The Department of Music offers programs leading to the degree of Master of Arts with options in Composition, Conducting, and Musicology. Each program emphasizes a specific core curriculum that is complemented by a range of supportive courses that foster a broad knowledge of music. There is also enough room for electives (nearly a third of the degree) so that each student may tailor course-work to fit his or her personal interests and needs. Graduates have established successful careers in performance, conducting, public school teaching, college teaching, and research. The program also serves as excellent preparation for doctoral study.
Graduate students interested in earning teacher certification in music should apply for a Master of Arts in Teaching (M.A.T.), offered through the Department of Education.