The program leading to the Master of Music degree provides training for increased professional competence in performance, pedagogy, conducting, composition. It should be distinguished carefully from the research-oriented program that leads to the academic degree of Master of Arts.
Admission requirements include an audition for performance and conducting applicants and submission of a composition portfolio for composition applicants.
A minimum of 36 credits is required, of which 30 must be earned at the University Park campus. At least one-half of the required credits must be at the 500 level.
Depending on the major option, a professional project in performance, conducting, or composition is required. A master's paper and a comprehensive examination also are required in certain areas.