Music Performance Degree

The opportunity to perform comes with the responsibility to master the performance. The 30-unit Master of Music in Performance degree intensifies performance preparation for professional musicians seeking graduate-level training and experiential opportunities. Students benefit from concentrated interaction with School of Music faculty and outside professionals. The music performance degree program requirements include core courses and specialization in one of the following: piano and organ, vocal performance, instrumental performance, and keyboard collaborative arts.

Program Highlights

  • Freedom to integrate faith into music performance
  • Private teachers who are working professionals from Los Angeles, New York, and abroad
  • Access to the greater Los Angeles area, which provides performance opportunities in many different venues including musicals, operas, church concerts, recording studios, orchestras, jazz bands, etc.
  • The Artist Concert Series and Artist in Residence program, which provide students the opportunity to interact with active professional musicians, including performers, composers, arrangers, and conductors

Learn more about the program and our faculty. View performances on APU Symphony Orchestra's YouTube channel.

School of Music Accreditation

A degree from Azusa Pacific University is respected and recognized internationally, and accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). The university is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).

University Reputation

Azusa Pacific University secured a place in the most prestigious category of U.S. News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges 2017 rankings, placing at No. 183 in Tier One of the National Universities category. In addition, The Princeton Review named APU as 1 of 124 institutions in the 2017 Best Colleges in the West, Forbes ranked APU among the best schools in the nation for 2017, and G.I. Jobs named APU a Military Friendly School for 2017, placing APU among the top 15 percent of schools in the country helping military students reach their education dreams.

Note: This information is current for the 2019-20 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.