Graduate Studies

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.

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.

Learn more about the Doctor of Musical Arts.

Artist Diploma

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.

Overview

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Graduate Programs

Classical Majors

Accompanying
Bass
Bassoon
Cello
Clarinet
Composition
Conducting
Flute
Horn
Guitar
Harp
Oboe
Organ
Percussion
Piano
Saxophone
Trombone (and Bass Trombone)
Trumpet
Tuba
Viola
Violin
Voice

Jazz Arts Majors

Bass (acoustic or electric)
Composition
Drumset
Guitar
Piano
Saxophone
Trombone
Trumpet
Vibraphone
Violin
Voice

Orchestral Performance Program

Orchestral Bass
Orchestral Bassoon
Orchestral Clarinet
Orchestral Flute
Orchestral Horn
Orchestral Harp
Orchestral Oboe
Orchestral Percussion
Orchestral Trombone (and Bass Trombone)
Orchestral Trumpet
Orchestral Tuba
Orchestral Viola
Orchestral Violin
Orchestral Violoncello

Pinchas Zukerman Performance Program

Viola
Violin

Contemporary Performance Program

Music Education & Performance Dual Degree

The graduate programs of study at Manhattan School of Music enable students to perfect their musical competencies and professional artistry in specific fields.







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