The School of Music offers one of the most comprehensive graduate programs in the country. The Master of Music program ranks 12th among the approximately 300 public institutions offering graduate degrees in the most recent survey by the U.S. NEWS AND WORLD REPORT (the only national ranking of music programs). The music program at KU is a Charter Member (1928) of the National Association of Schools of Music and is the only institution authorized by the Kansas Board of Regents to grant doctoral degrees in music.
Faculty members at KU are active performers and researchers with approximately 400 publications/presentations of their research/creative activities per year throughout the world. KU Music alumni are members of major symphony orchestras, opera companies and recording studios, are faculty members at the nation’s finest colleges and universities, and hold leadership positions throughout the music profession.
Master of Music (MM)
Accompanying, Church Music (Choral or Organ emphasis), Composition, Conducting (Band, Choral, Orchestra;) Music Theory, Musicology and Performance (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, opera, voice, organ, piano, carillon).
Master of Music Education (MME)
Music Education or Music Therapy. For more information, click here.
Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA)
Church Music (Choral or Organ emphasis), Composition, Conducting (Band, Choral, Orchestral) and Performance (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, viola, cello, double bass, voice, organ, piano).
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Music Education (Music Education or Music Therapy emphasis), click here, for more information, Music Theory, Musicology.
The Doctoral Program Profile for the Department of MUSIC can be found here: http://www.graduate.ku.edu/node/310. Questions about the data in the profiles should be directed to the Office of Graduate Studies at Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Questions about the academic programs should be directed to the respective department.
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