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I got my masters in education, rather than music ed. I can see why some might think it is easier to go the ed.m route, but I personally disagree with that notion. Because I am a musician, I don’t find studying music to be particularly hard – challenging, yes, but it is something I love and identify with. Pursuing a masters in education taught me about literacy, about curricula, about assessment in a way that many music programs just won’t.

Furthermore, if you have the chops to get a B.A. in music, you probably have the tools to learn much about what you will study in grad school through your own independent study, incessant networking, and research.