Music, MA

This is the first version of the 2024–25 General Catalog. Please check back regularly for changes. The final edition and the historical PDF will be published during the fall semester.

The MA concentrations in performance, conducting, jazz studies, composition, music theory, musicology, music therapy, and music education require a recital, capstone project, or thesis. Performance majors present a public recital in place of a written thesis. Music therapy majors complete a capstone research project. Jazz studies majors present a public recital and a separate performance project. The Master of Arts in music education is offered with thesis and nonthesis options.

Learning Outcomes

  • Acquisition of knowledge and skills that will prepare students for careers in performance or academia.
  • Knowledge and skills in one or more fields of music outside the student's area of study, such as theory, musicology, performance, composition, etc.
  • Preparation for doctoral study in music.