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Western Illinois University

12 months
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About

Our two-year Master of Music program at Western Illinois University offers ten different areas of specialization and a wide assortment of course offerings.

Overview

Whether it’s professional training in performance, conducting, education, composition, or musicology you’re seeking, we can provide you with opportunities to work with musicians at the top of their fields. Our majors include Music Education, Performance, Piano Pedagogy, Choral and Instrumental Conducting, Music Composition, and Music History. Students can experience a high level of applied performance and academic study on a flexible schedule that includes classroom and individual instruction. The graduate program offers a challenging and exciting environment to assist you in realizing your professional goals!

Why Music at Western Illinois University?

Students have the opportunity to observe—and occasionally participate in—faculty ensembles, including the Lamoine Brass Quintet, the Camerata Woodwind Quintet, the Hopper Jazztet, and the Julstrom String Quartet. 

In addition, the School of Music sponsors the Al Sears Jazz Festival in the fall and the New Music Festival in the spring. The direct Amtrak service to Chicago and the proximity to other Midwestern centers allow students to experience a variety of concerts, including world-class orchestral, chamber, operatic, and jazz ensembles.

  • Choral Conducting
  • Composition
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music Education
  • Musicology
  • Organ Performance
  • Piano Pedagogy
  • Piano Performance
  • Vocal Performance

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Analysis courses
  • Research course
  • Music History period course 
  • Other degree requirements
  • Choral Conducting
  • Composition
  •  Instrumental Conducting
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Jazz Studies
  • Music Education

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • National students - rolling admission

Credits

30 alternative credits

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
2.75

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for admission to the School of Graduate Studies must hold a bachelor's degree from an institution that is accredited by the appropriate U.S. Department of Education regional institutional accrediting agency. 
  • Applicants usually apply for admission to a degree program simultaneously with admission to the School of Graduate Studies. 
  • If the applicant meets the minimum admission requirements of the School of Graduate Studies, a copy of the application materials is forwarded to the program of interest for consideration.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.
  • National

    13830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 13830 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Macomb

1100 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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