M.A. On Campus


Claremont Graduate University (CGU)

24 months
1980 USD/credit
1980 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Music from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) strikes a critical balance between music performance and scholarship, examining music in its interdisciplinary, cultural, and intellectual contexts while providing a mastery of the theory and practice of performance. 


At Music from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) you’ll join a long list of accomplished graduates who have gone on to careers as college and university professors, members of professional ensembles, music directors in churches, and solo performing artists.

Graduates with Music from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) will: 

  • develop the necessary tools, knowledge, and experience to pursue a serious career in professional music.
  • connect with period instruments that include three harpsichords, a fortepiano, a chamber organ, and various stringed instruments.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Music Literature and Historical Styles Analysis
  • Research Methodology and Bibliography 
  • Interdisciplinary Music Criticism & Cross-Cultural Aesthetics
  • Application of Music Technology 
  • Romantic: 19th Century
  • 20th Century

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


34 alternative credits

34–38 units


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application
  • $80 Application fee
  • Official transcripts (undergraduate/graduate)
  • Resume
  • English proficiency exam (international applicants only)
  • Copy of Passport
  • Affidavit of Financial Support
  • Financial Statement or Proof
  • Statement of purpose
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Audition

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    1980 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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