The Master of Arts degree in Music is offered for students desiring a graduate degree with a breadth of music study. The degree program can be tailored to meet specific interests and abilities in consultation with graduate advisers.
Admission to the Program
In addition to University requirements for admission to graduate study, applicants must have a baccalaureate in music from an accredited college or university. All applicants must take a graduate placement examination in music. In addition, students must seek advisement and have a program filed in the Music Department before being admitted to classified standing.
Students intending to pursue a graduate degree in music who do not have an undergraduate degree in music are required to pass or show proficiency in the core undergraduate music curriculum before being classified. The core curriculum includes music theory, musicianship, music history, technology and piano proficiency (please refer to the description of the core curriculum in the section describing the undergraduate degree programs in the Department of Music for a list of these expected courses).