The Setnor School of Music’s undergraduate degree programs offer the creative, inquisitive student an extraordinary range of options for professional-level training and study. You work intensively in your respective major, simultaneously taking advantage of all the larger campus has to offer (our students often complete minors and, in many cases, second majors outside of music).

A student plays the violin.

Music B.A.

Work extensively in music while devoting time to liberal arts studies.

A student writing an original music composition.

Composition B.M.

Learn all aspects of contemporary composition.

A teacher instructs music students.

Music Education B.M.

Prepare to excel as both a teacher and musician.

The wind ensembles performs.

Performance B.M.

Specialize in organ, percussion, piano, strings, voice or wind instruments.

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Music Industry B.M., B.M./M.B.A.

Continue performing while studying the music business.

The sound recording board in the Belfer Recording Studio.

Sound Recording Technology B.M.

Gain the practical and theoretical background necessary for success.


In the Setnor School of Music, our philosophy of graduate education focuses on preparing students for lifelong careers in the world of music and music education.

We challenge you to take your musicianship to the next level, with private study and collaborative music-making in small and large group settings. We also challenge you to think critically about music and expand your horizons in the arts and humanities. This professionally oriented approach prepares our graduate students for positions of vital importance in the music world and as music educators in public schools and colleges. Select a program from below to learn more.

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Audio Arts M.A.

Learn about and gain skills in the music industry and audio arts fields.

Recording an original composition in Belfer Studio.

Composition M.M.

The Setnor School of Music offers a master of music (M.M.) degree program in composoition.

A conductor leading the wind ensemble.

Conducting M.M.

Train in performance practice and rehearsal techniques.

A student playing their instrument.

Music Education M.M., M.S.

Become a competent, independent, lifelong learner and music educator.

A student rehearsing with the violin.

Performance M.M.

Attain a high level of performance and professional development skills.

A student performs a voice recital.

Voice Pedagogy M.M.

Develop into a knowledgeable teacher of singing.