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Master of Music Degree with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy

A brief outline of the Master’s in Music Degree with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy:

  1. Teaching assignments and academic schedule
    1. Each Graduate Assistant teaches 14 private students weekly, plus two hours of Saturday group teaching each week.

The weekly schedule also includes:

  • A weekly master class
  • Three hours per week of Suzuki Pedagogy
  • SIUE Orchestra
  • Required and elective courses
  • The degree awarded may be a Master of Music in Performance or a Master of Music in Education with an emphasis in Suzuki Pedagogy
  • Registration of Suzuki Books 1-10 is arranged with the Suzuki Association of the Americas for either degree you choose

Fiscal arrangements

  • Graduate students are paid for any lessons that are taught beyond their requirement of 14 per week
  • Graduate students are actively involved in playing gigs in the area to earn extra money. Many weddings and receptions are booked through Suzuki Program office
  • Graduate Assistants are granted a waiver of tuition

Questions about admission to SIUE Graduate School should be directed to Dr. Andrew Greenwood, Graduate Advisor in Music, at

Vera McCoy-Sulentic, Director, SIUE Suzuki
(618) 650‑2839

SIUE Suzuki Program
Campus Box 1771, SIUE
Edwardsville, IL 62026-1771
(618) 650‑2839

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