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CWU Department of Music
Phone: (509) 963-1216
Fax: (509) 963-1239
music@cwu.edu

Image of graduate student conducting the orchestra.The Graduate Music Program at CWU

The Master of Music degree is an advanced two-year course of study for students who have previously completed an undergraduate degree. The program is focused primarily on professional training and the refinement of musical craft. Our Master of Music Program is designed to provide opportunity for in-depth study in an area of specialization, to increase professional competence in teaching and performance, and to prepare for continued self-directed study or advanced graduate study. Masters of Music degrees cover a wide range of disciplines in the music industry and performing arts. 

Graduate Programs 

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Performance
  • Pedagogy
  • Music Education

Secondary areas of study (cognates)

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Jazz Pedagogy
  • Music Theory
  • Performance
  • Pedagogy
  • Music Education
  • Music History

By combining a primary area of study (degree program) with a secondary area of study (cognate) a CWU Music Graduate Student can create a customized program, which addresses interests, strengths, weaknesses and preparation for further advanced graduate studies.

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