Using a research-based, practice-driven and community-supported approach, Gordon's graduate music education program is transforming music teaching and learning. Master's, post-baccalaureate and continuing education options offer an exceptional foundation for new teachers and the tools for experienced teachers to thrive in K–12 choral, instrumental and general music classroom and ensemble settings.
Nationally recognized leaders in music teaching and learning
Graduate music faculty and visiting workshop clinicians are nationally recognized educators and researchers, with years of experience teaching in elementary and secondary music classroom settings.
Improving musicianship through practical engagement
Across all graduate music programming, learning reflects the experiences of the students in your own classrooms, with active hands-on engagement with playing instruments, singing, dancing, moving, and creating with colleagues and peers.
Inspiring learning environment; convenient location
Just 25 miles north of Boston and three miles from the ocean, Gordon’s 480-acre campus and state-of-the-art facilities—including a breathtaking recital hall and music technology innovation lab—offer an inspiring backdrop for learning, creating and performing.
Clinician: Betsy Greene
Experience classroom-ready activities for use in-person and/or remote learning which follows the eight-part workout from First Steps in Music with the Orff approach while gaining a better understanding of how to integrate those two approaches. Learn how to lesson plan using First Steps in Music with Orff Shulwerk and to develop your own integrated activities to use in your teaching. Prior First Steps in Music and/or Orff Shulwerk experience and access to Orff instruments are not required. This course is applicable to elementary classroom music educators.
Online Course Schedule
Tuesdays, 6:00–8:00 p.m. (class meets live via zoom)
March 30; April 6, 13, 27
No class on April 20 during Massachusetts school vacation week.
Class meets live via Zoom on 4 Tuesday evenings; asynchronous content and self-paced digital engagement are provided using CANVAS, Gordon College's digital learning management system.
Complete workshop program description, clinicians' bios, and registration information can be found here.
“Gordon has given me the tools to encourage even my youngest students to create and improvise, building their confidence far beyond just learning about music.”
Ben Glaser, M.M.Ed. ’17
K–5 General Music Teacher, Revere, MA
“Gordon puts me at the center of what is evolving nationally in the field of music education. Exploring current research helps me connect methodologies and assessment techniques to meet my students’ needs.”
Brian Freed, M.M.Ed. ’17
Middle School General Music and Middle/High School Chorus Teacher, Epping, NH
“The joy of gathering each day as a professional music community in peer-led ensembles has been invaluable to my growth as an educator and performer.”
Alison Yankowskas, M.M.Ed. ’16
Elementary General Music, Strings, and Chorus Teacher, Sandown, NH
Gordon College is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).