Master of Music Degree
The Kansas State University Music Department is excited to offer graduate-level courses during the Summer as part of the Master of Music degree with an emphasis in Music Education. These classes are designed to appeal to music educators at all levels who wish to improve their knowledge in a variety of skills, techniques and concepts while earning their masters degree. K-State is dedicated to Music Education in a hands-on, practical way. Therefore, this program is designed with a hybrid approach consisting of online course work with an intensive one-week session on the K-State campus.
The Kansas State University’s hybrid online summer graduate program in music is designed to furnish specialized training in those fundamental and practical areas needed by all music educators. We provide much of the instruction online to facilitate the busy schedules of music educators, but also provide a one-week residency to work directly with the world renowned faculty.
We are dedicated to providing educational opportunities and resources toward the betterment of our public school music programs and their instructors. We also believe in providing multiple options and opportunities for educators “in the field” to complete their advanced degree in a manner which is best suited to the individual. Emphasis is placed on the personal growth and development of the student toward individual goals, as well as on applicability, practicality, flexibility, and accessibility. The program is large enough to provide ample variety, yet small enough to allow personal attention to each student, and summer graduate curriculum is taught by K-State music faculty that are acknowledged authorities in their areas of study. The established curriculum for the masters degree is a 32 credit program which contains a certain level of flexibility between degree-seeking students.
The mission of Music at Kansas State University is to nurture the artistic, educational, scholarly, and creative development of students pursuing studies in music, to enhance liberal education of all students by offering performance and academic courses to the university community, to contribute to the greater musical community through research, creative, and educational activities, and to provide an environment that encourages the professional development of faculty. In fulfilling this mission, we are dedicated to upholding a standard of excellence in all endeavors, attracting the best students, hiring and retaining the most qualified faculty, and taking an active role in the intellectual life of the university, the state and the nation.
- Instrumental Conducting focus: Dr. Frank Tracz
- Vocal Conducting focus: Dr. Julie Yu
- Elementary/General focus: Dr. Ruth Gurgel
- Graduate Program Director: Dr. Fred Burrack
For more than 60 years, all Music degree programs at Kansas State University have been fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).