The Master of Music (MM) degree program is a two-year curriculum that includes coursework in music theory, composition, and music history which supports the student’s development as a performer. A Master of Music student may also elect to take pedagogy coursework through the Colburn Teaching Fellows program. Students must have completed a bachelor’s degree or the equivalent prior to enrolling. Students completing this program are prepared for further graduate study at the doctoral level or for employment within the profession. It is possible to be admitted to the MM as a member of an existing chamber group into the Graduate Chamber Ensemble-in-Residence program.
The Artist Diploma (AD) program focuses on the development of highly- skilled performing musicians. The AD is a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years in length, with a minimum requirement of four recitals. Students must have completed a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent to enroll in the Artist Diploma. Students completing this program are prepared for further study at the post-graduate level or for employment within the profession. In addition to performance, there is a Chamber Music emphasis within the Artist Diploma to which a student may be admitted. See Graduate Chamber Ensemble-in-Residence for details of this emphasis.
The Professional Studies Certificate (PSC) program emphasizes professional and pre-professional activities outside of the Colburn School. It is designed for students seeking intensive training in their applied area, often with specific goals in mind (such as preparation for competitions or auditions). Students are not required to have completed a baccalaureate degree but must have completed an undergraduate diploma or certificate to matriculate. Students completing this program are prepared for employment within the profession.