The University of Delaware offers the Master of Music degree with concentrations in Performance, Teaching and Composition for students seeking advanced study in music. The Master of Music degree has two main purposes: to provide instruction for gifted performers as they enter the professional world of orchestral, recital and solo performance, and to enhance and update the credentials and abilities of K-12 music educators. The Master of Music degree also assists individuals preparing to enter doctoral-level programs, and those who intend to teach in postsecondary level institutions where the master's degree is required.
The Master of Music in Performance is offered for all orchestral instruments, guitar, piano, voice and conducting (with a specialization in instrumental or choral conducting). Along with course requirements, candidates for the Master of Music in Performance must present a public recital and pass an oral examination.
The Master of Music in Teaching is offered with specializations in choral, general and instrumental music. Along with course requirements, candidates for the Master of Music in Teaching will complete a thesis or professional development project and a public presentation of their scholarly work. Students choosing the professional development project option must also pass an oral examination.
The Master of Music in Composition focuses on advanced private study in conducting and composition, along with other course requirements. Composition students must also pass an oral examination
Admission and Degree Requirements
For Fall 2013 admission:
December 8, 2012
January 5, 2013
January 19, 2013
February 2, 2013
Auditions are held from 8:30 a.m. to mid-afternoon.
If any of the audition days must be cancelled due to inclement weather, the make-up date is February 9, 2013.
To schedule a graduate study audition: Request an Audition or contact the graduate studies coordinator Mary Ellen Trusheim at 302.831.3397.
Fall: February 1 for possible funding; August 1 for no funding
Spring: December 1
Note: The University of Delaware Department of Music does not require the GRE for admittance to its Master of Music degree programs.
International applicants: To be considered for admission to the Department of Music, the minimum TOEFL score is 100. A Skype interview is also required for applicants unable to visit in person. Performance applicants: A performance DVD may be accepted in lieu of a live audition at the discretion of the studio professor.
SPECIAL NOTE for Fall 2013 admission:
We will not be accepting applications for the choral conducting or composition concentrations for the 2013-2014 academic year
Summer Graduate Workshops in Music Education