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Graduate Degree Program: Master of Music


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


Download The Complete Degree Plan Listings 

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
Choral Conducting
Guitar, Keyboard, or String Performance
Instrumental Conducting
Latin Music Performance
Jazz Music Performance
Music History / Literature
Music Theory
Voice Performance


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.

 Graduate Assistantship Application form


Contact the Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music for additional information:

Dr. Al Corley Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music
phone: (512) 245-3401
e-mail: ac44@txstate.edu
mailing address: Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music
School of Music
601 University Drive
Texas State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, TX 78666