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Graduate Music Programs

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.

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(32-33 semester hours)

The Department of Music offers Master of Music concentrations in performance, music education, (including an initial-licensure option for students seeking a teacher license), collaborative piano, and conducting. 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.



In addition to graduate degrees in music, the department offers a non-degree granting graduate performance certificate. Additional information is available on the Performance Certificate page.



Graduate Assistantships are available for qualified students who wish to pursue a Master of Music degree, with concentrations in Performance, Collaborative Piano, Conducting, or Music Education (including Initial Licensure Program).  Assistantships require 20 hours of work per week. In some cases, all 20 hours are reserved for a single task or title, while other assistantships combine tasks from more than one area to equal 20 hours.


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