Graduate Programs

Doctor of Musical Arts

Student playing a flute in an orchestra seating arrangementThe Doctor of Musical Arts offers music performers and conductors an advanced degree beyond the master of music degree. The program includes core courses in musicology, theory and literature. This is the terminal degree for performers and conductors.

Emphasis areas include:

  • Conducting (Wind, Orchestral, Choral)
  • Performance (Strings, Voice, Instrumental)

Master of Arts in Music History/Musicology

Person playing piano on a stageThe department of music offers music history courses which examine music and composers in broad cultural and social contexts through highly interdisciplinary approaches.

Learn more about the Music History, M.A.

Master of Music in Performance

Three students playing violinThe Master of Music in performance program in the School of the Arts allows students to pursue their primary musical interests and gain an education in the following tracks:

Master of Music in Music Education

Smiling student playing harpThe Master of Music in music education degree is for candidates who are currently active music teachers. This degree program will help you improve your music teaching skills.

Our MM in Music Education degrees are not designed to lead to a music teaching license on their own. We offer first-time licensure coursework leading to various Nevada music licenses. This can be in conjunction or separate from the MM in Music Education degree. Anyone interested in first-time licensure with or without the MM in Music Education must also enroll in the Professional Certificate program offered by the College of Education and Human Development. Please contact Kate Pollard, the Coordinator of Music Education, for specific details.

Emphasis areas include:

How to apply

We invite you to apply and audition to study music at the University of Nevada, Reno.