The Master of Music degree may be taken in preparation for a career in music performance, music theory and analysis, music composition, or private applied studio instruction. It may also serve as a foundation leading to doctoral study. Its primary emphasis is on development of the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of the musician.
The course for the Master of Music degree requires a rigorous and thorough approach to exploring many aspects of music. Degree candidates study to advance their performance skills, strengthen their abilities to investigate, organize, integrate and evaluate information, and develop their overall professional expertise. Students in this program are expected to possess the self-motivation and discipline to complete the individual study, research and project preparation that constitutes the majority of the degree program. The Department of Music and Dramatic Arts is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.
The Master of Music degree program has other strengths: