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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.

25 miles from Boston sign

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.


Winter Workshop Sessions 2020

Gordon College is pleased to offer two Friday-Saturday professional development workshop weekends for music educators this winter, 2020.

Weekend Session I

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 6:40–9:30 p.m.
Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

Topics and Clinicians

Active Music Making and the English Language Learner
Clinicians: Kathryn Phillipson and Susie Petrov

Mixed Choir: Breaking Barriers to Sucess at All Levels
Clinician: Colleen Thompson

Weekend Session 2

Friday, January 31, 2020 | 4:30–8:30 p.m. (dinner provided)
Saturday, February 1, 2020 | 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. (lunch provided)

Topics and Clinicians

Navigating Access and Accommodation for Diverse Learners in the Music Classroom
Clinician: Eve Montague

Teaching and Learning with Technology in the Music Classroom
Clinician: Sean Hagon

Cultivating Artistry on the Podium: Promoting Collaborative Music Making When Conducting Instrumentalists
Clinician: Dr. Benjamin Klemme