A core of music courses required for the degree provides essential background in history, literature, research, and theory. Other specialized courses in the Music program at Eastern Illinois University, seminars, and individual studies in performance, conducting, composition, theory, history, and literature aid the student in achieving his or her career goals.
The Master of Arts in Music: Composition Concentration offers students the opportunity for in-depth study of music composition at EIU. This program combines private instruction in composition and studio performance with courses in research, music theory, and music history.
The Master of Arts in Music: Conducting Concentration allows focused study in a primary area of conducting (instrumental, orchestral, or choral) and is intended for those who wish to improve their conducting technique and rehearsal skills for use in the public schools or to prepared for continued work at the doctoral level.
The Master of Arts in Music: Keyboard, Instrumental, and Vocal Concentrations prepare you for a career in the performing arts by focused study in advanced music performance, ensembles, recitals, and studio performance opportunities. In addition to specific courses for the different concentrations that include applied study and ensemble work, a core curriculum of research, music theory, and music history courses serve to develop an understanding of music and its cultural implications beyond the student’s chosen major.
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- Music Theory
- Music Composition
- Music Performance
- Music Education
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Apply before , International
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- Grade Point Average(GPA): minimum 2.75 out of 4.0. Some graduate degrees have higher GPA requirements.
- Official Entrance Examinations (GRE, GMAT, MAT): Some degree programs require entrance examinations.
- Test of English Language (TOEFL, IELTS, etc.)
- A passport copy is required.
- Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University, application fee is valid for one year.
International743 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 743 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
National743 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 743 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
In-State309 USD/creditTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 309 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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