Department of Musical Education and General Studies

Our teacher preparation program is the leader in the training of music educators in Puerto Rico.

About the Department of Music Education

The Department of Musical Education and General Studies brings together all those students who wish to become music educators in schools in Puerto Rico and abroad. Our teacher preparation program is the leader in the training of music educators in Puerto Rico, offering students the opportunity to develop their critical thinking skills and aesthetic judgment, as well as a high level of musical performance.

It completes its preparation with a component of professional skills that enables it to practice the teaching profession in three different specialties: instrumental, choral and general education, both at the elementary and secondary levels.

Learning outcomes

  • Explain the fundamentals of music as a basic component of general education to professional colleagues, administrators, and the general public.
  • Demonstrate the ability to maintain positive relationships with diverse people from diverse social and ethnic groups, and be empathetic with students and colleagues from diverse backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate the skills to guide students in understanding music as an art form, as a means of communication, and as part of their intellectual and cultural heritage.
  • Employ content knowledge, methodologies, philosophies, materials, technologies, and curriculum development for general, vocal, choral, and instrumental music.
  • Demonstrate competency in performance as a soloist (vocal or instrumental), and in a variety of musical ensembles.
  • Demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurship competencies as they relate to professional practices in the field of music education.

About Music Education at CMPR

The CMPR has the leading music teacher preparation program in Puerto Rico, offering students opportunities to gain and demonstrate excellence in music teaching skills, critical thinking, and aesthetic judgment, coupled with superior musicianship and performance skills for the solid formation of a performing-educator. The program offers three concentrations: general music education, choral music education, and instrumental music education.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explain logical rationales for music as a basic component of general education to professional colleagues, administrators, and the general public.
  • Exhibit the ability to maintain positive relationships with individuals of various social and ethnic groups and be empathetic with students and colleagues of differing backgrounds.
  • Demonstrate competence to lead students to an understanding of music as an art form, as a means of communication, and as a part of their intellectual and cultural heritage.
  • Employ knowledge of content, methodologies, philosophies, materials, technologies, and curriculum development for general, vocal, choral, and instrumental music.
  • Demonstrate competence in solo performance (vocal or instrumental), and in a variety of ensemble settings.
  • Demonstrate competence in leadership and entrepreneurship in regard to professional practices in the field music education.

Programs

Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in General Music

Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Choral Music

Bachelor of Music in Music Education with a concentration in Instrumental Music

Master of Music with a specialty in Musical Education

Master in Music with a specialty in Musical Education ONLINE

Admission requirements

Admission to the university programs of the Conservatory of Music is based on the audition process and/or admission exam determined by each career.

High school requirements

Requirements for master's degree

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