Graduate Studies

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The graduate programs of study at MSM are for exceptional students, helping them perfect their musical competencies and professional artistry.

Graduate degrees offered

  • Master of Music (MM)
  • Dual Degree in Music and Music Education

About the Master of Music (MM)

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.

About the Music Education and 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 (EdM) in Music Education with New York State K–12 Music Teacher Certification from Teachers College Columbia University.