Master of Arts in Music (GF20)
Smith Music Hall 307 (map)
Dr. Stephen Lawson
Smith Music Hall 303
Areas of Emphasis Offered: Music Composition | Music Education | Music History/Literature | Music Performance Certificates: None.
Curriculum: 32-36 credit hours.
Normal time to complete for full-time student: 2 years.
The program will prepare students for careers in performance, education, and other music related fields who will make a positive impact on their artistic discipline and on schools and communities. Additionally, the Department will provide enriching experiences for those who will continue their musical activities as an avocation; and to cultivate within the region an increased awareness of the educational, cultural, and aesthetic aspects of music
The program is committed to these goals: o provide a nurturing environment for musical, academic and personal growth; to educate students to think critically, work creatively, communicate effectively, and become technologically literate; to function as a visible, responsible and responsive student-centered department dedicated to academic excellence; o maintain a faculty of musicians/teachers who, through dedication to excellence, sound pedagogy and effective communication skills, present models that inspire students to achieve their full potential; to meet educational, research, and service needs of the region through collaboration with academic and technical institutions, businesses, government agencies, and cultural organizations; to contribute to the cultural life of the university and community by providing concerts, recitals, festivals, joint musical ventures and other services; o provide leadership within the university and the region in all matters pertaining to music.
Jobs Related to this Program:
For more information, please click on the links below to the O*NET website supported by the U.S. Department of Labor.
- 27-2042.02 Musicians, Instrumental
- 25-1121.00 Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary
- 27-2041.04 Music Composers and Arrangers
- 27-2041.00 Music Directors and Composers
- 27-2042.00 Musicians and Singers
Application deadline for AdmissionFall enrollment: August 1; Spring enrollment: December 1; Summer enrollment: May 1
Audition required: contact Graduate Studies Coordinator for information.