The master of music in Suzuki pedagogy, offered for violin and cello, is a performance degree combined with a Suzuki certification. The Suzuki Method is a teaching system that has become a powerful and positive force in music education, and the Lamont School of Music is one of the few schools in the nation to offer certification paired with a graduate degree in music. In maintaining high performance standards, the program is tailored to the 21st-century professional artist-teacher.

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Audition Requirements

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in music. They must complete the graduate application and submit a personal statement, two letters of recommendation, résumé, and a 20-minute video of teaching. Applicants must also complete an audition; please see the studio page for your instrument for the audition pieces.

Degree Requirements

The 55-credit master of music in Suzuki pedagogy has emphases available in violin and cello. The program includes lessons, ensembles, and coursework in pedagogy, music theory, and musicology. In addition, students must complete these non-coursework requirements:

  • One full-length performance recital
  • Final teaching demonstration
  • Final oral comprehensive exam
  • Demonstration of graduate-level proficiency in musicology and music theory proficiency exams
  • Convocation attendance
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