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The master of music is designed as a two-year program that offers in-depth study for students highly gifted in music performance, music education, music theory, composition, or research.

Students seeking this degree are required to complete 30-32 hours of course work, culminating in a creative project, recital, research paper, or thesis near the end of their degree work.

This degree plan requires an audition or portfolio review for admission; all students are also required to complete a master’s oral exit exam in their final semester.

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Online Concentration in Music Education

With our online option, you can earn your master's with a music education concentration while still teaching full-time. Enjoy the same rigor of on-campus study in a 100% online format. Learn more.

Areas of Study

Review the current School of Music Graduate Handbook for specific program contents and requirements.

  • music performance
  • conducting
  • woodwind performance
  • piano chamber music/accompanying
  • music education
  • music theory
  • composition
  • history and musicology 

For more information, fill out our request form, visit the course catalog, or download the graduate student handbook.

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Paying for Your Education

School of Music Assistantships

An assistantship is an excellent opportunity to work closely with faculty, gain hands-on experience, and it provides a waiver of most of your tuition costs and a stipend. Learn more.

Ready to Apply?

Select the Master of Music (MM) concentration you are interested in to see our admission requirements. Then complete our online application.

Audition Information

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The School of Music is home to two cutting-edge recital halls, nearly 10,000 square feet of dedicated recording studio space, and a plethora of practice rooms, rehearsal spaces, classrooms, and teaching studios. Take a closer look.

Entrepreneurial Studies

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The certificate in entrepreneurial music features an exciting environment where students take creative risks; develop entrepreneurial, marketing, networking, and grant-writing skills; and learn from successful artists/entrepreneurs. Through the 15-hour curriculum of both music and business courses, students learn valuable skills for success as musicians and entrepreneurs in the 21st century. School of Music students pursuing either the Master of Music or the Master of Arts can add this certificate program to their degree plans. Learn more.

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