Master of Music
The Master of Music degree is an advanced two-year full-time course of study for students who have completed an undergraduate degree. The program is focused primarily on professional training and the refinement of musical craft. Students at the Master’s degree level learn to practice their art with technical assurance and communicative power. This program is offered in Classical Studies, Orchestral Performance, Contemporary Performance, and Jazz Arts.
Professional Studies Certificate
The Professional Studies Certificate program is designed for accomplished performers possessing a Master of Music degree, a Postgraduate Diploma, or the equivalent. This one-year full-time program is offered in classical performance and is designed for students who wish to pursue an advanced level of study and prepare for major competitions, auditions, or career entry positions. The program consists of private lessons, ensembles, electives, and a graduation recital for a total of 24 credit hours completed in the academic year.
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Doctor of Musical Arts
The doctoral program consists of two separate divisions: classical and jazz arts. Completion of the program requires a minimum of 60 credits in approved graduate courses. Students are expected to demonstrate strong academic capabilities in addition to a high level of achievement in performance or composition. Admission to the program is determined by audition and examinations in music history and theory.
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The Artist Diploma is a one-year course of study designed for students whose performance level is of the highest international standards, significantly above the level required of doctoral or Postgraduate Diploma students. Artist Diploma students must be full time (a minimum of 12 credits per semester). The Artist Diploma is available in Classical Piano, Voice, Organ, Guitar, Accompanying, and Orchestral Instruments.
Music Education & Performance Dual Degree
Manhattan School of Music and Teachers College Columbia University offer a dual degree at the Master’s level. This accelerated program is designed to be completed in three years and awards a Master of Music (MM) from Manhattan School of Music and a Master of Education (Ed.M) in Music Education with New York State K–12 Music Teacher Certification from Teachers College Columbia University
Learn more about the Master's Level Dual degree program.
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