Timothy Shade, director
David MacDonald, graduate coordinator

Graduate degree programs in the School of Music are designed to extend and broaden the professional competency of those desiring careers in music. Students may pursue graduate studies in chamber music, conducting, history-literature, music education, pedagogy, performance and composition. While providing for advanced training in the specific skills of music, these graduate programs help to cultivate the student’s capacity to think — to consider impersonally, dispassionately and without prejudice any problem related to the art of music.

Master of Music

The School of Music offers the following Master of Music degrees: MM in conducting, MM in history-literature, MM in opera performance, MM in piano pedagogy, MM in composition, MM in chamber music, MM in piano accompanying and MM in performance. Within the MM in performance degree, emphases in organ, piano, strings/wind/percussion, and voice are offered.

Master of Music Education

The Master of Music Education (MME) program allows for concentrations in choral music, elementary music, instrumental conducting, instrumental music (with recital option), music in special education, and voice. Conducting option may be elected (with approval) in the choral program.