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The School of Music offers Master of Music degrees in music composition, music education, music performance, and music theory. Our outstanding facilities, world-class faculty, and numerous ensemble experiences provide an environment for artistic and academic success.

The Master of Music in Music Education provides students with opportunities to deepen their understanding of the historical, philosophical, psychological, and cultural aspects of music education; increase their knowledge and skill in music teaching and learning; and further develop their dispositions as reflective practitioners and mentors. Students will acquire a fundamental knowledge of research techniques and scholarly writing standards, and learn how to apply these to their work as teachers.

The Master of Music in Performance programs offer conservatory-type performance training and complement this with academic offerings directly related to careers in performance. These students graduate with performance and entrepreneurial skills enabling entry into the profession or further studies.

The Master of Music in Music Theory program offers students an opportunity to deepen and refine their knowledge of music theory, and to continue developing their analytical, keyboard, and aural skills. Most MM students gain valuable teaching experience as graduate assistants. Students who complete this course of study are qualified to teach pre-college or community college courses, or to apply for admission to a doctoral program.