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Graduate Programs

The graduate programs in the School of Music offer a Master of Music in Conducting, Performance, Music Education, and Composition. Merging classical and contemporary musical training within a Christian academic setting, these programs prepare individuals for advanced studies or for success in their chosen careers.

Building on technical proficiency, School of Music graduate students enter into advanced opportunities that test musical agility and challenge mental dexterity. Through participation in ensembles, workshops, research, and assistantships, they govern their musicianship with intellectual and artistic maturity.

The School of Music maintains a unique program compared to other schools, merging classical and contemporary musical training all within a Christian academic setting. Faculty members serve each student personally, ensuring a strong learning environment in combination with a well-balanced academic setting and diverse performance opportunities. The school is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

Programs Offered

Master’s Degrees

Composition, M.M.

The Master of Music in Composition prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of composition and arranging.

Conducting, M.M.

The Master of Music in Conducting prepares musicians for professional careers in the specialized and competitive field of conducting.

Education, M.M.

The Master of Music Education prepares current and prospective teaching professionals as school music specialists qualified to lead K-12 music programs in both private and public sectors.

  • Choral
  • Instrumental
Performance, M.M.

The Master of Music in Performance allows specialization in instrumental performance, keyboard collaborative arts, piano and organ performance, and vocal performance.

  • Instrumental
  • Keyboard Collaborative Arts
  • Piano and Organ
  • Vocal

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”

Victor Hugo
19th Century Novelist

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.