Graduate Studies

The Division of Music offers graduate studies leading to the Master of Music degree in Music Education (with optional emphasis in conducting) and the Master of Music degree in Performance. These majors are fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Individualized curricula are designed to meet students’ interests and needs while offering a balanced program of academic and professional courses. If you’re interested in pursuing a graduate degree in Performance with a concentration in Percussion, please visit the Percussion Studies site for more information.

Entrance Requirements

In addition to gaining admission to the University (please visit Graduate Admissions to learn more), all students wishing to pursue graduate studies in music must pass an entry audition.  Auditions should include prepared selections under the following guidelines:


  • A minimum of four songs or arias covering the four standard languages (Italian, German, French, and English) including at least one aria
  • All selections must be memorized

For additional information about graduate entry, please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook.