Music, Master | University of Tennessee Knoxville | Knoxville, United States
12 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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The Master of Music degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville combines advanced studies in an applied area of specialization with graduate-level academic study in bibliographic research, musicology, and music history. 


About this Degree

The Music degree from University of Tennessee Knoxville prepares students to be professional performers, conductors, composers, teachers, and researchers, according to their area of specialization. The master of music degree is often required as the minimum teaching credential for university, college, and conservatory instrumental or vocal teaching positions, and in some areas of specialization are considered a terminal degree.

Concentrations (Required) and Options Available

  • Thesis
  • Music Composition
  • Music Theory
  • Music Education
  • Musicology
  • Project (Recital)
  • Choral Conducting
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Jazz
  • Music Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Performance (Organ, Percussion, Piano, Strings, Voice, or Winds)

Programme Structure

Required Courses:

  • Minimum of 6 credit hours of MUSC 500 
  • Course work in music bibliography, musicology and music theory and allow for elective courses.
  • Specific curricula are available in the School of Music Graduate Guide.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Domestic applicants may apply up to two weeks prior to the beginning of the desired term of entry


33 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
3 (recommended)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have completed an undergraduate degree that is approximately equivalent in music requirements to degrees conferred by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with a major appropriate to the applicant’s prospective area of concentration on the master’s level.
  • In addition to applying to the University of Tennessee, Knoxville Graduate School, applicants must apply to the School of Music through the Acceptd portal on the School of Music website.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    31798 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31798 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13380 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 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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