The Department of Music is designed to provide a sound musical education to students wishing to fulfill themselves as performers, scholars, or teachers, as well as other musical pursuits. To achieve this aim, the music program provides intensive training in mutually dependent areas as related components of a total music experience: history of music, world music, composition, theory, and performance. The Department of Music offers the degrees of:
- M.A. and Ph.D. in composition, ethnomusicology, musicology and theory;
- M.M. in choral conducting, keyboard (piano), piano accompanying, strings, voice, and woodwinds & brass;
- D.M.A. in choral conducting, keyboard (piano), strings, horn, and voice.
The Department also offers combined M.A./Ph.D. and M.M./D.M.A. programs to qualified students in the relevant disciplines.
Please note, until further notice, applications to the graduate orchestral conducting program will not be considered. If you have questions about the graduate orchestral conducting program, please contact the Department of Music directly.