Brigham Young University

24 months
832 USD/credit
416 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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The master of music degree is offered with specializations in Composition, Conducting, Music Education, and Performance.


MM in Composition. The purpose of this specialization is to produce graduates who are prepared to make a significant contribution to the art form, either as composers or as teachers and scholars in composition and theory, and to provide aesthetic enrichment to both the composer and listener.

MM in Conducting. Students develop advanced, personal conducting skills and techniques that are precise and suited to a variety of musical needs; attain confidence, poise, and clarity with the baton; learn effective rehearsal techniques; and become familiar with a variety of instrumental and choral scores representing the repertoire of various music periods and sacred and secular styles. They learn to convey through gesture music’s power and gentleness and its directness and subtlety to both the performer and audience and to select and bring to the community the great masterpieces of instrumental and choral literature.

MM in Music Education. This program is for those with an undergraduate degree in Music Education who wish to pursue further academic study as a means to develop professionally. The culminating project is the completion of a professional improvement project. Coursework combines the study of philosophical, research-based, and theoretical views of teaching and learning music with pragmatic approaches to improving music instruction as well as instruction on a primary/secondary instrument, conducting and/or teaching methodologies. Efforts are made to plan a program of study based on individual students' needs and interests while maintaining standards of musical and scholarly excellence. Available for full-time or summers-only study.

MM in Performance. The intent of the specialization is to prepare students with outstanding performance potential to be competitive in performance and teaching careers and to be advocates for the arts in their communities. They may help meet the needs for skilled performers of solo and small and large ensemble music, and they will be able to teach privately and help meet the considerable community demand for excellent private studio teachers.

Programme Structure

For more information please visit the program website.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Specific materials related to intended specialization (contact department for details).
  • Please indicate in the application your desired area as well as desired advisor.
  • Online application only.
  • Application Username
  • BYU Net ID Instructions
  • Obtain an Ecclesiastical Endorsement
  • Request letters of recommendation
  • Application Fee
  • Check Your Application Status

For more information please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    832 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 832 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    416 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 416 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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