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Online Master of Music in Music Education

Inspire the Next Great Musician

Learn to better support the next generation’s engagement with music and share your passion with your students.

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Grow as a Musician, Excel as an Educator

The University of Florida’s online Master of Music in Music Education program is designed to help music educators enhance their abilities as musicians, teachers, and passionate students of one of humanity’s most dynamic modes of creative expression. Exhaustively exploring both practical and theoretical perspectives, the program, designed and taught by talented leading experts in the field, is perfect for current music educators looking to enhance their ability to encourage student engagement with music.

The curriculum combines advanced musical study with thorough examination of contemporary teaching methods, which can help you develop engaging, inspiring lesson plans for today’s students. As an established leader in online education, UF offers a uniquely engaging learning environment where students can connect with our faculty and use the latest digital tools. Music educators build skills in incorporating technology into their pedagogy that they can immediately put to work in their own practice.

Remote lessons are an increasingly important part of an educator’s responsibilities, and the UF College of the Arts has been ahead of the curve in world-class online learning, offering music programs in the virtual space since 2010. Whether you direct a band, chorus, or orchestra; teach general music; lead other types of school-wide music classes at the elementary or secondary levels; instruct private lessons; or otherwise teach and lead music in your community, the program can help you explore new career opportunities and form even greater connections to your students through music — all while earning your master’s in music education online.

UF Graduate Research Award

Online students in the Master of Music in Music Education may take advantage of UF’s graduate research award. This award helps eligible students pursue opportunities, such as speaking at conferences or conducting fieldwork, by providing financial support for travel and other related expenses. For more information, please visit our Graduate Research Award Page.

UF Music Ed Student Story: Why I Earned My Master’s Online

Creativity and collaboration are as essential to a music teacher’s toolkit as pedagogical knowledge. At UF, we’ve put a lot of thought into how we could create a program that helps teachers hone their core music education skills, while also encouraging them to inspire their classmates to think of new approaches and ideas.

If you’re curious what that looks like in practice, the best way to learn is by hearing our students share their personal experiences. Watch this video to see what they have to say about learning online at UF.


UF alumni in every state in the nation and more than 150 countries around the world.


Last year, UF generated $724 million in research awards.


Awards that current UF faculty have earned for making their mark in music education.