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Music: Master of Music (MM) in ​Classical Performance
The Aaron Copland School of Music offers conservatory-level training in classical performance, jazz performance, and jazz composition, leading to the Master of Music (MM) degree.

The MM in Classical Performance includes private instruction in the major instrument or voice, ensembles, studies in historical performance practice, and other courses geared to the needs of classical performers. A student may major in a standard orchestral, keyboard, or early-music instrument, in classical guitar, voice, or conducting (orchestral or choral).

Electives are planned for the needs of the school music teacher or are drawn from other graduate music offerings. Concentrations in instrumental music, general music, jazz music education, composition pedagogy, and conducting are offered.

Requirements for Matriculation 

These requirements are in addition to the general requirements for matriculation.​​
1. An undergraduate degree with a major in music (or its equivalent).
2. An audition on the major instrument or voice. Auditions are held at the college each semester on the major instrument or voice. A short (30-minute) examination in basic music theory is administered on the day of the audition. Submit an audition request form to the Aaron Copland School of Music Office. Visit their website to obtain audition request form and audition requirements.
3. International students are required to take the TOEFL with a minimum score of 79 or the IELTS with a minimum score of 6. Provisional acceptance is available if the TOEFL score is between 75 and 79, or the IELTS score is between 5.5 and 6.


Requirements for Non-Matriculation

Students are to follow the college’s requirements for non-matriculation​.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​


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