Summer Music Studies + MM in Music Education
Growth + Creativity Through Music
The Summer Music Studies program offers graduate-level coursework for expanding students' pedagogical, technological, musical, and instructional skills in all genre of music classrooms. Renowned faculty from UArts and content experts from across the country provide week-long graduate-level instruction in making and creating meaningful music. Courses are offered on multiple campuses.
The Master of Music in Music Education degree can be completed in as few as three-four summers but must be completed within seven years of matriculation. All coursework is offered in conjunction with the Summer Music Studies program.
Classes & Registration
Professional development courses for Music Educators that foster growth and creativity for all genre of music classrooms.
Tuition & Policies
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MM in Music Education
The MM in Music Education is designed for music teachers and others interested in studying music education at the graduate level.
Summer Music Studies Director Jenny Neff was recently interviewed on the Working Musician Podcast, hosted by David Pedrick. They covered all things music and education, from activism and institutional history to the Teaching with Primary Sources program.
When asked about her role as Director of Summer Music Studies, Neff said:
That is a creative part for me, I love working with professional development. I've helped with the planning of conferences, at the district level, so I get to reach out to a lot of connections I've made over the years and bring in what's hot, what's now and what we think is necessary for music educators at this time.
Neff received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from Immaculata University and her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Music Education from Michigan State University, where she studied horn.
When: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Doors/welcome desk opens at 12:15PM and Conference runs from 1-4:30PM.
Where: University of the Arts, Terra Hall, 211 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA
Music Education alumni Kimberly Chimento (MM'18) is a vocalist and percussionist. She currently teaches K-6 general music, directs four elementary choirs, and is an active member of NNJOSA. Additionally, Kimberly recently recorded for Eric Whitacre’s “Deep Field Virtual Choir 5.” She also serves as a featured mezzo-soprano at Sacred Heart Church.
"The University of the Arts provides an exemplar masters level education, along with supportive and dedicated staff and professors. Students are given the opportunity to customize their program as well as pursue additional levels and certifications. Quality, flexibility, and community are what separate this university from the rest. Thank you to The University of the Arts for an unforgettable college experience."
Director for Summer Music Studies + MM in Music Education
Jenny Neff has a 25-year history teaching music in public schools in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. She has served as a trainer and presenter at Music Education conferences nationally. She is presently an Instrumental Music Teacher in the Lower Merion School District. She is currently developing band curriculum for the NAfME’s Library of Congress program. Jenny holds an Ed.D. from Immaculata University, as well as an MM and BM in Music Education from Michigan State University.
FEB 4 — Advising and course registration opens for Summer Music Studies MM (matriculated) students
MARCH 1 — Course registration opens for Summer Music Studies non-matriculated / non-degree courses
MARCH 11 - 15
Spring Break — University Closed
MAY 16 — Commencement
JUNE 24 — Summer Music Studies courses begin
JULY 26 — Summer Music Studies courses end
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