from coursework to their professional teaching. Our PhD program is designed to prepare scholars, researchers, and leaders for positions in music teacher education, music education research, P-12 music teaching and leadership, and music education policy. The music education department is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) for Music Education.

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Regents appoint Melody Racine as interim dean of SMTD

Melody Racine, senior associate dean for academic, faculty, and student affairs at SMTD will step in as interim dean of the school, effective Aug. 16.     more

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Dean Dworkin's statement on proposed elimination of NEA and NEH

In a letter to all SMTD constituents, Aaron Dworkin lays out the importance of the NEA and NEH to our nation and to the future success of our students.  more

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Andrew McGuire with Sullivan High School Students (Chicago) in Germany
Making Music, Working on the Soul

Whether in local schools, arts organizations, or abroad, young people around the world are being taught by dedicated and creative pedagogues who have studied music education at SMTD.   more

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Always Inspirational, Forever Valiant: A Bicentennial Appreciation for the Performing Arts at Michigan

The University of Michigan Bicentennial marks 200 years of extraordinary research, education, and public service.  more

 

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"The Michigan music education department is committed to producing the finest music educators: creative, engaged, and prepared for the real-world demands of the classroom. Faculty members are preeminent researchers representing diverse fields of study, dedicated to supporting the interests of their undergraduate and graduate students."
David Wolff, MMus (Music Education with Certification) 2012

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