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F. Ludwig Diehn School of Music Master of Music Education Degree and Graduate Certificate in Music Performance

Master of Music Education, M.M.E

The Master of Music Education degree is designed to stress the development of advanced knowledge of broad-based principles and practices in music and music education for application in the public or private school, private studio, or higher education setting. A minimum of 34 semester hours of course work is required to complete the degree, with the hours distributed according to the area of concentration. The required courses for Virginia Department of Education educator licensure are not included with this degree.

Not sure which Concentration to choose below?

No problem. Students may begin specific work on a Concentration right away. However, a Concentration does not have to be declared to be accepted to the MME program until 12 credits have been completed toward the degree.


* All concentrations are comprised of 34 credit hours

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See the MME Admissions page for more information and to apply!

Graduate Certificate in Music Performance

12 credit hours

The Graduate Certificate in Music Performance is designed to strengthen the performance skills of musicians and music educators. Students will gain knowledge advanced applied music (i.e., individual graduate level applied performance level lessons) and music pedagogy specific to their musical area of study. Certificate completers will be trained and able to provide a high level of performance and perform music at the levels expected of the professional musician. See the admission information page for additional details.

Program Requirements

Total Number of Credit Hours: 12 credits

Required Core Courses: 6 credit hours

MUSA 651 Advanced Applied Music (3 credits)

MUSA 652 Advanced Applied Music (3 credits)

Restricted Electives: 6 credits

MUSC 614 Workshop in Instrumental Music (1 credit)

MUSC 615 Workshop in Vocal Music (1 credit)

MUSC 680 Ensemble (1 credit)

MUSC 692 Portfolio (3 credits)

MUSC 695 Topics in Music (1-3 credits)

MUSC 696 Topics in Music (1-3 credits)

MUSC 697 Independent Study in Music (1-3 credits)

Additional courses are available upon advising. Contact Graduate Program Director Dr. Douglas T. Owens for additional information.

Virginia Symphony Orchestra African American Fellowship Program

The Virginia Symphony Orchestra's African American Fellowship Program for up to 4 early-career orchestral string musicians is intended to advance the goal of increased diversity of orchestral musicians nationwide. This initiative is a continuation of the VSO's commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. The VSO Fellows enroll in the 12-credit ODU Graduate Certificate in Music Perforamance. See the VSO African American Fellowship Program pages for details and application information.

Questions? Contact:

Dr. Douglas T. Owens

Dr. Douglas T. Owens

Graduate Program Director | Associate Professor

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