Music Education Master of Music

School of Music alumni teach thousands of students every day in private studios and schools, from kindergarten to university level. MTSU graduates perform in orchestras, military ensembles and opera companies; appearing in clubs and recording studios with the famous and the yet-to-be-famous; composing music for Hollywood films and commercial jingles; leading professional music organizations; work in the music industry; serving as church musicians; and continually enrich the lives of others. Some continue to participate in prestigious doctoral programs. A selection of possible career paths for master’s students in music:

  • Art director
  • Band director/leader
  • Choir/choir director
  • Church musician/worship leader
  • Professor/instructor
  • Conductor
  • General music teacher in primary schools
  • Music teacher
  • Musical theater director
  • Musical director
  • Orchestra librarian
  • Studio musician

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Bellevue High School
  • Belmont University
  • Cane Ridge High School
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Chattanooga Symphony
  • Cumberland University
  • The Downtown Band
  • Earl Klugh (Grammy winner)
  • EMBRA Artists, LTD.
  • Fairview High School
  • Jeff Coffin (Grammy winner)
  • Jonathan Fletcher music
  • Lipscomb University
  • MEINL percussion
  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Murfreesboro City Schools
  • Nashville Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Nashville State Community College
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College
  • Old Center Elementary School, Nashville
  • Onk’s Woodwind Specialist
  • Siegel High School
  • Trevecca Nazarene University
  • University of Louisiana-Lafayette
  • University of Northern Colorado
  • Vine Street Christian Church, Nashville