Boston University Launches Two Distance Education Graduate Programs for Working Music Educators around the World

in Arts, College of Fine Arts, News Releases
October 13th, 2005

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(Boston) — Boston University’s School of Music in the College of Fine Arts is pleased to announce the launch of two new distance education programs: the Master of Music in Music Education and the Doctor of Musical Arts in Music Education. These online degree programs are designed to meet the needs of working music educators around the world.

“We are so very pleased that we can now offer Boston University’s time-honored music education curriculum to music educators worldwide,” says Professor Andre de Quadros, Ph.D., director of the Boston University School of Music. “We believe that this will be a revolutionary experience in music education, allowing students, even from a distance, to immerse themselves in the rich intellectual life of Boston University. We are excited to involve students from a wide range of musical influences to interact in an environment of learning and encouragement.”

Graduate degrees in music education provide a wide variety of career advancement opportunities for music educators. A master’s degree can increase the salaries of music educators and assist with gaining further credentials. Earning a doctorate is frequently required for music educators interested in teaching at institutions of higher education.

Both the master’s and the doctoral programs are designed to be completed efficiently so that working professionals can continue achieving their personal and career goals. Students in the Master’s in Music Education program can complete coursework in 16 months, while Doctoral students can finish coursework in just 24 months.

Doctoral students will be required to meet with their instructors once during the program. This represents not only a culminating academic experience, but also an opportunity for students to experience the tradition and culture of the Boston University College of Fine Arts and School of Music firsthand and to meet their faculty and peers in person.

Boston University’s world-renowned School of Music is the oldest degree-granting music education institution in the United States. Founded in 1872, BU’s graduate and doctoral programs prepare students for career advancement opportunities in music education. In 1967, the School of Music co-sponsored the Tanglewood Symposium, which was influential in transforming American music education.

Boston University’s knowledgeable Enrollment Team includes Christopher Sauter, Maggie Witherill, Marius Mapp, and Terry Patten. You can request more information from our Enrollment Advisors by filling out the information request form at or by calling 1-866-347-6876.

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