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The Music Education degree is designed for the gifted performer who has a special interest in sharing their musical expertise through teaching music privately or in elementary or secondary schools.

The aim of this progressive professional preparation program is to provide prospective  (undergraduate) and current (graduate) teachers with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for the effective teaching of music in the 21st century.  Graduates of the Undergraduate Music Education program are certified to teach music PreK-12 in Maryland and in all other states with which Maryland shares reciprocity.

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Faculty

Sean Brennan

Sean Brennan is a multi-disciplinary guitarist and educator hailing from Baltimore, Maryland. As a performer, Brennan specializes in contemporary music, and regularly works with living composers.

Jessica Cummings

Jessica Cummings is an Adjunct Professor at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where she prepares pre-service music educators to teach elementary general music and choir in secondary schools.

Beverly Gandolfo

Beverly Gandolfo taught choral music in Carroll County Public Schools for 38 years, retiring in 2015. While the majority of her career was spent at the high school level, she also taught middle school and college during that time.

Yoshiaki Horiguchi

Yoshiaki Horiguchi has been acclaimed by The Baltimore Sun for putting on a “dazzling display of dexterity and panache,” and featured by the Examiner in a “Must Watch Video.” Horiguchi is an active double bassist, pedagogue, and educator in the DC-Baltimore area.

Molly Park

Molly Park is a motivated and passionate music educator, mentor, and musician, who is devoted to enabling students from diverse backgrounds to reach their full potential through her culturally responsive repertoire, creative performances, musical literacy, and social-emotional learning.

Harlan D. Parker

Harlan Parker has been the conductor of the Peabody Conservatory Wind Ensemble and coordinator of the music education division at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University since the fall of 1990. From 2007 to 2016 he served as the conductor of the Peabody Youth Orchestra.

Laura Parker

Laura Parker earned a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Washburn University, as well as a Master of Music Education degree and a PhD from University of Kansas, with an emphasis on flute performance. Parker is Pi Kappa Lambda and Phi Delta Kappa, and is the past president of MCUEA.

Amy Weishaar

A highly skilled and creative music educator, Amy Weishaar (M.A.) specializes in neurodiversity, disability, and inclusion. Her career is devoted to helping educational professionals work towards equity.