School of Music
Modesto A. Maidique Campus
Herbert and Nicole Wertheim Performing Arts Center
Music Education 2017-06-29T14:39:07+00:00

A Degree in Music Education

The faculty at FIU offer knowledgeable guidance to students and provide them with expert insight into music education in the 21st century.

Students accepted into our program will join a world-class school of music and receive an outstanding education in music where they will be able to develop and perfect their musical abilities.  Most significantly, FIU faculty is committed to the mission of graduating educators who are responsible, reflexive, ethical, creative and dedicated to their communities.

B.M. in Music Education

The landscape of music education consists of a wide array of teaching and learning approaches, settings, and styles. Therefore, this degree at FIU seeks to provide well-rounded experiences and preparation for Florida K-12 music teaching certification through guidance and practice with world-class faculty. The degree curriculum provides students with core music studies in theory, history, piano skills, and private lessons and performance practices. Music education majors experience specialized music education studies such as coursework in conducting, pedagogical techniques and methods, general education, and orchestration related to the chosen area of emphasis. Students also participate in a wide offering of large and chamber ensembles.

Audition Requirements

Audition Dates

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Music Education

Dr. Candice Davenport

(305) 348-0353

cdavenpo@fiu.edu

WPAC 145C

 

M.S. in Music Education

Now, you can complete the Master of Science onsite or fully online!

This degree is highly individualized and provides graduate students with opportunities to pursue advanced coursework and enhance their understanding of music education research, curricular theories, philosophy, psychology, policy, and other areas while also exploring avenues in music history and theory. The graduate degree curriculum is also highly customizable in order to allow students to tailor their experiences coursework toward their own unique professional interests and goals. A culminating scholarly project in the form of a thesis or capstone project is required. A limited number of teaching assistantships are available.

Thesis/Capstone
Teaching Assistants

Audition Requirements

Audition Dates

Do You Have Questions?

Contact Our Coordinator of Music Education

Dr. Candice Davenport

(305) 348.0353

cdavenpo@fiu.edu

WPAC 145C

 

Community Engagement

Arts@FIU

Hosted by FIU in collaboration with Miami-Dade County Public Schools, Arts Day at FIU provides teachers in all areas of the arts with exciting professional development sessions and collaborative activities led by special guests, university faculty, and outstanding area leaders. The annual event will take place on October 27, 2017, and is one of the largest arts events for MDCPS teachers.

Children’s Creative Learning Center

FIU music education students will be collaborating with the Children’s Creative Learning Center this fall to provide outreach services and music activities to young children. 

Little Kids Rock

FIU School of Music has partnered with Little Kids Rock to provide music teachers in South Florida with professional development, instruments, and curricular resources for integrating fun and exciting Modern Band classes into schools.

NAfME

FIU’s collegiate chapter of NAfME is a professional student organization designed for pre-service music educators. The organization provides community services to support local schools, including hosting an annual benefit concert, fundraising, and outreach. The collegiate chapter also participates in the Florida Music Education Association’s annual professional development conference.

Orff-Schulwerk

Florida International University is pleased to host the South Florida Orff Chapter’s two week summer intensive Orff-Schulwerk Level 1 certification course for music educators from July 24August 4, 2018.