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