VPA's Setnor School of Music offers nine graduate programs leading to a master of music (M.M.) degree: composition, conducting, the six performance programs (organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice, and wind instruments), and voice pedagogy. Additionally, in conjunction with Syracuse University's School of Education, the Setnor School of Music offers a M.M. degree and a master of science (M.S.) degree in music education.
This section provides information on how to apply to the Setnor School of Music's graduate programs and financial awards available.
As a graduate student in VPA, you will have opportunities for a variety of support and funding, including Creative Opportunity Grants. These awards can help students take advantage of unique opportunities that will benefit their academic and artistic work and enhance their career development. Students can also apply for grants from the Graduate Student Organization.
Interested in traveling? Students in VPA have opportunities to take courses based in other U.S. cities through our Maymester and Spring Break classes. Additionally, students conduct research or travel in cities around the world through Creative Opportunity Grant funding. Finally, some programs sponsor travel to specific locations.
Life AT Syracuse
Syracuse University is composed of 13 schools and colleges, many of which are nationally ranked. New students join a dynamic group of approximately 200 graduate students in VPA. A quarter of the University's 6,000 graduate students come from countries outside of the United States.
The city of Syracuse, New York, is a dynamic community with distinctive neighborhoods, year-round festivals, destination shopping, and active art, music, sports, and social scenes.
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