Music (Professional), M.A. | Claremont Graduate University (CGU) | Claremont, United States
24 months
1980 USD/credit 35640 USD/year
1980 USD/credit 35640 USD/year
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Music (Professional) from Claremont Graduate University (CGU) combines comprehensive training in musicology with mastery of a relevant sub-specialization to assist you in pursuing a managerial or organizational career in music.


As a Music (Professional) student at Claremont Graduate University (CGU), you receive well-rounded training that balances music performance and scholarship with the elements of professional management. Your curriculum explores music in interdisciplinary, cultural, and intellectual contexts that you will integrate with the following sub-specializations:

  • Music Communications
  • Arts Administration
  • Information Management

You’ll receive mentoring and instruction from a faculty of highly trained performers and scholars, along with an interdisciplinary bridge to programs at CGU’s Center for Information Systems & Technology and Drucker School of Management. Upon earning your master’s degree, you will possess knowledge and skills essential for management and leadership positions in the world of professional music.

Program Highlights

  • The Music Department puts on an array of concerts that offer ample performance opportunities.
  • You’ll work closely with renowned faculty from CISAT and the Drucker School of Management.
  • CGU is home to the highly respected music journal Performance Practice Review.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Interdisciplinary Music Criticism & Cross-Cultural Aesthetics
  • Application of Music Technology 
  • Literary Theory
  • Applied Operational Methods
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Database Concepts

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


36 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Applicants who feel that their Grade Point Averages do not adequately represent their ability to succeed in a graduate program may find it helpful to submit GRE scores for consideration.

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

    35640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    35640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1980 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Claremont

1100 - 1600 USD /month
Living costs

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