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.
February 28–March 2, 2019
Conference attendees may earn one graduate credit for conference participation through Gordon College. 12 contact hours of attendance and written summary reflection required. Special discounted tuition rate of $300 for one credit. Learn more ➔
July 15–19, 2019
Choose from eight different workshop topics and nationally recognized clinicians. Workshop programming is open to any and all music educators at any stage in their career. Registration options include the opportunity to earn graduate credit. Air-conditioned on campus housing is available. Learn more ➔
Apply by April 1, 2019 to begin your studies this summer. Learn more ➔
“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).