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 Master of Music (M.M.)


The Master of Music (M.M.) degree requires a minimum of 30 credits and is designed to further the student’s knowledge, practice and experience in the following areas of study:

  • Performance instruments: flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, French horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, opera, voice, organ, piano, and carillon
  • Church Music with choral or organ emphasis
  • Conducting: Choral, Orchestral, Wind
  • Music Composition
  • Musicology
  • Music Theory

Students will be studying with faculty members who are nationally and internationally recognized in their fields and their instruments. Courses in Music Theory and Musicology are part of the in depth exploration of advanced music as are private instruction, ensemble  and chamber music opportunities, and either a final performance recital or thesis.

With this degree, students can go on to pursue doctoral studies in music, establish private studios, audition for music ensembles, or create their own challenges in music or music-related endeavors.


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School of Music Events
Music students present hundreds of public concerts every year
Students perform in KU choirs, concert bands, pep bands, ensembles, symphony orchestra, and jazz combos
The school owns one of the greatest jazz record collections in the world
KU Wind Ensemble performed the world premiere of the symphony "In the Shadow of No Towers" at Carnegie Hall
One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
26 prestigious Rhodes Scholars — more than all other Kansas colleges combined
Nearly $290 million in financial aid annually