Summer Semesters vs Full Time MM
Date: February 10, 2016
I am currently looking into starting a Masters degree (most likely in Music Ed emph. Choral Conducting). I can't decide if I would rather work full-time and complete in summer semesters (which a few schools seem to offer specifically for teachers) or go back as a full-time student, which may include some of the performance-based benefits of a Master's program. Does anyone have suggestions or guidance in this situation? Thanks in advance.
For some background info, I graduated in 2012 with a BME from University of Kansas. After graduating, I started teaching general music for international schools. After 4 years of elementary general, I am hoping to grow into a secondary choral position with the leverage of a Master's Degree.