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Performance and Pedagogy

Masters of Music Degree Program

What You'll Learn

Within the area of Performance, students may elect a Master of Music degree in Performance with an emphasis in pedagogy. The goal of the pedagogy emphasis is to prepare students for college level teaching, public school teaching, as well as to develop and strengthen their own private studios.

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  • A greater emphasis is given to pedagogy and pedagogical techniques than in the traditional performance curriculum. An audition is required for admission to this program.

Career opportunities

Students pursuing the pedagogy degree in woodwinds, brass, or strings will develop competencies on the other instruments within each group and have opportunities to perform in appropriate ensembles on the secondary instrument.

Areas of Focus Include:

  • Brass
  • Strings
  • Woodwinds
  • Percussion
  • Voice
  • Keyboard

Applying to the Program

All students who seek admission to Ohio University with a major in Music must audition. The audition is for both admission and talent-based scholarship decisions. 

Graduate Voice Audition Requirements

More information about School of Music Graduate Requirements

Performance and Pedagogy Faculty

Meet our Faculty

Connect with Us

If you'd like more information about the performance and pedagogy program, reach out to:

Brass - Dr. Jason Smith,
Strings - Dr. Jose Rocha,
Woodwinds - Dr. Rebecca Rischin,
Percussion - Professor Roger Braun,
Voice - Professor Debra Rentz, or Dr. Daniel Stein,
Keyboard - Dr. Christopher Fisher, or 

Dr. Emely Phelps,