Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), Texas State University's School of Music offers graduate work leading to the Master of Music degree.
The Master of Music-Music Education and Master of Music-Music are both 36-hour programs with a core of 12 semester hours, a major area of 12 semester hours, and an additional 12 semester hours of electives related to the major area. Also offered are opportunities for independent studies with professors in their areas of specialization.
All M.M. Concentration Degree Plans are listed below. Prospective Students should also visit the Graduate Admissions Checklist.
Master of Music-Music Education
Master of Music
Choral Music Education
General Music Education
Instrumental Music Education
Kodály Music Education
Latin Music Education
All concentrations require final research projects.
note: The Kodály Music Education program, approved by the Organization of American Kodaly Education (OAKE), leads to both a Kodály Certification and the M.M. degree.
Brass, Percussion, or Woodwind Performance
Guitar, Keyboard, or String Performance
Latin Music Performance
Jazz Music Performance
Music History / Literature
All performance concentrations as well as the choral and instrumental conducting concentrations require a final graduate recital. The music history / literature and music theory concentrations require a thesis. The composition concentration entails the development of a portfolio of original music, including solo, chamber, orchestra, and electronic pieces; one major original work must be submitted with an accompanying critical analysis to make up the requisite final project.
Contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Music for additional information: