Graduate Degree Programs


Northern Illinois University is strongly committed to artistry and scholarship in all areas of music. Admission to any graduate program in music is determined by specific criteria, which must be met by all applicants.

The School of Music offers the M.M. with three specializations: Performance, Music Education, and Individualized Study. Individualized areas of study include jazz, composition, recording arts, and world music.

The Performer’s Certificate is a professional certificate program focusing on performance and developing fully independent professional musicians.


Coordinator of Graduate Studies

James R. Brown
School of Music
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115
Office: 815-753-7975

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8 a.m.-noon; 1-4:30 p.m.

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