The Department of Music offers master's degree programs for students seeking advanced study in music. The degree Master of Music has two main purposes: (1) To provide instruction for gifted musicians as they enter the professional world of orchestral, recital, and solo performance; or, (2) To enhance and upgrade the credentials and abilities of K-12 music educators, individuals preparing to enter doctoral-level programs in performance, and students intending to teach in postsecondary level institutions where the master's degree is required.
Students may choose between three concentrations: Performance (emphasizing studio instruction or conducting, and culminating in a public recital), Teaching (directed towards music educators in grades K-12 who desire a master's degree in this discipline), or Composition.
Music study is enriched by the well-equipped and modern facilities in the Amy E. du Pont Music Building and the Center for the Arts. These provide ample rehearsal, practice, and performance spaces. An excellent collection of scores, books, and music journals is housed in the University's Morris Library. In addition, the department's Music Resources Center contains a fine collection of audio and video recordings. The building also houses extensive electronic equipment to support the work in computer technology which has earned the department international acclaim.
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