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Masters Programs in Music in USA 2020/2021

The USA is home to many of the world’s most popular musicians and continues to lead the world in the music industry. It is because of this as well as the high quality academic programs that students from all over the world take a Master in Music degree in the USA. In addition, students will enjoy a diverse learning environment that fosters creativity and outside-the-box thinking, many profession… Read more

The USA is home to many of the world’s most popular musicians and continues to lead the world in the music industry. It is because of this as well as the high quality academic programs that students from all over the world take a Master in Music degree in the USA. In addition, students will enjoy a diverse learning environment that fosters creativity and outside-the-box thinking, many professional development opportunities, and a great chance to turn that passion for music into a successful career.

Master in Music programs in the USA are designed for students who have a background in music to develop their skills, build a solid foundation in music studies, and apply this to professional opportunities. There are a range of options for Master in Music programs in the USA, such as music education, performance, composing, music administration, and music in film.

You can learn more about a Master in Music in the USA by scrolling through the programs below. When you find one that interests you, simply complete the form and you will be connected directly with the school!

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Longy School of Music of Bard College
Los Angeles , USA

Longy's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a one-year accredited degree program inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan program that is changing the lives of children in under ... +

Longy's Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) is a one-year accredited degree program inspired by El Sistema, the Venezuelan program that is changing the lives of children in underserved communities through intensive music instruction. The MAT program was developed with the LA Phil to establish a hands-on approach to learning. Now in partnership with the Heart of Los Angeles (HOLA) and Street Symphony, you will “learn by doing” by working in the surrounding underserved neighborhoods of the Rampart District of Los Angeles. -
MA
Full-time
English
Aug 2021
05 Jan 2021
Campus
 
Syracuse University - College of Visual and Performing Arts
Syracuse , USA

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education.

In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education. -
Master
14 months
English
Campus
 
Northeastern Illinois University
Chicago , USA

Awaken the music inside everyone. Your knowledge, experience, and passion can inspire the next generation of artists and performers.

Awaken the music inside everyone. Your knowledge, experience, and passion can inspire the next generation of artists and performers. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
English
04 Jan 2021
01 Nov 2020
Campus
 

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Tufts University - Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
Medford , USA

Master's students in the Music department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines: composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theo ... +

Master's students in the Music department have the unique opportunity to study broadly across four exciting sub-disciplines: composition, ethnomusicology, musicology, and theory. Advanced course work and thesis research support are strong are Western classical music, African-American music, and World Music (Africa, East, and Southeast Asia, and Latin America). -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
James Madison University
Harrisonburg , USA

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance. The program seeks to provide an op ... +

The School of Music offers a Master of Music degree with concentration options in composition, conducting, music education, and performance. The program seeks to provide an opportunity for the highest level of musical development and professional training for each student, appropriate for careers in teaching, performance, and composition of music. Conducting majors will undertake a comprehensive study of the literature of their medium, develop advanced insights into the musical ideas and structure of the major works, and refine their conducting and rehearsal skills. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
2 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York , USA

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including co ... +

This master of arts program combines the unparalleled artistic resources of New York City, the world's music business capital, with cross-disciplinary coursework, including courses at the NYU Stern School of Business. Study with industry leaders and learn the necessary skills to become a leader in today’s global music marketplace. A concentration in Music Technology is also available, as well as an accelerated global option in which you can complete the degree in three semesters while completing coursework and internships in London and Rio de Janeiro. -
MA
Full-time
Part-time
2 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Georgia Southern University
Statesboro , USA

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Music degree provides musicians with an opportunity to further develop and refine their musical skills. It prepares students who wish t ... +

Georgia Southern University’s Master of Music degree provides musicians with an opportunity to further develop and refine their musical skills. It prepares students who wish to pursue doctoral studies and provides T-5 certification to music educators who have already received or who are eligible to receive basic certification. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Five Towns College
New York , USA

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished.

The program is designed to take 2 years to complete. Of those that completed the program in 2012-2013, *% finished. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Campus
 
Los Angeles College of Music
Pasadena , USA

The Vocal Performance major focuses on giving vocalists the tools to ‘get to the music’ as full partners with great instrumentalists and producers. The program is form-fitted ... +

The Vocal Performance major focuses on giving vocalists the tools to ‘get to the music’ as full partners with great instrumentalists and producers. The program is form-fitted to the passions of each student and presents them with opportunities to gain feedback from professionals in A&R, recording, film & television and live touring. -
MA
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Park University
Parkville , USA +1 More

The Master of Music degree program is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking careers as professional musicians.

The Master of Music degree program is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold a bachelor's degree and are seeking careers as professional musicians. -
Master
Campus
 
Ball State University College of Fine Arts
Muncie , USA

Are you a professional music educator wanting to do more to inspire your students? Ball State University’s online master of music with a concentration in music education is de ... +

Are you a professional music educator wanting to do more to inspire your students? Ball State University’s online master of music with a concentration in music education is designed to support the growth of K-12 music educators and serve as a quality foundation for those who may choose to pursue doctoral study. -
MA
English
 
Kent State University - College of the Arts
Kent , USA

The Master of Arts - Music Composition is designed to advance the music composition creative skills of advanced students and to prepare them for admission to doctoral study. T ... +

The Master of Arts - Music Composition is designed to advance the music composition creative skills of advanced students and to prepare them for admission to doctoral study. The program emphasizes mastery of composition of large-scale works for media including orchestra, choir, band and/or chamber music ensembles. Based on a solid undergraduate music degree, the master’s degree further develops abilities in music theory including analytical, aural, written, keyboard, and pedagogical skills. The program further develops breadth and depth in the area of Western music history and literature. Students are required to write a thesis composition. -
MA
English
 
University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of the Arts
Lafayette , USA

The Master of Music (concentration in Performance) provides all music students with the academic and performing skills requisite for professional or continued academic work. P ... +

The Master of Music (concentration in Performance) provides all music students with the academic and performing skills requisite for professional or continued academic work. Purpose To develop professional and scholarly competence in performance. This program has provided the School of Music with a community of advanced students in the area of performance (both classical and jazz styles) who function as role models for the undergraduates. Interaction and exchange of ideas between the graduate students and faculty is highly encouraged. The School of Music also has flexibility in tailoring the graduate program to meet the needs and interests of the graduate students. Illustrating this flexibility is the performance concentration in both the classical and jazz styles with the wealth of available performance opportunities through ensemble participation, studio, and recital work. -
Master
English
 
Loyola University New Orleans College of Music and Fine Arts
New Orleans , USA

HEALING THROUGH HARMONY Want to make a difference through music? The master of music therapy degree helps you do just that. You join one of the most respected music therapy gr ... +

HEALING THROUGH HARMONY Want to make a difference through music? The master of music therapy degree helps you do just that. You join one of the most respected music therapy graduate programs in the country. Two tracks in the master of music therapy degree program are offered: Traditional and online graduate degree, and graduate and equivalency for those without an undergraduate degree in music therapy. -
Master
English
Sep 2021
 
Michigan State University College of Music
Michigan , USA

Graduate Degrees are offered in Master of Arts and Master of Music. Degree opportunities include: collaborative piano, composition, conducting (wind, choral, and orchestral), ... +

Graduate Degrees are offered in Master of Arts and Master of Music. Degree opportunities include: collaborative piano, composition, conducting (wind, choral, and orchestral), jazz studies, music education, music performance (brass, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and woodwinds), music theory, musicology, and piano pedagogy. -
MA
English
Sep 2021
 

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