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Music Performance, MA

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How you can get to Carnegie Hall

In today’s music world it takes more than practice, practice, practice.

This 31-credit Master’s in Music Performance degree is designed to enhance musicianship, technique, and knowledge of a variety of musical styles, with the goal of preparing you for a career in the performing arts.

When you enter the program you choose a principal performing area from all of the major orchestral and band instruments, voice, or conducting.

Your program culminates in a recital in your principal performing area, as well as an optional thesis pertaining to the literature presented that includes history, analysis, performance practice, and teaching strategies.

As a student you will:

  • Study with full-time faculty specialists in their performance area
  • Enhance your individual musicianship, technique, and knowledge of a variety of musical styles
  • Participate in major performance ensembles (Learn more about the variety of ensembles)
  • Present a recital with an optional thesis
  • Take advantage of one of the best music libraries in Pennsylvania

Meet the Coordinator 

Dr. Matthew Baumer
302 Cogswell Hall
Phone: (724) 357-5646

  • Music Department
  • Cogswell Hall, Room 103
    422 South Eleventh Street
    Indiana, PA 15705-1071
  • Phone: 724-357-2390
  • Fax: 724-357-1324
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.– 4:00 p.m.