Music & Music Education Department


Department of Music and Music Education is the comprehensive music school of the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts, Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris – from the classroom to the concert hall, and from faculty-led groups to those run exclusively by students.

There are several levels of degree that students can take within the music department: Graduate students can earn a PhD and Master Degree in one of the two mains areas of our Graduate Program-Ethnomusicology and Music Education-and within those rubrics is the opportunity to focus on theory or ethnomusicology. Undergraduate students can major in music with an emphasis on Music Education, Music Business, Music Performance and Music Directing. Music Performance, Music Composition and Music Technology degrees are currently being developed, and will be offered soon.

Students are able to join with our various ensembles such as our Symphony Orchestra, Big Band, String Ensembles, Choir, Wind Ensembles, and the Traditional Malay Ensembles (Keroncong, Asli, Ghazal, Gambus, and Wayang Kulit). To augment practical training, students are encouraged to experience these diverse performing and stage activities as part of the coursework. With our top quality facilities student are able to fulfill their dreams on achieving a top quality education.

What matters most to us at the Department of Music and Music Education is an intense focus on the art of music, carried out in a school which places the one-to-one work of student and teacher at the heart of the musical experience. We believed that music is best served this way-a tradition passed along hand to hand, mind to mind, heart to heart.


Our vision is to be an excellent department in the education of music in order to generate holistic, well balanced and skillful professional musicians.


To generate and enhance knowledge in music through teaching, research, publication, performance and innovation leading to life-long service to and advocacy for the arts.


“Music: Excellent in Performance and Education”