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Violin on sheet music

Preparing you for the challenges ahead

You come to IUP pursuing your master’s level degree with specific goals in mind. We embrace your enthusiasm and commitment and prepare you to take your music to the next level of professional excellence. 


With an MA in Music Education, you will be prepared for:

  • PDE Level II Certification for teaching music K–12
  • A doctoral degree in music education

With an MA in Music Performance, you can pursue a DMA or a career as a professional musician, or enhance your career as an educator or private teacher. Here are some of the doctoral programs and ensembles our students have entered:

  • Broadway touring company of West Side Story
  • Military Bands
  • Florida State University
  • Indiana University at Bloomington
  • Louisiana State University
  • Manhattan School of Music
  • University of North Texas
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of Michigan 
  • 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.