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Is the test worth the stress?, How to feel more prepared for the GRE

November 16, 2021

Not all online graduate programs require GRE scores, but many still do. As adult learners, this may seem like a daunting task, but don’t let it stop you.  Check with the graduate school to find out all of the admissions criteria. If they use a holistic approach, make…

UGA alumna improves teaching methods after graduating from online Music Ed program

November 11, 2021

Nicole Gray grew up in Wisconsin and attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison where she earned degrees in music education and Spanish and taught private trumpet lessons in the community.  Following graduation in 2019, Gray moved to Atlanta, Georgia where she accepted a position as a public school band and…

Mary Frances Early celebrates launch of autobiography

October 12, 2021

Mary Frances Early held a book discussion to celebrate the launch of her autobiography, “The Quiet Trailblazer: My Journey as the First Black Graduate of the University of Georgia,” published by the Mary Frances Early College of Education and the UGA Libraries and distributed by the University of Georgia…

Experienced music teacher and cellist expands musical knowledge through online program

August 19, 2021

Egil Rostad is an alumnus of the Master of Music Education online program offered through the University of Georgia’s Hugh Hodgson School of Music. Rostad earned his Bachelor of Music in Cello Performance from the Eastman School of Music. As an active professional cellist, Rostad  has composed…

Experienced music teacher discovers a passion for research through online program

April 27, 2021

Music educator, Kristen Lynch, taught elementary music for 18 years before pursuing a graduate degree in the Online Master of Music Education program. Benefits Lynch experienced from the program included improved teaching skills, expanded field knowledge, and a newfound interest in research. Lynch chose the University of…

Children Who Participate in Music Lessons Are Better Able to Problem Solve and Manage Their Time

September 16, 2019

For children, studying and playing music includes benefits far beyond the mere learning of playing a musical instrument, and its ripple effects result in happier, healthier, more balanced children. A July 2019 online study commissioned by the Guitar Center has found that music lessons benefit children by improving time…

Mary Frances Early’s Impact on Music Education

June 13, 2019

The University of Georgia College of Education is launching a special initiative to name its college for UGA’s first African American graduate, Mary Frances Early. Early’s contributions to music education in the state of Georgia are immeasurable. The campaign was announced at an event on Tuesday, June…

UGA Launches Campaign to Rename College of Education after Mary Frances Early

April 15, 2019

The University of Georgia College of Education is launching a special initiative to name its college for UGA’s first African American graduate, Mary Frances Early, as the University heads into the final year of its Commit to Georgia capital campaign. “The proposed naming of the College…

Alumna Profile: Jenna Thayer, M.M.Ed

October 17, 2017

“I knew that I wanted to be a chorus teacher from the time I was in the 6th grade. A teacher encouraged me, sent me to an honor choir, and made me feel that I had found something that I could be successful at. I remember thinking, ‘I want to do this forever.’”

How to Broaden the Spectrum of Music Education Across Cultures

September 29, 2017

Cross-cultural connections and community outreach can profoundly impact the way music education is valued in society. Although each music educator has the capacity to make global connections from other countries to the local classroom, not all music educators are aware that these opportunities exist. Damon Postle is a bluegrass musician…