Music Education (M.A.) - Conducting

Music Education (M.A.) - Conducting

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

This program is a non-licensure program. Refer to

Foundational Studies in Music Education
MUSC 510Foundations of Music Education3
MUSC 524Analytical Techniques 13
MUSC 531Bibliography and Research in Music Education3
Total Hours9

Students must successfully complete the Graduate Music Theory Assessment or enroll in and successfully complete MUSC 522 Introduction to Music Theory (3 c.h.) as a prerequisite to MUSC 524 Analytical Techniques (3 c.h.)

Conducting Concentration
MUSC 515Graduate Conducting 13
MUSC 516Advanced Graduate Conducting3
MUSC 550Applied Music3
MUSC 550Applied Music3
MUSC 560Ensemble Pedagogy1
MUSC 560Ensemble Pedagogy1
MUSC 589Graduate Ensemble1
MUSC 675Entrepreneurism in Music3
Total Hours18

Students must successfully complete the Graduate Conducting Assessment or enroll in and successfully complete MUSC 514 Basic Conducting (3 c.h.) as a prerequisite to MUSC 515 Graduate Conducting (3 c.h.).

Music Education Studies Courses
MUSC 620Music in America3
MUSC 640History and Philosophy of Music Education in America3
MUSC 670Principles of Curricula and Pedagogy for Music Education3
Total Hours9
Research Studies Courses
MUSC 689Masters Thesis Proposal & Research3
MUSC 692Graduate Music Comprehensive Exam0
Choose one of the following:0
Music Education Curriculum Project 1
Thesis 1
Lecture Performance Recital 1,2
Total Hours3

Any student who will not be able to complete and defend his/her thesis, curriculum project or lecture recital in the course of a single semester may be required to repeat MUSC 689 Masters Thesis Proposal & Research (3 c.h.) each semester until deemed ready for enrollment in MUSC 687 Music Education Curriculum Project (3 c.h.), MUSC 690 Thesis (3 c.h.), or MUSC 691 Lecture Performance Recital (3 c.h.)


Recommended for students in the Conducting Concentration or the Performance Concentration

All Applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 39 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident Format

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