Master of Music (M.M.)
The Master of Music 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.
Specialization 1: Music Education
Applicants are admitted to this specialization only after review of application documents and a brief interview/audition with a committee of the music education faculty. Applicants must have public school teacher certification and a minimum of three years of public school teaching experience to be considered for admission. New for music education: MUSC 699 portfolio option.
Specialization 2: Music Performance
Applicants are admitted to this specialization only upon the recommendation of a committee of the performance faculty after an audition and review of application documents. Candidates should be prepared to perform a full-length program of the undergraduate senior recital caliber or higher for their audition. Where distance precludes an in-person audition, a CD or DVD of a full recital program may be submitted.
- Band and Orchestral Instruments Curriculum Checklist (pdf)
- Keyboard Instruments Curriculum Checklist (pdf)
- Voice Curriculum Checklist (pdf)
Specialization 3: Individualized Study - Music
Typical individualized specializations where the program concentrates entirely on music include composition, world music, jazz studies, and recording arts. Applicants are admitted to this specialization only upon the recommendation of a committee of the music faculty after an in-depth examination for competence in music and/or other applicable fields, and a review of application documents.
Coordinator of Graduate StudiesJames R. Brown
School of Music
Northern Illinois University
DeKalb, IL 60115