The EWU Music Department offers an exciting and rigorous Master's program with concentrations in Performance, Music Education, Composition, and Jazz Pedagogy. There is also a General Master's degree in music that allows students interested in other areas to create a curriculum that suits their needs. Members of the Music Department faculty are leaders in their fields; for individual information about individual faculty members, follow this link to our faculty web page.
Areas of Concentration: General (Non-Specific), Music Education, Composition, Performance (Instrumental/Vocal), Jazz Pedagogy
Students intending to pursue the Master of Music degree should hold an appropriate baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution. The GRE is no longer required. Applicants should submit a writing sample of no less than three pages. Ideally, this will be an undergraduate term paper or other essay that contains references to secondary sources that are cited in an accepted scholarly style. If no writing sample of this type is available, another type of sample is acceptable; examples might include program notes, a statement of teaching philosophy for music education applicants, a statement of creative process for composition applicants or any other demonstration of the applicant's writing ability. Students will also take a personal audition or submit an un-edited tape of their performance. Students who are interested in teaching careers, performance careers and business careers in music can design a program to suit their needs. The degree is also designed to prepare the student for further graduate study.
Graduate Program Handbook 2012-2013
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