Graduate Studies in Music

For information and guidance, contact Dr. Chris Combest, the Director of Graduate Studies in the School of Music.

Graduate Degree Programs

We offer the Master of Music (M.M.) degree with specializations in:

Collaborative PianoConductingJazz StudiesMusic CompositionMusic Education (online) MusicologyPerformance

Application for Graduate Admissions

Apply to Graduate School. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for study beginning in Fall, Spring, or Summer, but deadlines apply. Consult the College of Graduate Studies for relevant deadlines.
Information regarding graduate admission for international students is available here.

Admission Requirements for M.M. Specializations

Collaborative Piano ApplicationConducting ApplicationJazz Studies ApplicationMusic Composition ApplicationMusic Education ApplicationMusicology ApplicationPerformance Application

Apply for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship

For full consideration for a Graduate Teaching Assistantship (GTA), both your application for admission and your GTA application must be completed by February 16, 2024. Click here for more information. The application for the GTA can be located here. 

Current Graduate Students

Music History Diagnostic ExamMusic Theory Diagnostic ExamComprehensive Exam GuidelinesGraduate Students in MusicGraduate Student Handbook