The two-year curriculum leading to the Master of Music (MM) degree focuses on studio and ensemble work, supplemented by academic course requirements in musicology and theoretical studies, as well as electives. Additional study is provided through frequent masterclasses, guest artists, and repertoire classes.

The educational prerequisite for entry into the Master of Music is a bachelor's degree.

The MM is offered in the majors listed below. Please use these links to find specific information pertaining to your intended major, including degree requirements and course offerings.

Strings: Violin, Viola, Violoncello, Double Bass, Harp, Guitar

Woodwinds: Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone

Brass: Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba


Conducting: Choral, Wind Ensemble


Collaborative Piano

Jazz Studies: Jazz Performance, Jazz Composition

Contemporary Improvisation

Voice: Vocal Performance, Vocal Pedagogy

Historical Performance



Music Theory


Second Master of Music Degree

Graduate students who are enrolled in the Master's program may earn a second Master of Music degree. At the end of their first year, students interested in pursuing this second Master's should consult with their Academic Advisor, then submit a proposed curriculum for approval by the department chair, Dean of Students, and Dean of the College. Pursuing a second Master's degree involves a formal approval process. Current students should see their Academic Advisor for details.

The program requires at least two additional full-time semesters; students will be charged additional tuition for their second studio (see Tuition and Fees). Students must take all courses for the first major and any additional courses required for the second. Students hoping to earn a second Master's degree should anticipate enrolling in four additional semesters of studio; however, they may petition for permission to meet their requirements with only two more. Such petitions will only be considered when the two fields of study are closely related. Furthermore, such petitions require the approval of the new department chair, Academic Advisor, Dean of Students, and Dean of the College. Under no circumstances may a student enroll in two studios in the same field simultaneously.