Northwestern University has been in the forefront of music education for decades, producing literally thousands of teachers that can be found throughout the world.

Flexible programs offer a wide array of coursework as well as options for double majors, added certification, and many opportunities for independent study. Classes are small so that students receive individual attention from faculty who are vitally interested in issues of creative and critical thinking, philosophically based education, student-centered learning, issues of social context, and music technology.

The Doctoral Research Center CSEME (Center for the Study of Education and the Musical Experience) engages graduate students in creative study side by side with faculty, a feature that makes this program especially innovative.

The graduate student support provided to PhD students includes year-round tuition and stipend and fully subsidized health insurance.