Master of Science in Music
The Master of Science in Music in Temple’s Boyer College of Music and Dance integrates advanced experience in applied music with research and problem-solving. Students in this music-generalist degree program connect research to creative work and critical analysis in a field of practice; receive graduate-level instruction; and expand upon or explore new areas of applied performance, delving beyond their undergraduate majors. No auditions are required for entry to this program. However, at the beginning of your first semester of matriculation, you'll complete an audition for placement in applied lessons and ensembles.
The Music MS curriculum is tailored so that you gain broad experience in
- applied lessons in voice, instrumental or keyboard music, with opportunities to explore new or familiar performance genres in classical, contemporary commercial or jazz music;
- areas of personal interest, including music education, music studies, music technology or musical theater; and
- music history, music theory and research.
To further complement your graduate experience, the curriculum includes courses with Boyer College of Music and Dance students in other graduate disciplines, allowing you to collaborate on ideas and research topics with classmates.
The culminating event is a final project that emphasizes a student’s critical-thinking expertise and connects creative work, research and practice through a paper, presentation or performance. In addition, students complete a final performance for a panel of Boyer faculty members.