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Music

Program Summary

The M.M. degree is a 32-semester hour program consisting of 13 semester hours of core requirements plus 19 semester hours taken within one of three specializations: music education, music performance or individualized study.

The Performer’s Certificate is a 24-semester hour program that enables advanced students to focus on mastery of their chosen field through private instruction, performance experience and research related to performance.

Check departmental information for any additional requirements.

View student learning outcomes for this degree.

Graduate Catalog Program Information

Program-Specific Admission Information and Requirements

Affiliated College: College of Visual and Performing Arts

Degree(s) Offered:

  • M.M. (Master of Music)
  • Performer's Certificate

Area(s) of Emphasis:

  • Specialization in Music Education
  • Specialization in Performance
  • Individualized Specialization

Program Requires GRE: No

Letters of Recommendation: 2

Additional Application Requirements

University Requirements

Application Deadlines

For Priority Consideration

All application materials must be received by the appropriate deadline below to ensure priority consideration.

For Non-Priority Consideration

Applications competed after the relevant date below will be moved to consideration for the next available semester or term.

  Internationals Living Abroad Applicants Residing in the U.S. Priority Consideration
Fall May 1 July 15 March 15
Spring October 1 December 10  
Summer   June 1  

For More Information

School of Music
Program website
music@niu.edu
815-753-1551

Director of Graduate Studies and Application Contact:
Professor James Brown
jbrown35@niu.edu
815-753-7975

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