School of Music

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 Graduate Handbook (PDF) pdf icon or Graduate Handbook (Word). Word icon

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.

Information regarding a graduate assistantship specific to violin performance can be found at Graduate Assistant in Violin (PDF)

Further information appears in the Graduate Handbook.

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