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Masters in Music

The Master of Music is designed to develop professional and scholarly competence in a wide range of artistic and cultural areas. Seven concentration areas are available: conducting choral, conducting instrumental, music education, music theory/composition, performance, performance collaborative piano, and performance pedagogy.

Curricula are very flexible and may be customized according to each student's interests such as jazz performance and composition, chamber music, specialization in instrument families, media, or accompanying. The program is composed of a minimum of 30 credit hours and requires participation in one major ensemble each semester.

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For application deadlines and application materials, visit the Graduate School's application information page.

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Additional Application Materials

In addition to the general Graduate School application materials, you must also have:

  • Audition for applied areas
  • Audio Recordings when on-site audition not possible because of distance involved
  • Preliminary Exam in music theory and music history for placement purposes
  • Scholarly paper or scores for theory/composition concentration

GRE scores are not required. Contact the program's graduate coordinator for more details.


Dr. Catherine Roche-Wallace
Phone: 337-482-5208
Angelle Hall, 135

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