The Online Master of Music Education specializing in Teaching Artistry is an eCampus program in the College of Musical Arts

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  • Masters Available
  • Offered Online
  • Masters Available
  • Offered Online

Master of Music

Teaching Artistry (Online)

The BGSU master of music, teaching artistry specialization is a 100% online degree designed to meet the growing demand of music teachers pursuing a graduate degree.

In addition to traditional coursework, a teaching mentor will work one-on-one with each student to create an individualized plan of study based on the student’s own teaching situation.

Our eCampus specializes in providing working adults the opportunity to earn a degree entirely online – and we’re good at it! No matter where you live, let our experts guide you to the next level in your career.

5 Reasons to Choose BGSU

  1. Continue working. No need to quit your job! Our Master of Music[LG1]  degree is designed for working educators.
  2. Graduate in 15 months. Complete your 30 required credits in just 2 summers and one academic year (summer, fall, spring, summer).
  3. Create your own learning lab. BGSU equips you to utilize your current classroom or teaching environment as an action-based lab to apply skills from your coursework.
  4. Connect with a teaching mentor. In addition to your classroom work, BGSU matches you with an individual teaching mentor. You’ll meet one-to-one with your mentor, working to best implement what you’ve learned into your own teaching environment.
  5. Conduct an action research project in your classroom. You will design and implement an action research project that examines student learning and your teaching practice. Upon completion of your project, you’ll write a research report and present your findings.

Designed to meet the demands of practitioners currently employed in teaching music who are looking for a path to continue developing skills and insight into the profession and deepen their knowledge of pedagogy.

Program goals

The program is designed to utilize students’ actual current teaching as a laboratory for developing concepts learned through a distance education platform. Students must hold a formal or non-formal teaching position.

Online diagnostic examinations in Music Theory and Music History will be administered at the beginning of the degree program. Remediation, if needed, will occur during the Workshop in Music classes that are required in the fall and spring semesters.

Your Degree, Your Way

Complete the full master’s degree in 15 months (summer, fall, spring, summer). The online learning program offers scheduling freedom and savings on time and travel costs. While learning is ensured with certified quality and constant improvement.   

With online delivery and straightforward requirements for entry and graduation, the master of music education, teaching artistry specialization will open doors to new knowledge, skills and career possibilities.


Great music teachers transform the lives of their students. Our rigorous curriculum - based on scholarship, musicianship and teaching - creates transformative music educators who bring the joy of music into students’ lives, often for the first time.

Students undertake mentor-guided laboratory experiences with observations and discussions via distance technology and online discussion groups.

Through the use of mentor teachers, faculty committees, individualized and group in­struction and faculty-driven curricular benchmarks, students will gain critical peda­gogical skills, which teachers can implement immediately in their professional work. We turn your classroom into our classroom - allowing you to apply what you learn in your own planning and instruction.


Easy enrollment

  1. Complete an application form online for the master of music education online teaching artistry specialization program Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $45.
  2. Submit scanned copies of official or unofficial transcripts from all institutions attended to the Graduate College.
  3.  Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score. 

    For information on the English tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Field-Based Teaching and Learning for Music Educators
  • Introduction to Advanced Pedagogy and Technology for Music Educators 
  • Using K-12 Assessment Data to Improve Practice 
  • Seminar in Music Performance
  • Human Learning in Music 
  • Special Topics in Analysis

The program is designed for summer admission and may be completed in 15 months (summer, fall, spring, summer).


As well as improving your teaching artistry, investing in your education will reflect in your students; new ways of teaching, confidence in your methods and goals and renewed enthusiasm all impact the classroom.

Teaching music is not just the notes and instrument skills, but a reflection of the artistry that music represents and the reflection of ourselves and our lives we all see in music. Studying for a master’s in music education with a specialization in teaching artistry will help you learn the best strategies for bringing music to life for your students.

As well as learning from your world-class BGSU music faculty, you will also build your network of peers. Research has shown schools with higher levels of teacher collaboration are associated with more robust student performance.

Go Far in your career

  • Practicing Music Teachers
  • Band, Orchestra, and Choir Directors
  • Early Childhood Music Teacher
    General Music Teachers
  • Choral Conductor

BGSU eCampus Quality Matters recognitionThe logo of the Quality Matters Learner Support award earned by BGSU eCampus courses, a hallmark of quality.

BGSU is the only university in Ohio to earn the Quality Matters Online Learner Support certificate that recognizes our commitment to online student success. You can be confident you'll receive the same support as our on-campus students. All BGSU student and academic services are fully accommodated online, from accessing the University Libraries materials to academic advising to remote sessions for technical support.

Program Information

Applicants should possess an appropriate undergraduate degree and the potential for advanced study as evidenced by musical and intellectual abilities and achievements. Applicants must demonstrate basic skills in distance learning technologies along with an ability to do independent work.

The program consists of eight-week classes delivered 100% online. Students have access to the same world-class faculty as our in-person degrees. The master in music education with a specialization in teaching artistry offers every student an individual teaching mentor.

3 Steps to Apply


Submit Your Graduate College Application Online

There are BGSU music education graduate admission deadlines each year.

Note: There is a non-refundable application fee of $45.

If, for some reason, all of your transcripts do not arrive or you decide not to begin for a given semester, another application and fee will be required for the next semester.

Apply for the Master of Music - Teaching Artistry online program


Submit Official Transcripts and Standardized Test Scores  

TRANSCRIPTS: As part of the online application process you will upload scanned copies of transcripts from all institutions attended. Upon admission, final official transcripts from each degree-granting institution must be submitted to the Graduate College.

Request official transcripts and test scores to be sent via secure electronic transfer, or to:

Graduate College
200 University Hall
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, OH 43403

Non-native speakers of English must have a minimum 80 TOEFL IBT, 53 PTEA, or 7.0 IELTS score.

For information on the TOEFL tests, visit the Educational Testing Service website.


Secondary Application to the College of Musical Arts

The BGSU Graduate College Application contains the College of Musical Arts Secondary Application, where you will request a Skype interview and upload all required material:

  • Provide names and contact information for individuals writing letters of recommendation. One letter must be from your current administrator or education employer.

  • A 10-minute, video-taped performance on an instrument or voice (online or a mailed DVD submission).

  • A continuous 15-minute, videotaped teaching or rehearsal segment (either online or a mailed DVD submission).

  • An essay identifying your specific teaching environment, along with a proposal of goals to achieve and skills you desire to attain through graduate study.

You will be enrolled in and receive your graduate degree from the College of Musical Arts

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.  BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness.

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Updated: 06/05/2023 02:48PM