Graduate Programs

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Music: M.M.


In the School of Music, performers, educators, scholars, and creators of music collaborate to achieve the highest levels of artistry while engaging local, regional, and global communities. We provide opportunities for significant musical growth through ensembles, private study, and academic music courses, while offering cultural enrichment to the broader community. In addition, we support and collaborate with music educators and other professional musicians. To learn more about the mission of the School of Music, please click here.

The School of Music offers Master’s degree programs for students seeking advanced study in music. Through study with our distinguished faculty, graduate students acquire the necessary skills for success in their chosen career path. Graduate students may choose from among four degree concentrations: Performance (with specialization in voice or instrument); Teaching (with specialization in PK-12 music education); Composition; or Conducting (with specialization in instrumental or choral conducting). 

The rich resources within the School of Music and throughout the University of Delaware enhance our students’ educational experiences. Students have access to internationally recognized guest artists and pedagogues, support and guidance for exploring their own projects, touring opportunities with our renowned ensembles, and a variety of programs for performance and study both domestically and abroad.

Our graduates excel in the highly competitive field of music and have been successful in attaining important positions within their respective areas. Alumni who choose to further their graduate study have found considerable success in the most prestigious doctoral programs in the country.

The School of Music is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music.


Program Concentrations:

  • Performance
    • Instrumental
    • Vocal
    • Keyboard
  • Conducting
    • Orchestral   
    • Wind Band
    • Choral   
  • Composition
  • Teaching


Application Deadlines


January 15: To be considered for departmental funding
May 15: Final deadline to apply
June 15: Final deadline to apply for Performance Concentration for Trumpet and French Horn ONLY (Fall 2024 only)


UD Tuition

The 2023-2024 UD graduate student tuition rate per credit hour is $1028.