Master's Study in Music
Audition Dates for 2012–2013
Application and Audition/Interview Deadline: March 1
- Friday, November 30, 2012
- Saturday, January 12, 2013
- Saturday, February 2, 2013
- Saturday, February 23, 2013 (deadline for assistantship consideration)
- Saturday April 20, 2013
- Conducting applicants: Audition dates will be emailed to you after you submit the audition/interview form.
Master of Music Degree Program
The Master of Music degree program, offered by the College of Musical Arts, is designed to prepare musicians to practice their specialization in the changing environment of current American musical culture. The program encompasses six fields: composition, ethnomusicology, music education, music history, performance and music theory.
Specializations in music education
Education features three specializations—Plan I: comprehensive; Plan II: comprehensive or choral; and instrumental.
Specializations in music performance
Performance majors may select from the following: choral conducting, collaborative piano, instrumental and instrumental specialization, jazz studies, orchestral conducting, piano, piano pedagogy and voice. The instrumental specialization option consists of a concentration in a major instrument and at least two minor instruments within the brass, strings and woodwind areas. Considerable flexibility is permitted within an individual program to meet the special needs of students.
Materials concerning details about the graduate program in music at Bowling Green State University may be received upon request.
Prerequisites to Graduate Work
Applicants should possess an appropriate undergraduate degree, as well as potential for advanced study as evidenced by musical and intellectual abilities and achievements. In cases where an applicant is deficient in background, the departmental graduate faculty will require additional course work; for example, remedial courses in music history and music theory.
All new graduate students with assistantships are required to attend the Graduate Student Orientation (GSO), during which incoming students participate in seminars related to college teaching.
All new CMA graduate students must attend the departmental orientation sessions, and take music theory and music history entrance exams. There is a study guide for the theory/history exam available online.
International students—please send all application materials directly to the College of Musical Arts attention Sherri White at the following address:
College of Musical Arts
Attn: Sherri White
Bowling Green State University
Bowling Green, Ohio 43403-0290
Applicants seeking admission to the Master of Music program should follow the instructions outlined in the Graduate College Application for Admissions. In addition to the general admission requirements set by the Graduate College, applicants must fulfill the following departmental requirements. Applicants electing the performance or conducting options must audition for area faculty. Applicants electing music history, ethnomusicology, music theory or composition emphasis must submit examples of their work with their applications. Music education and music theory applicants must attend an interview.
A number of graduate assistantships are available. A list of available positions and other information is available here.