UH Mānoa music ed department among nation’s top ‘best value’ programs

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The University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa Department of Music earned top rankings in a national survey of music education programs. UH Mānoa’s MA in Music Education ranked fourth out of the 15 top programs in the U.S. in the 2021 edition of Best Value Schools. The evaluation is based on tuition and estimated completion time.

“We are proud to offer a high quality master’s program that is financially accessible to our students,” said UH Assistant Professor of Music Jennifer Blackwell.

The Best Value Schools review specializes in helping students find relevant universities and programs that are affordable. The UH Mānoa music education program’s top priority is to improve the quality of music education in schools across Hawaiʻi.

“The UH Mānoa Music Department is the only institution that offers the MA in music education degree in the state,” said Chet-Yeng Loong, music education chair at UH Mānoa. “85% of the students in the program are full-time public and private school music teachers.

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