Graduate Music Education Summer Courses 2021

Earn Graduate Credit in 10 Days of Coursework on the IUP Campus

Jump-start your master's degree, earn continuing education hours, or recharge your teaching batteries at IUP's summer intensive session! Held on the IUP campus, you can earn up to five hours of graduate credit in just 10 days of coursework.

Students can complete the MA in Music Education with our online and summer program, designed for working teachers. Non-degree seeking students can apply for a single course, for credit towards their Level II certification, or as a special (non-degree) student; see here for details on non-degree programs. Tuition and fees are approximately $650 per credit for Pennsylvania residents.

For more information, please contact Matt Baumer, graduate coordinator, at, or visit the IUP Summer Sessions website.

Summer Intensive Term Course Offerings (June 15-26)

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all IUP summer courses will be offered online only. Our courses will have synchronous meetings during the two-week summer intensive term, along with asynchronous activities.

MUSC 502: Advanced Instrumental Conducting (2cr)

Dr. Tim Paul

This course is an intensive study of large instrumental works. Skill development of each individual will be stressed.

Ryan Beeken conducting a student choirMUSC 620: Foundations of Music Education (3cr)

Dr. Laura Ferguson

Study of historical, philosophical, and social foundation of music education, including educational thought and implications for school music programs.

MUSC 541: Summer Music Workshop, Facilitating Music Creation in Secondary Music Classes (2cr)

Dr. Craig Denison

This project-based, online course provides frameworks and direct experiences in the pedagogy of student-generated musical works, both in traditional and online settings. Through their own song-writing, composition, arranging, and improvisations, students learn how to provide a classroom environment focused on musical creativity. This class examines and uncovers the application of musical creativity and creation to existing school ensembles and programs. By using synchronous and asynchronous meetings, the course will work to minimize the social distances that an online platform can create.