I’m ready to apply, how do I apply to be a part of the Master of Music Education Program?
Each applicant will be reviewed by a panel of faculty members to ensure that candidates are certified teachers and have the potential to successfully complete this Master’s program. We also view the application process as an opportunity to get to know you as we start our journey to empower teaching and learning for peacebuilding.
To apply to the program, candidates should contact Dr. Kevin Shorner-Johnson (email@example.com) to receive a secure uploading link for documents.
Candidates should provide:
- Evidence of a current teaching certification;
- Official transcript(s) demonstrating musical study and a 3.0 minimum GPA;
- A sample of writing that demonstrates your ability to write about music;
- Two current recommendations from immediate supervisors, music teachers, mentors, and/or undergraduate faculty addressing your leadership abilities in music education and potential for success in graduate studies;
- A brief personal statement (1 page) describing your purpose in pursuing graduate work in peacebuilding, your career objectives, and your particular interest in this Master of Music Education program.
Candidates will then mail a check for $50 to process the application to:
Dr. Kevin Shorner-Johnson
108 Zug Memorial Hall
1 Alpha Dr.
Elizabethtown, PA 17022
Kevin Shorner-Johnson will follow-up with the applicant to complete a brief assessment in music theory.
Technology and Technology Competence
Per our accreditation requirements, we must ensure that you have access to the relevant technology and technology skills prior to starting Master’s study. If you believe you do not have relevant skills, we will connect you with online training prior to the start of your Master’s study.
Students should have access to:
- An Internet-connected computer with a connected web camera and microphone;
- A word processing program such as Microsoft Word, Google Docs, or Apple’s Pages;
- Spreadsheet software such as Microsoft Excel, Google Docs, or Numbers;
- Zoom communication software (available as a free download through Elizabethtown College); and,
- Music notation software such as Finale or Sibelius.
Students should have basic level technical competence in:
- Word processing;
- Spreadsheet design and formulas;
- Zoom conferencing software;
- The Canvas Learning Management System; and,
- Music notation software.
If a student is lacking competence in any area, they may use designated Hoonuit Learning modules and Frequently Asked Questions guides from the Elizabethtown College Instructional Technology Services. Each course will have links to supports for required tools and competencies as a module within Canvas.