Master of Music

The Curtis Master of Music degree provides highly gifted musicians the opportunity to pursue focused studies in their major field while offering the chance to continue building the skills necessary for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.

Master of Music students receive complete and diversified musical training. Students study with distinguished artist-teachers in private lessons, studio classes, and coachings. These experiences are augmented by offerings in career studies and musical studies, as well as uncommonly frequent performance opportunities.

 

Requirements

An undergraduate degree or equivalent is required for admission.

The Master of Music degree requires a minimum of 40 semester hours (s.h.). The program takes two years to complete.

  • Performance

    Major lesson 24 s.h.
    Piano Repertoire Seminar 4 s.h.
    Chamber Music 4 s.h.
    Special Topics for Pianists 4 s.h.
    Graduation Recital – Required

    Musical Studies

    Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
    Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam

    Additional Courses

    Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
    Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program 4 s.h.
  • Performance 36 s.h.
    Major lesson 24 s.h.
    Composition Seminar 4 s.h.
    Composition Techniques 8 s.h.
    Graduation Recital
    Musical Studies  
    Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
    Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam
    Additional Courses
    Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
    Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program 4 s.h.
  • Performance 36 s.h.
    Major lesson 16 s.h.
    Orchestra 12 s.h.
    Chamber Music 4 s.h.
    Orchestral Repertoire Class 4 s.h.
    Graduation Recital Required for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani/Percussion 2 s.h.
    Musical Studies 2 s.h.
    Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
    Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam
    Additional Courses
    Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
    Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program 4 s.h.
  • Performance 32 s.h.
    Major lesson 24 s.h.
    Guitar Seminar 4 s.h.
    Chamber Music 4 s.h.
    Graduation Recital – Required
    Musical Studies  
    Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
    Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam
    Additional Courses
    Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
    Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program 4 s.h.
  • Performance 34 s.h.
    Major Lesson 24 s.h.
    Organ Class 4 s.h.
    Chamber Music 4 s.h.
    Church Music Seminar 2 s.h.
    Graduation Recital – Required
    Musical Studies  
    Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
    Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam
    Supplementary Piano 4 s.h.
    Additional Courses
    Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
    Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program 4 s.h.
  • Performance 44 s.h.
    Major Lesson 16 s.h.
    Opera Stagings 12 s.h.
    Vocal Repertoire Coaching 8 s.h.
    Diction Coaching 4 s.h.
    Performance Seminar 4 s.h.
    Musical Studies
    Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
    Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam
    Additional Courses  
    Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
    Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program 4 s.h.