Master of Arts in Community Music | Judson University Christian College
 

MASTER OF ARTS IN COMMUNITY MUSIC

Judson University’s Master of Arts in Community Music is a groundbreaking program with a strong engagement between academic work and community-service activities. The program is grounded in transformative perspectives on music performance, teaching, and production. Students will be trained to nurture various community groups with culturally relevant music activities and provide vital changes in the community. Those communities include after-school programs, senior communities, local libraries, churches, under-represented people like the incarcerated, those with disabilities, various ethnic groups, and more.

The program offers three different tracks: Artist-Teacher, Community Music Leader, and Music Producer. While all three tracks require students to take core courses, applied music courses, research courses, and a recital presentation, each track has its own emphasis and thus pursues slightly different career paths. The Artist-Teacher track concentrates on performance-related classes, the Community Music Leader track focuses on developing organizational leadership skills, and the Music Producer track is designed for audio recording engineers and producers who desire to use their technology-based skills for community music development.

You will have opportunities to accomplish one or more of these goals:

  • Teach music classes at community music schools, senior communities, after-school programs, churches, and other community groups
  • Be a creative ensemble leader and performer for diverse communities
  • Be a music entrepreneur who consistently produces new music for audiences in the community
  • Work as creative administrative staff in a music program at an arts organization, government agency, school, or community group

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What Master of Arts in Community Music Courses Will I Take?

Master of Arts in Community Music Course List

The Master of Arts in Community Music degree utilizes a combination of in-person and online coursework, designed to be completed within four semesters.

CORE COURSES
  • MUS540 Community Music: Meaning and Practice
  • MUS550 Instructional Methods for Community Music
  • MUS551 Global Music Education Across Cultures
  • MUS640 Community Music: Technology and Entrepreneurship
RESEARCH COURSES
  • MUS520 Methods for Music Research
  • MUS620 Individual Topics of Research
  • MUS621 Graduate Research Project
APPLIED MUSIC COURSES
  • MUS510-511 Professional Apprenticeship I and II
  • MUS560-561 Ensemble Leadership and Management I and II
COURSES FOR INDIVIDUAL TRACKS
Artist-Teacher track:
  • MUS530-531 Performance Forum I and II
  • MUS610-611 Professional Apprenticeship III and IV
Community Music Leader track:
  • MUS630 Internship in Community Organization/Church
  • MHC512 Interpersonal Relations and Leadership Development
  • MHC510 Human Growth and Lifespan Development
Music Producer track:
  • MUS670 Dark Horse Certificate
CAPSTONE COURSE
  • MUS615 Graduate Recital Preparation

Community Music Tracks

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Dr. Sojung Hong
Program Director
1-847-628-1113 or E-mail
 

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