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Master of Music in Applied Music

In addition to advanced studies on their instrument, the student who chooses the Master of Music in Applied Music (Performance) option will develop a refined knowledge of the literature composed for that instrument and will also learn the teaching and technical approaches that have been developed for that musical medium. Performing opportunities, both solo and collaborative, are an important component of the degree candidate's studies.


The Master of Music is a 32 hour degree. In addition to applied lessons and courses in repertoire and pedagogy, each option includes courses in music research and bibliography, music theory, and music history. Elective courses permit the student to explore additional interests. Students complete a final degree project that is the creative component of the degree plan. A final oral examination is also part of the degree requirements.

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