Dear UMass Music Education Alumni,
We hope that you are well during these challenging times! We are reaching out to request your input as we begin to revise the curriculum for the Bachelor of Music Degree in Music Education. Our intent is to improve the preparation of our students as effective, musically well-rounded, and socially-responsive music educators. This large-scale undertaking must comply with Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) licensure regulations and National Association of Schools of Music (NASM) accreditation guidelines and be approved by the full Department of Music & Dance faculty.
If you haven't yet done so, we ask you to complete a survey regarding the relevance of your undergraduate experience in preparing you for a music education career. Please set aside at least 20-25 minutes for the survey, but spend as long as you would like to provide as much information as you can. Feel free to share this email and survey link with other UMass Amherst undergraduate music education alumni:
This survey is now open until Friday, December 11, 2020. Responses will then be collated and shared with the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee; the identities of survey respondents will not be disclosed. Only music education faculty will have access to identifying information. The data will help to inform our discussions and revisions to the curriculum.
We continue to care deeply about the success of the music education program at UMass Amherst and appreciate your thoughtful input. Thank you so much for your time and assistance!
Lisa J. Lehmberg, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Coordinator of Music Education
Daniel J. Albert, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Music Education
Stephen A. Paparo, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Music Education
Please complete this survey regarding the relevance of your undergraduate experience at UMass Amherst in preparing you for a music education career. Set aside at least 20-25 minutes, but spend as long as you would like to provide as much information as you can. Feel free to share the survey link wit...