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Summer 2019 registration info will be available January 2019

With a legacy of serving over 300 music educators from across the country each summer for over twenty years, the Summer Music Studies Program offers graduate level coursework for students interested in expanding upon their pedagogical, technological, musical, and instructional skills in all genre of music classrooms. Renowned faculty from The University of the Arts, as well as content experts from across the country, provide week-long graduate level instruction that is all about making and creating meaningful music. The University of the Arts provides the capacity to offer courses on multiple campuses, utilizing the latest resources and faculty, while offering reasonably priced housing options for our out of town students.

Our Master of Music in Music Education degree can be completed in as few as three or four summers, but must be completed within seven years of matriculation. All coursework is offered in conjunction with the Summer Music Studies Program. 

Summer 2018 Highlights:

  • Master of Music Foundation Courses taught by higly-qualified music educators
  • History of Jazz course with UArts Faculty Mark Allen
  • Kevin Hanson returns to teach Play Guitar, Teach Guitar with the addition of ukulele
  • Celebrating 10 years of Orff Certifcation + Supplemental Courses
  • UArts' Marc Dicianni will lead Introduction to Drum Set and Advanced Drum Set
  • Kati Donovan from the UArts School of Theater returns to teach Making a Musical: Maynem to Merriment
  • Frank Tracz returns to teach Rehearsal + Repertoire Foundations for Concert Band
  • UArts Faculty Randy Krapalick, Matt Gallagher, and Chris Farr (+special guests) teach Brass + Woodwind Instrument Technique Lab
  • Dr. Scott Watson returns to teach Rehearsal Strategies + Repertoire for Young Band
  • UArts welcomes Rick Coulter, teaching Leadership for Music Educators
  • Instrument Repair, String, and Vocal courses taught by leading experts in the field
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The Summer Music Studies (SMS) + Masters in Music Programs (MM) serve the needs of music teachers, offering matriculated degrees and non-matriculated graduate-level courses for professional development that meet PA Act 48 requirements.


Summer 2018 Schedule:

  • Session 1: JUNE 25 - JUNE 29
    (4th of July observed)
  • Session 2: JULY 9 - JULY 13
  • Session 3: JULY 16 - JULY 20
  • Session 4: JULY 23 - JULY 27
  • Online Courses: JUNE 18 - AUGUST 10

View Summer 2018 course offerings

Full Course Catalogue

A complete listing of courses + course descriptions offered through the UArts Master of Music in Music Education + Summer Music Studies programs.