Graduate Music Education Summer Courses 2019

  • A view of music on a music stand as a student plays in a band rehearsal
  • 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.

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

    Summer Intensive Term Course Offerings (June 17–28)

    MUSC 540: Secondary Choral Rehearsal Techniques (2cr)

    Dr. Ryan Beeken

    This course serves to empower those who work with singers in grades 7–12 with an understanding of what students discover and come to value in the artistic choral experience. It will encourage conductor-teachers by rekindling the spark that first brought them to the podium, equipping them with a wide variety of teaching strategies that lead to positive, meaningful relationships with students. Through interactive sessions, choral educators will hone their skills to help them build and maintain exemplary programs.

    Ryan Beeken conducting a student choirLIBR 600: Bibliography Of Music (3cr)

    Dr. Carl Rahkonen

    This course introduces graduate students to the most important types of bibliographical tools for music research. As a project, students will prepare an extensive annotated bibliography of a music subject within their special interest.