Master of Music

Welcome to Graduate Studies in Music. The Master of Music program provides graduate level study in the following options: (1) Performance, which will result in the improvement of students’ musical skills and techniques, as well as knowledge of music literature beyond the scope of undergraduate training; (2) Pedagogy (Music Education), which will provide graduate level knowledge to teach at the elementary, secondary, college, and university levels; and, (3) Ethnomusicology, which will provide music students the opportunity for concentrated study in the area of ethnomusicology with an emphasis on the folk styles, instruments, literature, and music history of Mexico.  Most of our graduate students are employed in the community and thus are part-time.  We cater to their schedules therefore our courses are offered after 5pm.  A completed Bachelor’s degree in Music is highly recommended.

Please review the Graduate Student Handbook for important information regarding the program.

Time to Degree:  Minimum of 4 semesters as a full time student (9 credit hours per semester), 6 semesters as a part-time student (6 credit hours per semester).

Total Credit Hours: 36 hours

Areas of Concentration/Options: 
  • Music Performance (Non-Thesis)
  • Music Performance (Thesis)
  • Music Education (Final Project)
  • Music Education (Thesis)
  • Ethnomusicology (Thesis)

Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)


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