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  Music - Master of Music (MMus)


University of Colorado Boulder    College of Music

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The Master of Music (MMus) programme at CU Boulder offers advanced studies in music performance, composition, research, and pedagogy. With various fields of study to choose from, including performance, composition, music theory, and conducting, students can tailor their degree to their specific interests. The programme requires a minimum of 30-32 credit hours of coursework, including thesis projects, and offers the flexibility to exceed these requirements to meet individual standards. Aspiring students should have completed an undergraduate degree in music, with composition and theory majors required to submit representative scores, recordings, and writing samples. Take your musical skills to the next level with our MMus programme.

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The Master of Music degree programs at CU Boulder are modeled after the guiding principles outlined by the National Association of Schools of Music. The purpose of Master of Music degree work is to refine skills in music performance, music composition, research and writing, and pedagogy. There are numerous fields of study within the Master of Music program as listed below. The musicology program admits students only at the PhD level. 

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Entry Requirements

Students should have completed undergraduate preparation equivalent to that expected for the bachelor's degree at this university. Normally this is a bachelor of music degree in the proposed area of concentration.

Before admission, composition majors should upload representative scores and recordings (to the digital portfolio on the application) and a list of completed compositions. Theory majors should upload two scholarly writing samples that demonstrate ability in critical analysis, appropriate research techniques and skill in the cogent use of English. For further details, see the Application Process section of the website.




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