School of Music
Graduate Degree Programs


School of Music
Mason Hall
The State University of New York at Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151

Master of Music in Music Education

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.

Admission Requirements:
- Bachelor of Music in Music Education
- Audition (Required for students choosing the performance recital as their final project. Please note special audition requirements for your instrument/voice.)


Master of Music in Performance

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 Performance - Collaborative Piano Track is an intensive program for pianists interested in developing an expertise in the vocal and instrumental collaborative repertoire. The program's 38 hours of coursework includes courses in lyric diction, song literature, opera coaching, and instrumental chamber music as well as history and theory. The degree culminates in a recital and comprehensive oral exam. 

Admission Requirements:
- Bachelor of Music
- Audition (Please note special audition requirements)



Master of Music in Theory/Composition

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.

Admission Requirements:
- Bachelor of Music with appropriate concentration in theory or composition
- Review of undergraduate analytical or compositional achievement
- On-campus Interview



Master of Music in Music Therapy

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 >>




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