Music Education

Music Education at Molloy: Decisively Different

21st century music education thrives on a diverse and innovative teaching force. Musicianship, educatorship, technology, and entrepreneurship comprise a core skill set for music educators to create opportunities to connect with all students, both inside and outside of preK-12 public school settings. The music education program at Molloy College provides a dynamic, engaging pathway toward a career in teaching music. Our program embraces a progressive and humanistic approach that recognizes and develops students' strengths across a variety of musical traditions. Our students receive a rigorous foundation in formal classical training on their primary instrument or voice across several semesters, but they also nurture and develop a plurality of musical competencies during their years at Molloy.

Molloy Music Education Majors: 

  • Perform solo and chamber works through applied lessons, studio classes, masterclasses, and recitals.
  • Study ensemble repertoire ranging from Debussy to Peruvian folk music.
  • Acquire skills in composition, arranging, conducting, rehearsal technique, recording and concert production.
  • Develop skills on secondary instruments through coursework and secondary ensembles.
  • Participate in professional development and networking opportunities with certified professionals.
  • Observe public school music lessons every semester. 

Fieldwork experiences occur in public schools across three semesters. Program faculty represents an outstanding range of experienced performers, composers, scholars, educators, and public school administrators. Every student's professional growth is facilitated through individual mentorship, accessible faculty, and small class sizes.

Molloy College is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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Coleen Petersen
Music Department
1000 Hempstead Avenue Public Square 220 Rockville Centre, New York 11571-5002


Lora Heller, MT-BC, LCAT
Special Projects Coordinator for Music Therapy