The new Master of Music in Music Education (MM/ME) program will launch on Longy’s main campus in 2020. Unlike traditional Music Ed. programs, the MM/ME is just one year and includes preparation leading to Pre-K-12 Music Teaching Licensure for Massachusetts public schools in addition to a graduate degree.
The MM/ME builds on the first, one-year accredited degree program in the U.S., our Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) program in Los Angeles, CA. Both are inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan program that is changing the lives of children in underserved communities through intensive music instruction.
MM/ME candidates will gain immediate experience, working with at-risk and underserved youth in Greater Boston-area public schools and numerous El Sistema-inspired sites across the state. They will also have access to the full resources of the conservatory campus, with studio lessons, performance, ensemble, and composition opportunities, in a music scene rich in both tradition and experimentation.
Normal Program Length and Credits: 1 year, 40 credit hours required for graduation.