MM Options: Conducting; Composition; Performance

Certificate: Performer's

The graduate program leading to the Master of Music degree is designed to provide opportunity for a variety of advanced studies in music. The objective of the program is to produce a graduate student skilled in research, able in organizational and writing skills, and imaginative in developing new approaches and concepts: a student who, with a broad knowledge of the history and literature of music, is able to use this knowledge with effective musicality as a performer or conductor.

The MM may be earned with either an academic or a performance emphasis. The program will effectively prepare students for continuation into doctoral study. Students may focus their studies in one of three areas: Conducting, Composition, Performance.

Further information about all aspects of the program is contained in the Graduate Studies Handbook, available upon request from the Music Department office. Prospective students are advised to request this document.

Admission as a classified graduate student in Music requires:

  • a baccalaureate degree with a music major;
  • a minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 units;
  • satisfactory completion of the GRE Basic Exam;
  • two letters of reference (non-Sacramento State students);
  • successful audition or composition portfolio review, if applicable.

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