Master’s in Music – Marshall University

The Master’s in Music degree program prepares 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 provides students with a nurturing environment for musical, academic and personal growth. Students are taught to think critically, work creatively, communicate effectively, and become technologically literate, and to function as a visible, responsible student dedicated to academic excellence.

Areas of Emphasis:

  • Jazz Studies

  • Music Composition

  • Music Education

  • Music History/Literature

  • Music Performance

Admission Requirements:

  • Students are required to have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with a major in music or the equivalent.

  • Have an interview with the Department Chair, Graduate Coordinator, and other graduate faculty.

  • Have an audition on the major instrument (Performance) or a portfolio of previous academic work and/or professional work (Composition, Music Education, Music History).


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