2017-2018 General Catalog 
    Mar 24, 2018  
2017-2018 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, M.Mus.

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The School of Music is a member of, and accredited by, the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

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DGH 204

Minimum Degree Hours: 31

Admission Requirements

Applicants must:

  1. Have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from an accredited university
  2. Meet the basic Master’s admission requirements outlined by the University of Utah Graduate School
  3. Submit a Statement of Purpose
  4. Submit three letters of recommendation
  5. Audition or submit additional documents as outlined in the Program Guidelines on the School of Music website

Applications should be submitted to the University through the Admissions Office’s Apply Yourself web portal by February 15 for Fall admission. Please see the School of Music website for more information.

Graduation Requirements

Graduate students are required to maintain a 3.0 or higher grade point average. A grade of “B-” or better is required for all  music courses.

A final comprehensive oral examination will emphasize substantive issues associated with the thesis or recital and cover additional topics from courses taken during the student’s program.

Students will choose one of the following areas in the Master of Music degree:

  • Choral Conducting
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Brass Performance
  • Percussion Performance
  • String Performance
  • String Performance and Pedagogy
  • Woodwind Performance
  • Vocal Performance
  • Piano Performance
  • Piano Performance and Pedagogy
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Organ Performance
  • Jazz Studies
  • Theory
  • Composition
  • Music Education
  • History & Literature/Musicology 


For specific graduation requirements for each track, see the School of Music website.

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