The graduate programs in the School of Music are designed to preserve and develop an art form that is essential to human progress and well-being and to provide advanced instruction in the art and craft of music.
The School of Music provides graduate education in composition, music education, musicology, and music performance, and it maintains accreditation for all of its degree programs through the National Association of Schools of Music.
Two degrees are offered through the School of Music: Music—MA, Music—MM. A music minor is also offered.
The School of Music has an average enrollment of seventy graduate students from various U.S. and international areas. The average time for a student to complete a master’s degree in music is two years.
Department Chair: Kirt Saville
Graduate Coordinator: Claudine Bigelow
The Harris Fine Arts Center, which houses the School of Music, contains two concert halls and numerous practice rooms for music, dance, and theatre.
Graduate students have opportunities to perform individually and with groups in both the Madsen Recital Hall and the de Jong Concert Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center.
For a more detailed description of the graduate program requirements, see the online School of Music Graduate Handbook on the School of Music's website.
The School of Music offers four types of graduate awards: assistantships, internships, performance awards, and scholarships.