Undergraduate students focus on music education by majoring in instrumental performance or music composition and completing the Music Education minor. Students who successfully complete the minor at UArts will then be able to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in Music Education degree and receive teacher certification in just one additional academic year. This “4 +1” option allows students to earn a music education minor, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and teacher certification in only five years. Coursework is based on current Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification requirements. This program may be revised as needed to accommodate new state requirements.

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Dustyn DeBernardo

BM ‘17 (Saxophone)/MAT '18

5-Year BM/MAT in Music Education
Hometown: Voorhees, NJ
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Lindsey Evans

BM '17/MAT '18

Music - Vocal Performance
Hometown: Mays Landing, NJ
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Anthony Nigro

BM '17 (Saxophone)/MAT '18

5-Year BM/MAT in Music Education
Hometown: Deptford, NJ

Faculty of the program include widely celebrated musicians and educators such as Jarred Antonacci BM ’09 (Trombone), Chris Argerakis MAT ’08 (Music Education), Michael Britcher, Jason Chuong BM ’08 (Percussion), MAT ’09 (Music Education), Matt Gallagher MM ’01 (Jazz Studies), Michelle Przybylowski, Tiffany Jones MAT ’11, John Lindner, Dr. Debbie Wolf and Jeffrey Kern, who through wide networks within the music and education fields open up opportunities for playing and teaching to students throughout their tenure at UArts and beyond.

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    Jason Chuong ’08 (Percussion), MAT ’09 (Music Education)
    Jason Chuong

    ’08 (Percussion), MAT ’09 (Music Education)

    5-Year BM/MAT in Music Education
    Recognized by President Obama at the White House as an innovative public school music teacher
    Keith Hodgson, Director of Music Education
    Keith Hodgson

    Music Education (MAT, MM)
    Director, Music Education MAT program
    Matt Gallagher, Associate Professor
    Matthew Gallagher

    MM '01

    Jazz Studies (MM)
    Associate Professor
    Michelle Przybylowski head shot
    Michelle Fella Przybylowski

    5-Year BM/MAT in Music Education
    Program Chair for the Philadelphia Area Orff Schulwerk Association

    Sample Curriculum

    First Year
    Applied Major Instruction
    Ensemble
    Music Theory I
    Musicianship I
    Class Piano
    Writing I Placement
    Brass Instruments
    Applied Major Instruction
    Music Theory II
    Musicianship II
    Freshman Improvisation
    Music Technology Survey
    Writing II Placement

    Second Year
    Applied Major Instruction
    Jazz Theory I
    Jazz Ear Training I
    Class Jazz Piano I
    Jazz Improvisation I
    Science (your choice)
    Flute & Double Reed Instrument
    Jazz Theory II
    Jazz Ear Training II
    Class Jazz Piano II
    Jazz Improvisation II
    Critical Studies (your choice)
    Precussion Instruments

    Third Year
    Applied Major Instruction
    Comprehensive Musicianship
    Chorus
    Discipline history (your choice)
    Critical Studies (your choice)
    Music & Children with Special Needs I
    Single Reed Instruments
    String Instruments

    Fourth Year
    Applied Major Instruction
    Ensemble
    Business of Music
    Discpline History (your choice)
    Critical Studies (your choice)
    Music Pedagogy I
    Field Experience I
    Senior Recital
    Pschology of Music Teaching & Learning
    Music Pedagogy II
    Field Experience II

    Fifth Year
    Music Pedagogy III: Pre-K to Grade 4
    Music Pedagog IV: Grades 5 to 8
    Alternative Ensembles: Elementary & Middle School Ensembles
    Student Teaching: Elementary
    Student Teaching Seminar: Elementary
    Curriculum & Assessment in Music Education
    Historical & Philosophical Foundations in Music Education
    Music Pedagogy V: Grades 9 to 12
    Music Pedagogy VI: Vocal/Choral
    Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques
    Instrumental Conducting
    Student Teaching: Secondary
    Student Teaching Seminar: Secondary
    Sociological Foundations of Music Education
    Integration of Technology in Music Education
     

    Please note: Additional pre-requisite/co-requisite coursework may need to be completed to meet certification requirements.

    Undergraduate students can focus in music education by majoring in instrumental performance or music composition and completing the Music Education minor. Students who successfully complete the education minor at UArts will be able to complete the Master of Arts in Teaching degree (MAT) and receive teacher certification in one additional academic year. This “4 +1” option allows students to earn a music education minor, bachelor’s degree, master’s degree, and teacher certification in only five years. Coursework is based on current Pennsylvania Department of Education teacher certification requirements. This program may be revised as needed to accommodate new state requirements.

    Coursework includes instruction in each of the instrument families, pedagogy of private instruction and improvisation, conducting, rehearsing jazz ensembles, the psychology of teaching and learning music, and the needs of special learners. Field experiences include working with ensembles in public and private schools.

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    Jason Chuong ’08 (Percussion), MAT ’09 (Music Education)
    Jason Chuong

    ’08 (Percussion), MAT ’09 (Music Education)

    5-Year BM/MAT in Music Education
    Music Teacher for the School District of Philadelphia
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    Kaytlynn Capasso

    BM (saxophone)/MAT '17

    5-Year BM/MAT in Music Education
    Hometown: Carney Point, NJ
    Kawika Kahalehoe headshot
    Kawika Kahalehoe

    BM (Trombone) '01/MAT '02

    5-Year BM/MAT in Music Education
    Conductor with the Greater Princeton Youth Orchestra
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    Sharin Rello

    BM '03 (saxophone)/MAT '04

    5-Year BM/MAT in Music Education
    2017-2018 Mercer County Teacher of the Year, finalist for New Jersey State Teacher of the Year

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