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MM Commercial Music



The Master of Music in Commercial Music is designed for students to further develop their knowledge and skills of music in commercial styles. The major offers two emphasis areas: performance and media composition and arranging. Graduates will enhance their opportunities to become professional commercial performers, composers/arrangers, producers and musicians in a variety of creative media in the commercial music industry. This degree will also make posible the pursuit of teaching positions and doctoral programs within certain discipline areas.

Courses in audio engineering, entrepreneurship, and apprenticeship are included in both emphases. Supporting coursework includes research, history, ensemble participation and theory.

Commercial Music majors are required to successfully complete comprehensive written and oral examinations. The culminating project is a choice of a full recital, lecture recital or recording project.

MM Commercial / Curriculum Overview

MM Commercial Media Composition and Arranging Checklist
MM Commercial Performance Checklist

Audition Requirements

For further information on our various graduate programs, contact Dr. Kris Elsberry, Director of Graduate Studies (615-460-8111).