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Graduate Music


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.

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 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.

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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.


2020 Summer Workshop Registration is Now Open

Gordon College's signature summer professional development workshop week for music educators will take place:
July 13–17, 2020

Choose from 10 different topics and presenters, representing all music learning disciplines and ages of students. Earn graduate credit, and consider the option stay on campus in air-conditioned apartments.

Open to participation by any and all music educators, at any stage in their careers.

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Application Deadline Extension: 2020 Master of Music Education Program Admission

In response to COVID-19 virus causing unprecedented work and life changes, the application deadline for the summers-only Master of Music Education Program has been extended to May 15, 2020.

Application and Admissions requirements for the MMED program can be found here.

Questions about the application and admissions process can be directed to , Program Coordinator for Graduate Music Education.