Music Performance, MA

  • Three percussion students playing instruments during a concert

    How you can get to Carnegie Hall

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

    Our 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 or additional study at the doctoral level.

    When you enter the program you choose a principal performing area from the following areas:

    • Brass Performance
    • Choral Conducting
    • Organ Performance
    • Percussion Performance
    • Piano Performance
    • String Performance
    • Vocal Performance
    • Wind Conducting
    • Woodwind Performance

    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
    • 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