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Master of Arts in Music

Master of Arts in Music

UCM offers a Master of Arts degree in music, with elective coursework available in:

  • Conducting
  • History and Literature
  • Kodaly
  • Music Education
  • Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy

Including a Summer Master’s program involving three summers!

UCM Graduate Music Degree Results

At UCM, we commit our students to learning by doing. Your coursework and study with UCM professors will develop the following skills:

  • Explain and interpret musicological context, analytical procedures, and musical literature in primary area of study.
  • Design and produce research (analysis, interpretation, and reporting of data) within area of emphasis.
  • Demonstrate at an advanced level a mastery of technique, musicality, and pedagogical approaches.


Graduate students in music may apply for assistantships in both the music department and in those areas of the university where assistantships do not require specialized knowledge. The student may request an application for an assistantship from the Graduate Office. Assistantships include both a fee waiver for graduate courses taken for credit and a stipend of $7500 for the academic year. Students who apply for an assistantship in music should make application by March 1 if they intend to begin graduate study the following August. Assistantships are announced by April 15 for the coming academic year.




UCM Music Summer Masters Degree

Uncommon Opportunities for Music Educators

  • Earn your Master’s degree in three summers (with some online courses) at one of the most affordable universities in the midwest
  • Engage with world class music education and conducting faculty
  • Maximize your teaching skills and musical talents with practical coursework you can apply to your teaching during the intervening years and beyond.
  • Specialize in Kodaly, or Conducting 

Cyclical Schedule of Graduate Classes in Music

Summer Master’s Checklist

Kodaly Summer Institute

Apply to UCM's Graduate Program


Contact Info

Isaac Bickmore

Anthony Pursell

Adam Zrust

Juli Weber


Dr. J. Franklin Fenley
HUD 123
Tel: (660)543-4974



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