Master of Music Education Admissions—Simple Steps

Congratulations on your interest in pursuing a Masters of Music Education degree at Gordon. Here are some simple steps to get you started with the application process:

1. The Application for Admission with a complete list of requirements can be found on the right hand side of this page under "Downloads." This electronic application is designed so applicants can type data directly into the required fields. You may also choose to print and complete by hand.

Applications and all supporting materials should be mailed to:

Gordon College
255 Grapevine Road
Wenham, MA 01984

We do not require all supporting materials to be mailed in one envelope. We encourage you to mail materials separately as soon as they are available.

2. A 15–20 minute video demonstration of your teaching is required for admission. Video recordings may be submitted online via, an online platform used by hundreds of colleges, universities, and performing arts organizations, for the submission of digital audition recordings.

Please review the video recording submission guidelines in the downloads section on the right hand side of this page. When you are ready to submit your recording, you may visit Gordon College's Acceptd page by clicking the icon below:

Minimum Requirements To Consider:

  • Initial license in music (only required for those applicants who wish to pursue Professional Licensure in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education)
  • Undergraduate degree in music education (minimum 2.85 GPA)
  • At least one year of teaching experience

** For those prospective students who did not major in music education as an undergraduate, or may not already have their initial license, you are encouraged to still apply to begin your master's studies. The Graduate Music faculty and staff at Gordon will advise you on any steps you may need to take in order to satisfy program admission requirements, or state licensure requirements.

Your acceptance to the program will be determined following a careful review of your application materials. You are encouraged to attend one of our information sessions or to arrange an informal interview with Dr. Sandra Doneski, Director of Graduate Music Education, who will advise and support you as you work to realize your professional goals. Please contact Kristen Harrington, Program Coordinator, to arrange for an appointment.

or 978.867.4429

If you do not meet the minimum requirements for admission or your admissions materials are incomplete, you may be granted provisional status and take up to nine (9) hours of courses. After completing no more than nine (9) hours, you are expected to have matriculated by meeting all of the admissions requirements.

2015–2016 TIMELINE

January 1 Rolling admission begins, apply at any time until April 1, 2016
March 1 Acceptance notifications begin
April 1 Deadline for applying for summer 2016
June 6 Courses begin online; syllabi distributed, reading and listening assignments and online discussion required for coursework prior to arrival on campus
June 26 New Student Orientation and Music Theory Diagnostic Exam
June 27 Classes continue ON CAMPUS in the classroom
July 11–15 Optional Workshop Week (earn elective credits)
July 29 Last day of classes on campus
August 1 Comprehensive Exams (for third year students)
August 12 Final projects due


Looking to take a course or workshop for professional development only?

You do not need to be enrolled in the Masters of Music Education degree program to take advantage of a Gordon College music education. We welcome all music educators who wish to acquire new skills and perspectives. Individual graduate courses and workshops can be taken for graduate credit, PDPs, or audited for professional development.




We are here to help. Please contact Kristen Harrington, Program Coordinator, at or 978.867.4429.



Application for Admission (PDF)
Includes a complete list of requirements for admission. Data can be typed directly into the fields.

Information and instructions for the online submission of the teaching demonstration video.

Conducting Seminar Application (PDF)
Required only if you wish to waive first year Techniques of Conducting requirement.