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School of Music Graduate Program

The School of Music offers the Master of Music degree. Students may specialize in Music Education, Performance (Instrumental, Vocal, Piano, and Organ), Piano Pedagogy, Conducting (Choral and Instrumental), Music Composition, Musicology, and Jazz Studies (Performance and Composition). The School of Music is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Objectives of the Graduate Music Program:

  • To prepare students for further graduate study at the doctoral level and/or careers in performance and teaching
  • To challenge students to increase their knowledge of theory, history and aesthetics of music and to provide appropriate opportunities for them to develop a high level of cognitive musical and creative skills.
  • To equip students with analytical, conceptual, historical, technical and artistic skills to be successful in their chosen field.

Graduate Handbook

Current and prospective students of the Master of Music program may find complete information here about policies and procedures at the School of Music. This document contains step-by-step details regarding application procedures, degree requirements, advisory and comprehensive exams, recital and thesis preparation, graduation, and graduate assistantships.
It is available in PDF format pdf icon or Word Document format. Word icon

Summer Program

Designed especially for the practicing teacher, the School of Music also offers a four-year summer session Master’s program in music education. Detailed information may be found in the Graduate Handbook.

This year's summer program brochure may be viewed here. We are now accepting students for enrollment!

Graduate Assistantships

A number of graduate assistantships are available each year to qualified applicants. Music graduate assistantships provide the student with a tuition waiver and a monthly stipend in return for 13-20 hours per week of work in the department. Graduate assistants have the opportunity to work closely with faculty in teaching, performance, and the directing and administration of performing ensembles.

Further information appears in the Graduate Handbook.

Important Links

Here are some useful downloadable links for Graduate Program.