The Master of Music degree is an advanced two-year 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 andcommunicative power.
Some postgraduate students may wish to pursue a briefer course of study. The Postgraduate Diploma embraces the same curriculum as the Master of Music, minus six elective requirements.
The Professional Studies Certificate program is designed for accomplished performers possessing a Master of Music degree, a Postgraduate Diploma, or their equivalent. This one-year program offers study in Accompanying (with a concentration in either instrumental or vocal music), Brass, Composition, Guitar, Orchestral Performance, Organ, Piano, Strings, Voice, or Woodwinds. It is designed for students who wish to pursue instrumental or vocal study on an advanced level and serves to assist them in preparing for major competitions, auditions, or career entry positions. A certificate will be awarded to students who successfully complete this program of private lessons, ensembles as assigned, electives, and a graduation recital totalling at least 24 credit hours for the academic year. All students who are accepted into the program must pursue a full-time course of study of at least 12 credit hours per semester whether they wish to receive the certificate or not.
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 DMA or Postgraduate Diploma students. Artist Diploma students must be full time (a minimum of 12 credits per semester). The Artist Diploma is available in the following main areas of concentration: Classical Piano, Voice, Organ, Guitar, Accompanying, and Orchestral Instruments.
Manhattan School of Music and Teachers College Columbia University offer a dual degree at the Master’s level. This accelerated program, designed to be completed in three years, gives the student an MM (Master of Music) from Manhattan School of Music and an MA (Master of Arts) in Music Education with New York State K–12 Music Teacher Certification from Teachers College Columbia University.
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