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Master of Music

The graduate music program at Austin Peay offers individualized programs, personalized mentoring by nationally-recognized faculty, and small classes that allow for exceptional learning opportunities. Our goal is to help you achieve your professional goals as you take the next steps towards your career or additional study at the doctoral level.

The Department of Music offers Master of Music concentrations in performance and education (includes an initial-licensure option for students seeking a teacher license). The Music Education curriculum is offered on campus for traditional students, and as a low-residency option where students can complete a majority of the courses online, with a six-hour summer residency.

Individualized programs, personalized mentoring by faculty, and small classes allow for exceptional learning opportunities.

The Music program admits for all terms through the APSU Clarksville Campus.

Admission Requirements

For information related to admission requirements or to view the courses within each program, please visit the graduate bulletin.  To apply for admission, click here.  

International Admission Requirements

To view graduate programs available to international students, refer to the Graduate Programs for International Students page on the College of Graduate Studies website. Dependent upon program and/or visa status, additional  graduate admission requirements must be met. Please refer to the Admission Requirements for International Students page on our website for detailed information and forms that may be required. All admission documents must be received and processed before selection committee review.

Admission Status

Regular Admission will be granted to applicants who have met all entrance requirements. To be granted conditional admission, unofficial transcripts and entrance exam scores may be submitted until the official documents are received by Graduate Admissions. If official documents are not received as prescribed in the current Graduate Bulletin all classes will be dropped. Denied admission status will be granted to applicants who do not meet the regular or conditional criteria for admission to the program.

Audition Information

To be admitted as a graduate student in music at APSU you must be approved by the music faculty by completing a successful audition and interview. This audition/interview is also a major component of decisions regarding music department graduate assistantship.  To view audition dates, refer to the Music Graduate Audition Dates page.