Master of Music in Music Performance


The M.M. in Music Performance offers advanced study in an applied area of music specialization, along with graduate-level academic study in subjects such as musicology and theory. The program prepares you to become a professional performer, conductor, or composer, depending on your area of specialization.

The M.M. degree program usually takes two years of full-time study to complete, or 3-5 years of part-time study (7 years maximum). The Master of Music degree may be earned through part-time study, full-time study or a combination of both.

Specialization Options

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Voice or Instrument (includes Jazz Studies) – Areas of concentration include classical guitar, piano, percussion, saxophone, harp, all orchestral strings, woodwind and brass instruments; or jazz instruments (saxophone, trumpet, piano, guitar, string bass, and drum set). 

The minimum requirements for each option are:

  • Complete 30 credits
  • Perform a 55-minute voice or instrument recital
  • Pass a written comprehensive examination

Please see the Program Requirements page for details about each option. 

To apply for a Master of Music, please visit and follow the instructions: