Community Music

Master of Music – Curriculum

The Master of Music in Community Music degree is designed to meet the growing demand for musician-educators working in community settings. In the 2-year program, students will gain skills and experience to function in a variety of community roles: as teachers, teaching artists, and facilitators and administrators who guide the music-making of others. The degree provides a natural avenue to become involved in wide-ranging community programs across Los Angeles and, in particular, the USC Thornton Community Engagement Programs.

In addition to the courses newly designed for this degree, the curriculum draws upon coursework from the Teaching and Learning, Contemporary Teaching Practice, and Arts Leadership degree programs, as well as other programs at USC that are committed to engagement in community settings.

The following are key features of the degree:

Refer to the USC Catalogue for complete course descriptions and degree requirements.