The Master of Music (M.M.) degree program is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold the bachelor’s degree and who seek graduate musical training and classroom learning to prepare themselves more fully for careers as professional musicians.
Length of Program
The minimum residency to complete the program is two years. Extensions to the normal residency are only granted for valid reasons and may affect financial aid eligibility.
The minimum number of credits required to complete the degree is 54 (56 in Jazz Studies; 72 in Collaborative Piano; 62 in Historical Performance). The distribution of those credits by major appears in each program.
A graduation recital is required of all Voice and instrumental majors. In place of a recital, Composition and Conducting majors must demonstrate artistic accomplishment equivalent to that required for the recital. That equivalency will be determined by the respective departmental faculties.
Students are evaluated on an individual basis for most departmental studies.
Performance Ensembles comprise work in large and small ensembles as well as projects during the residencies of visiting artists, including master classes. A minimum of one year of Chamber Music is required.
Graduate Courses: One from Core Seminars in Music History and one from Core Seminars in Music Theory.