The Master of Music in Music Education prepares students for higher levels of education and provides the academic qualifications required for Professional Teaching Certification in New York State. Final project options include thesis, performance recital or composition/arrangement.
This degree requires successful completion of either 30 or 36 semester hours of coursework. The 30-hour track requires a final project. The 36-hour track is available to practicing teachers and does not require a final project. Both tracks require comprehensive final examinations. Coursework is divided between music education, theory/history and elective courses.
The Master of Music in Performance (possible tracks: Orchestral Instruments, Conducting, Piano, Collaborative Piano or Voice) requires at minimum successful completion of 30 semester hours of coursework (Orchestral Instruments, Conducting & Piano tracks) or 34 semester hours of coursework (voice track), which is divided between performance training, theory/history and elective courses. A comprehensive oral examination and performance culminate the program.
The Master of Music in Theory/Composition requires a concentration in either theory or composition. This degree requires successful completion of 30 hours of coursework, which is divided between theory or composition courses, as well as history and studio instruction and electives. A thesis (theory project or composition) and comprehensive oral examination are required.
The Master of Music Therapy program requires completion of 48 credit hours of graduate-level courses. This includes the core music graduate curriculum, core music therapy courses and mental health courses (Psychopathology and Developmental Psychology). The program is designed with the needs of full-time working music therapists in mind and may be pursued on a part-time basis. View the curriculum checklist >>