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Contemporary Performance - Bass Clarinet, M.M.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 24 months


The Contemporary Performance Program (CPP) is an advanced graduate program dedicated to preparing musicians to thrive as artists working on the forefront of contemporary classical music.

The CPP season performances present highly-crafted performances of 20th- and 21st–century masterpieces. Concerts feature both newly written works and collaborations with established and emerging living composers as well as core 20th-century repertoire by composers such as Webern, Schoenberg, Ives, Varèse, Cage and Ligeti. The program collaborates regularly with MSM faculty composers and the Composition department to develop and premiere new works.

The Contemporary Performance Program is lead by Artistic Director and Chair Margaret Kampmeier and Artistic Administrator Manly Romeo.

Programme Structure

Courses include

  • Major Instrument Seminar 
  • Composer/Reading Workshop 
  • Contemporary Ensemble
  • Contemporary Musicianship

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

  • Fill out your online application (including transcripts and recommenders’ information)
  • Submit prescreening videos (if applicable) to qualify for an in-person audition
  • Finalize and pay the application fee - when you are ready to submit your application, you will be asked to pay a $125 non-refundable application fee.
Applicants for Master of Music, Professional Studies Certificate, Artist Diploma:
  • One letter from the current teacher of your primary instrument
  • One letter from another musical reference

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    47300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    47300 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 47300 USD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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