Program Overview:

The master of arts in music degree is designed to provide an opportunity for students with an undergraduate degree in music to continue their musical education by implementing an integration of studies in music and other supporting areas designed to broaden the student’s experience and knowledge in music and its application to a variety of professional and personal goals. Students in the master of arts program at Concordia can improve musical skills, enhance their musical education, and earn an advanced degree that may lead to career advancement or further musical study. While the program has some flexibility to allow students to focus on specific areas of interest, it is not a performance degree or a degree in a specific area of music.

Program Highlights & Benefits:

  • 2 year completion time
  • Successful completion of 33 semester hours of coursework including the master’s capstone experience.
  • The master's program may be completed in four consecutive terms (summer, fall, spring, summer) or five consecutive summer terms.
  • On-campus format

Entrance Requirements

Students applying for the Master of Arts degree in music will:

  • hold an undergraduate degree in music or its equivalent, with studies in the field of specialty
  • show evidence of completing a senior recital, research paper, or composition at undergraduate level
  • pass entrance exams in music theory, aural skills, and music history
  • demonstrate performance ability by audition in instrument or voice
  • demonstrate piano skills equivalent to the intermediate level
  • articulate an area of interest in music, such as performance, piano pedagogy, composition or research

Students with undergraduate deficiencies may satisfy the entrance requirements by taking undergraduate level work, any available review courses, or by self‐study and examination. Deficiencies in music theory, music history or aural skills should be removed by re‐examination before the close of the second term of graduate study. Courses taken to satisfy deficiencies may not be counted toward the graduate degree.

NOTE: This is only an introduction of the program. You are responsible to review the Graduate Catalog for program details.