Teacher Education Programs at Longy

Teach music like the world depends on it!

Culturally responsive teaching is not just a concept taught at Longy—it is the philosophical current that runs through our Teacher Education Programs. Longy is leading a sea of change in the music education field, training teachers who give students the tools to take ownership of their learning. And because students recognize authentic empowerment, culturally responsive teaching is present in everything we do.

Master of Music in Music Education IN-PERSON: This 10-month degree program fully leads you to your initial teaching license in Massachusetts public schools.

The program on Longy’s campus in the cultural hub of Boston, affords access to the full resources, opportunities, and community of the conservatory. Practicums include working with Pre-K–12 students in urban-based settings within Greater-Boston area public schools, Longy’s Sistema Side- by-Side program, and numerous community music programs and El Sistema-inspired sites state-wide. Leads to Pre-K–12 Music Teaching Licensure in Massachusetts and reciprocity with many states.

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Master of Music in Music Education ONLINE: This one- or two-year degree program (your choice!) can be completed without taking time off from your teaching career.

This degree is uniquely designed to integrate practices of social change in the music classroom. Graduates will be prepared to amplify the voices of students from all backgrounds, create and make music from diverse cultures, and approach music teaching from a holistic and equity-based perspective.

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Laptop Orchestra for Middle and High School Students
June 24 – 28, 2024
Teaching and Learning in Popular Music
July 8 – 12, 2024
Music Program Reboot: Growing Your Program from the Inside Out
July 22 – 26, 2024
Empowering Students: The Responsive K-6 General Music Teacher
July 8, 10, 12, 2024 (three days)
Summer at Longy (Online) – Culturally Responsive Teaching in General Music
June 23 – August 17

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