Out-of-state: $24,300 (30 credit hours per year). New England residents may qualify for tuition breaks. See details and other costs
May include scholarships, grants, & work-study. Explore aid
No fee to apply. SAT & ACT scores optional. Audition required. Early action & year-round admissions. View application process & deadlines
Driving the future of music education
Our alumni have a 100% job placement rate and are routinely recognized for teaching excellence including being named Maine New Music Teacher of the Year. Along with teaching in public schools in the U.S. and internationally, our graduates hold teaching positions in community music schools, church music programs, and state music educator associations.
Prepare for a profession deeply committed to inspiring a love for music. Study a multi-level curriculum in music theory, ear training, musicology, applied music, conducting, chamber music and ensembles, in addition to music education methods courses, field work, and teaching internships.
Faculty of distinguished educators & performers
Our faculty regularly present their work at national and international conferences and publish in practitioner journals and books. They maintain a deep network of professional connections while sharing research results with students and continually advancing best practices in music education.
K-12 music teacher certification
pon graduation, you’ll qualify for K-12 teacher certification in music education through the Maine Department of Education. Qualifications are transferable for certification in many other states.
Scholarships for Music Education majors
We offer Merit Scholarships as well as scholarships specifically for Music Education majors. Keep in mind that there are deadlines for all scholarship opportunities. Be sure to apply and audition by each respective deadline.
Our performance season
Attend and engage in our Faculty Concert Series; the Southern Maine Symphony Orchestra; Scholarship Gala; Chamber Singers; University Chorale; Concert Band; our annual musical; opera; ensembles of jazz, vocal jazz, winds, and composers; as well as student recitals, masterclasses, and performances by internationally known guest musicians.
Do you live in New England?
You may be eligible for a special reduced tuition rate, as part of the New England Regional Student Program (RSP).
Talent of the highest caliber
In order to be accepted into the Osher School of Music and join a group of other talented musicians, students must first audition as part of the application process.