Degree Levels Offered for Music Education

Sample Free Open
Music Education Courses


Media Course Start Date Professor School
001 full-course 1 Fundamentals of Music 2007-03-01 Spring 2007 Pamela Wood Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
This course provides students with an introductory look at the rudiments of Western music through aural, oral, and written practice using melody, rhythm, chords, scales, intervals, and musical notation.
007 full-course 7 Grade 5 Music Theory N/A N/A Memrise
This class is designed to teach beginners basic music theory concepts for the Grade 5 ABRSM Theory Exams.
000 full-course How Music Works N/A N/A Alexander Reed University of Florida
Study the mechanics of musical composition and expression in this course.
001 full-course 1 Introduction to Music Theory N/A N/A Connexions
A course on basic concepts and terms of music theory, including interval, major and minor keys and scales, triads, chords, and an introduction to harmonic analysis.
016 full-course 16 Music of the 20th Century N/A N/A Bonnie A. Whiting-Smith University of California, San Diego (UCSD)
This music study courses covers the 1900 to present, emphasizing significant composers, repertoire, and compositional procedures and trends, including traditional, atonal, serial, aleatoric, electronic, and computer music.
011 full-course 11 Music Perception and Cognition N/A NA Peter Cariani Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Through lectures and readings, you will learn about the areas of the brain involved in the aspects of musical perception and cognition.
000 full-course Music Theory N/A N/A Berklee College of Music
Learn to read, write, listen, and put theory into every-day practice. (Registration required.)
007 mixed 7 Politics in Music N/A N/A University of Oxford
Study the politics of music in this course from Emory professor Courtney Brown.
023 audio 23 Politics In Music N/A N/A Courtney Brown Emory University
Emory University professor Courtney Brown looks at the influence of music on politics in class podcasts, with lectures

Accredited Online Music Education Degrees

School Accepts Transfer Credits Freshmen Acceptance Rate Financial Aid Rate Graduation Rate
University of North Georgia Yes 56% 95% 52%
Santa Fe University of Art and Design Yes N/A 99% 39%
Argosy University-San Diego Yes N/A 67% N/A
Galen College of Nursing-Louisville Yes 73% 89% 77%
Illinois Central College Yes 100% 69% 21%
Baker College of Auburn Hills Yes 100% 91% 13%
National American University-Rochester Yes 100% N/A N/A
Walsh College of Accountancy and Business Administration Yes N/A N/A N/A
Indiana University of Pennsylvania-Main Campus Yes 58% 89% 52%
San Bernardino Valley College Yes 100% 83% 12%
Eastern Kentucky University Yes 66% 97% 37%
Beckfield College-Florence Yes 100% 99% 48%
Illinois Institute of Technology Yes 54% 100% 68%
Vatterott College-Springfield Yes 100% 94% 59%
National American University-Weldon Spring Yes 100% N/A N/A
Ottawa University-Kansas City Yes 100% N/A N/A
Minot State University Yes 58% 88% 33%
University of Pittsburgh-Bradford Yes 83% 99% 47%
Illinois Valley Community College Yes 100% 69% 35%
Notre Dame College Yes 51% 99% 36%

Music Education at a Glance

Number of Degrees Conferred in Music Education

    • 3,885 Bachelor's Degrees in
      Music Education
      • 40% Male
        Students
      • 60% Female
        Students
    • 1,164 Master's Degrees in
      Music Education
      • 39% Male
        Students
      • 61% Female
        Students
    • 84 Doctoral Degrees in
      Music Education
      • 45% Male
        Students
      • 55% Female
        Students

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