Department of Music

Graduate Program

Combined B.A./M.A. in Music Education

The College Music Department and the Music Education Department at the Eastman School of Music offer an option that allows a limited number of undergraduates to get an early start on a Master of Arts degree in Music Education at Eastman. The program normally takes 5 1/2 or 6 years to complete. Along with the Master's degree, students also receive initial certification in teaching music in New York State. Students apply for the M.A. degree during the second semester of the junior year.

B.A. Requirements: Complete required theory, history, musicianship and keyboard skills, and performance requirements (studio lessons and ensembles) of one of the B.A. music tracks. Entrance audition/interview at ESM required as part of admission to M.A.

Students interested in pursuing the BA/MA in Music Education should contact Josef Hanson, the College's advisor for this program, to develop a plan of action.

Combined B.A./M.A. in Ethnomusicology

B.A. Requirements: Complete required theory, history, musicianship and keyboard skills, and performance requirements (studio lessons and ensembles) of one of the B.A. music tracks; must include a World Musics (MUR 121 or 6MHS 281 or 282) course. The student must maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA in required courses. An entrance audition/interview at ESM in required as part of admission to the M.A.

Students interested in pursuing the BA/MA in Ethnomusicology should contact Josef Hanson, the College's advisor for this program, to develop a plan of action.