Master of Music
Welcome Prospective Student
The graduate program in music is designed to furnish specialized professional training supported by competence in those fundamental areas needed by all musicians. Emphasis is placed on the personal growth and development of the student toward individual goals. The program is large enough to provide ample variety yet small enough to allow personal attention to each student. While students are given considerable responsibility in all phases of the educational program, faculty guidance is constantly available. The Department is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music. The degree in music education is accredited by the National Council for the Accreditation of Teacher Education. The University is fully accredited by the North Central Association.
Master of Music Degree
The Master of Music degree is offered with specialization in the following areas: performance, keyboard pedagogy emphasis, composition, music education, and music history. Information on areas of study can be found on this website. Please read all of the information in the graduate admission section carefully. Application deadline for Graduate Teaching Assistantships and international students is February 1 for Fall admission. Domestic applications will be accepted after that date.
Student Learning Outcomes
Content Knowledge: Advanced knowledge underpinning all concentrations of music demonstrated through Comprehensive Examinations or Comprehensive Portfolio/Graduate Report.
Research Skills: Cognition of bibliographic resources, research methodology, and interpretive analysis demonstrated through advanced scholarship appropriate to specific concentrations in the field of music.
Interpretive Skills: Expressive musical interpretations communicated through performance.