Music History, M.A.

A scholarly stepping stone.

With a focus on music history, this intensive program is designed specifically for students who want to take their next steps in their career as a music educator or scholar.

In this program, you will build the foundation required for a doctoral degree in music. You will engage in the advanced study of music history, theory and literature. You will also develop your research and writing skills with mentorship from a first-class faculty of accomplished scholars of composition, music theory, music education, pedagogy, musicology, performance and more.

Students in this program complete a thesis.

This degree could be a good fit if you:

  • Want to pursue a doctoral degree in music
  • Want a career in academia
  • Are interested in music theory and history
  • Have a strong musical background
  • Are an analytical/critical thinker

With this degree, you could become a/an:

  • University professor (with a doctoral degree)
  • Music historian
  • Musical journalist
  • Music business professional
  • Arts manager

Available On-Campus

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