Heidi Buhler 2020


Master of Music Education Admissions—Simple Steps

Congratulations on your interest in pursuing a Master of Music Education degree at Gordon. Here are some simple steps to get you started with the application process:

  • Visit the applicant portal

    What can you do in the applicant portal? Much more than just start your application! You can:

    • Book an appointment with a member of our admissions team (choose from phone, virtual or in person appointments)
    • Direct message with our admissions and advising team
    • Start an application (You can save your progress and come back to finish any time)
    • Submit an application!

    Applicant Portal

    On the log-in screen, choose "Sign Up for access as a new user."

  • Requirements for Master of Music Education Program Admission

    Application Deadline: Extended to May 1

    All of the following requirements can be submitted electronically via the applicant portal:

    • Letter of Introduction
    • Professional Resume
    • Two letters of recommendation (one personal reference, one professional reference
    • Three to Four page essay on applicant’s philosophy of teaching and importance of music education in school curriculum
    •  Official transcripts form undergraduate institution/s (and graduate institution/s if applicable)
    • Copy of teaching license/certificate (state issued)
    • 15–20 minute video recorded demonstration of teaching. Detailed instructions regarding the video submission are available in the applicant portal. Video privacy policy

    Applying is free—there is no cost to apply to the program.

    Applicant Portal

    You can start an application, save progress, and return to the portal any time.

December 1

Rolling admission begins, apply at any time until April 1, 2024

January 1

Acceptance notifications begin

May 1

Application Deadline extended for summer 2024 enrollment

June 3

Courses begin online; syllabi are distributed, and reading and listening assignments and online discussion are required for coursework prior to arrival on campus

Week of June 3

New Student Orientation Meeting will be held virtually via zoom on a weeknight, 7 – 8:30 pm, the exact night TBD based on all new students’ availability.  We will work to schedule the meeting around teachers’ conflicts.

June 24

Classes continue ON CAMPUS in the classroom
Monday, 8:15 am | Music Theory Diagnostic Exam
Monday, 12:00 pm | Welcome lunch reception for all MMED students, faculty, staff

July 8–12

Optional Workshop Week (choose from a variety of topics to earn elective credits)

July 15–26

Classes continue ON CAMPUS in the classroom

July 26

Last day of classes on campus
Lab Ensemble Concert (Band, Chorus, General Music), end of term social event

August 9

Final projects and online assessments/assignments due

Looking to take a course or workshop for professional development only?
You do not need to be enrolled in the Master of Music Education degree program to take advantage of a Gordon College music education. We welcome all music educators who wish to acquire new skills and perspectives. Individual graduate courses and workshops can be taken for graduate credit, PDPs, or audited for professional development.



We are here to help. Please contact Kristen Harrington, Program Coordinator, at or 978.867.4429.