Music Performance Degree

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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
Study Under a Faculty-Mentor

Learn how earning a master’s degree in music with a mentor-based approach can help you prepare for a future career in music.

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 2019 rankings, and also ranked No. 22 for First-Year Experience, No. 23 in Service Learning, and No. 31 in Campus Ethnic Diversity. In addition, Forbes and The Princeton Review included Azusa Pacific in their America’s Top Colleges 2019 and 2020 Best Western Colleges rankings, respectively. Azusa Pacific is also a military-friendly Yellow Ribbon University, serving more than 500 military-connected students and families, and is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as an R2 Doctoral Research University.

Note: This information is current for the 2020-21 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.