Music, Master | Northern Arizona University | Flagstaff, United States
12 months
26994 USD/year
26994 USD/year
11004 USD/year
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You can become a highly qualified teacher in a public school setting, compete for a place in the performing world, or continue your education in a doctoral program. The Music program of the Northern Arizona University will provide you with a distinctive blend of concepts and applications, allowing you to achieve your professional goals and aspirations.


The Music program of the Northern Arizona University offers candidates a wide range of academically rigorous and inspiring courses; high-level solo performing and ensemble opportunities; and personal attention from distinguished faculty. Many graduate students enjoy teaching and conducting opportunities that are rarely offered at the Master's level.

Available Emphasis Areas:

  • Choral Conducting
  • Composition
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Instrumental Performance
  • Musicology/Ethnomusicology
  • Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music
  • Suzuki Pedagogy (Violin)
  • Theory
  • Vocal Performance


Career opportunities that might be pursued:

  • Senior-level public school teaching position
  • Major ensemble conductor
  • Online or Community college faculty position
  • Apprenticeship performance programs

With further education, one of these paths is possible:

  • University teaching
  • Establish and maintain a private music studio

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Music Research
  • Theory Pedagogy
  • Trends And Themes In Music History
  • Topics In Ethnomusicology
  • Topics In Popular Music
  • Advanced Conducting

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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36 SCH


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Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NAU Graduate Online application is required for all programs.
  • Undergraduate degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.00 (scale is 4.00 = "A"), or the equivalent.
  • Transcripts.
  • English language proficiency scores.
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Writing Sample (Musicology; Theory)
  • Portfolio (Composition emphasis)
  • Video or Audio File: prospective students pursuing a performance sub-plan must submit a 15-20 minute audio/visual recording that demonstrates their skills to the major faculty member in their area before scheduling a live audition (unless prior permission has been attained from the major professor).
  • Personal statement or essay.

Tuition Fee

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    26994 USD/year
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    26994 USD/year
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  • In-State

    11004 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 11004 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Flagstaff

1010 - 1500 USD /month
Living costs

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


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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