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).


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. Students receive considerable individual attention in a collegial atmosphere within a major research university.

We challenge you to advance your musicianship to the next level, with significant solo performance opportunities and collaborative music-making in small and large ensemble settings. We encourage you to think critically about music in all its forms and styles. This professional, portfolio 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.

Students may pursue two graduate music degree programs provided they are admitted to both. A limited number of credits can be combined across both programs depending on the degrees chosen. Common combinations have included: Conducting/Music Education, Performance/Music Education, Performance/Voice Pedagogy, or Performance/Conducting. Students should anticipate a third year of study for combined graduate degree programs.

  • Audio Arts M.A.

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

  • Composition M.M.

    Explore stylistic creativity and develop a unique musical voice with a diverse and engaged faculty of composers.

  • Conducting M.M.

    Become a versatile and confident conductor in a supportive environment.

  • Music Education M.M., M.S.

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

  • Performance M.M.

    Attain a high level of performance and professional development skills.

  • Voice Pedagogy M.M.

    Become an expert teacher of singing.