With the UMass master of music, you’ll train for a career in classical or jazz performance, music education, history and theory, conducting, or composition/arranging.

The MM offers eight concentrations: collaborative piano, composition, conducting, jazz composition and arranging, music education, music theory, and performance (classical and jazz). UMass also offers music teacher licensure and certificates in classical music performance, conducting, jazz performance, jazz composition/arranging, music theory pedagogy, and music history pedagogy.

MM students complete 33 credits, including two music theory and two music history courses, and a specific curriculum for their concentration. Additionally, students in history/musicology, theory or music education/research are required to write a thesis. Collaborative piano students accompany four recitals, composition and jazz composition/arranging students submit an original composition, and performance and music education/applied music students perform a recital. Music education/conducting majors must conduct a public program, or complete another capstone project, and music education/pedagogy students complete a capstone project as well.