Get Your Master of Music Education at UW

Adventurous musical explorations begin here, at the University of Wyoming. Our two-year Master of Music Education degree program is for graduate students who want to be trailblazing music educators at the public school or collegiate level.

In keeping with the UW spirit of relentless curiosity, we welcome students from diverse backgrounds who share our belief in the lifelong benefits of music and music education. Everything we do focuses on creating a vibrant musical community in Laramie and beyond.

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About Music Education at UW

In addition to our focus on excellence in teaching, we offer hundreds of interest groups and ensembles to deepen your music education and forge relationships with musicians and teachers. Our graduates create lifelong professional ties for networking and career building. This bedrock of collaboration means UW graduates who are music education masters are well prepared to buck 21st century challenges, recognize opportunities and seize the best music education jobs.

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During your time as a music education graduate student, you have the opportunity to delve deeper into your music studies with one of our post-baccalaureate certificates.


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What Can You Do With a Music Education Master’s Degree?

Beyond teaching in the classroom at public schools and colleges or universities, as well as private teaching, a wide variety of music education jobs are available. Your master’s in music education degree will provide a strong foundation for other jobs in music, ranging from music performance, working in a recording studio or composing to research, authorship and consulting work.

Master of Music Education Careers

UW Master of Music Education program graduates hold jobs in music education at prestigious institutions such as:

  • The Julliard School
  • University of Miami Frost School of Music
  • New England Conservatory of Music
  • Cleveland Institute of Music
  • Westminster Choir College


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Intensely creative since 1886, the University of Wyoming established music education as one of its first programs, and it continues to flourish and grow today.


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Music Education Master's Degree Program Highlights

Our focus on real-world scenarios prepares graduate students for jobs in music education. Rehearsing and presenting music performances. Connecting with peers and music professionals in the Laramie, Wyoming, community. Mastering behind-the-scenes essentials such as stage and audio tech. These types of learning experiences provide you with a variety of opportunities to hone your skills in music education.

Here are some additional reasons to choose the music education master’s program at the University of Wyoming:


Our professors are passionate about educating the next generation of music education masters, and they excel as performers, composers, educators and researchers. Our faculty members frequently receive awards and recognition for stellar contributions to the field of music education. Through our faculty exchange programs, dozens of talented musicians enrich our master’s program in music education.

Graduate Assistantships

Full and half graduate assistantships are available to students pursuing a music education master’s degree and studying on our main campus in Laramie, Wyoming. Graduate assistantships typically provide a stipend, partial tuition waiver, and half the cost of both university fees and UW student health insurance. As a graduate assistant, you’ll also have graduate research opportunities and college-level teaching experiences.

Music Ensembles

As a graduate student in UW’s music education master’s degree program, you’ll enjoy an abundance of activities and music performance opportunities, including Bands, Percussion Ensemble and Pan Band, Jazz Ensembles, Choirs, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra and Gamelan.


The Department of Music is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) and meets all accreditation requirements of the Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board and the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education (through the UW College of Education).


Take advantage of a variety of scholarships available to graduate students in UW’s music education master’s degree program. Scholarship awards may fully or partially cover tuition and lesson fees. Opportunities include:

Music Talent scholarships to high-performing new and transfer graduate students


Take a video tour of the UW Music Department. Undergraduate and graduate students in music host a virtual visit to the Buchanan Center for the Performing Arts, our home for music education, practicing, recording and performance.


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Department of Music

Department 3037, 1000 E. University Avenue

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: (307) 766-5242