graduate studiesOverview

The graduate programs in the School of Music are designed to preserve and develop an art form that is essential to human progress and well-being and to provide advanced instruction in the art and craft of music.

The School of Music provides graduate education in composition, conducting, music education, musicology, and music performance, and it maintains accreditation for all of its degree programs through the National Association of Schools of Music.

Two degrees are offered through the School of Music: Music—MA, Music—MM. A music minor is also offered.

The master of arts degree is offered with specializations in Music Education and Musicology. The prerequisite for a specialization in Music Education is a bachelor’s degree in music education with competency equivalent to requirements of that degree at Brigham Young University. The prerequisite for a specialization in musicology is either a BM or BA in music. A student whose background exhibits deficiencies in academic areas of music may be required to complete additional prerequisite courses during the MA.

The master of music degree is offered with specializations in Composition, Conducting, Music Education, and Performance.

The School of Music has an average enrollment of fifty graduate students from various U.S. and international areas. The average time for a student to complete a master’s degree in music is two years.

The School of Music offers four types of graduate awards: assistantships, internships, performance awards, and scholarships. Many graduate students also find part-time employment in the School of Music.

The Harris Fine Arts Center, which houses the School of Music, contains two concert halls and numerous practice rooms for music, dance, and theatre.

Graduate students have opportunities to perform individually and with groups in both the Madsen Recital Hall and the de Jong Concert Hall in the Harris Fine Arts Center.

For further information contact the graduate program manager:

Office: E-579 HFAC
Phone: 801-422-3149
Email: musicgraduate@byu.edu

Information about graduate studies at BYU can be obtained from the Graduate Studies Office.

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