Master of Music

Ball State University's master of music degree (30-32 hours) offers in-depth study for students highly gifted in music performance, music composition, music teaching, or research. Majors include music performance, conducting, woodwinds, piano chamber music/accompanying, piano performance and pedagogy, music history and musicology, music education, music theory, and music composition.

The MM degree is designed for students who are certified to teach as well as for those who do not have and do not seek such certification. A faculty-approved creative project, recital, or thesis is required of all students.

Curriculum Outlines
Course requirements for each of the available majors for this degree may be downloaded and viewed below.

  • Conducting 
  • Performance
  • Performance, Woodwind Emphasis 
  • Piano Chamber Music/Accompanying
  • Piano Performance and Pedagogy
  • Music Education 
  • Music Education: Four Summers Option 
  • Music Education: Master's Plus License Option 
  • Music History and Musicology
  • Music Theory
  • Composition 

More Information
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For complete course descriptions, please consult the Ball State University Course Directory.