Master of Music

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The Master of Music (MM) 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, carillon, and harp
  • 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.

Questions about the academic programs should be directed to area faculty and general questions can be sent to

Degree Requirements

Brass and Percussion


Church Music - Choral Emphasis / Organ Emphasis

Conducting - Choral / Orchestral / Wind (Band)

Composition / Jazz Composition


Music Theory

Opera Performance

Organ Performance

Piano - Performance / Pedagogy




To request an archived version of the degree progress check sheet from the semester you were admitted, contact