UCM Music’s graduate program is designed to benefit full-time teachers who wish to pursue a graduate degree, working professionals who want to develop their skills under expert guidance, and those students who intend to lay the foundation for a doctoral degree. UCM offers the Master of Arts in Music degree, a powerful, flexible program allowing students to focus their studies on those aspects of music that interest them most, including music education, conducting, Kodály, performance, and others. As of 2019, graduate students are also able to take courses in UCM’s nationally prominent music technology program, learning about audio production, electronic music, technology-based performance, technology pedagogy, and other cutting-edge topics at the intersections of sound and technology.
Required courses are offered during the evenings in both the fall and spring semesters, usually in a hybrid format allowing students on campus to participate traditionally, while off-campus students are able to join the course online. UCM has invested heavily in state-of-the-art technology to ensure that off-campus students are able to hear, see, collaborate, and participate from home just as if they were in the classroom. We also offer a wide range of courses and workshops, which may be taken for graduate credit, as part of every summer session.
The summer program, which focuses on music education, conducting, and Kodály, is intended primarily for full-time teachers who wish to complete a graduate degree in three successive summers, with little or no course work during the standard academic year.
At UCM, we commit our students to learning by doing. Your coursework and study with UCM professors will develop the following skills:
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.
Uncommon Opportunities for Music Educators
Earn your master’s degree without interrupting your busy life! With UCM’s M.A. in Music, you can complete your degree in as little as two years of full-time study. Options for evening and hybrid/online courses are available to fit your schedule. Our world-class faculty members are dedicated to helping you enhance your skills and personalize your degree with the fields that interest you most, including music technology, music theory, performance, conducting, Kodály, music education, musicology, and piano pedagogy, among others. You decide which combination of coursework will help take you to the next level!
People who might be interested in pursuing a Master of Arts with a focus in Music Technology include:
Many courses are available during the summer months
Our M.A. is a flexible degree with many pathways and possibilities to customize the degree to your personal desires.
All students are required by our accrediting institution to take the core curriculum, please note: