Many students elect to continue their education immediately upon receiving a bachelor’s degree. Students interested in pursuing a master’s degree should apply to graduate school early in the senior year. Students planning graduate study at BGSU must apply through both the Graduate College in McFall Center and the College of Musical Arts.
The Master of Music degree program encompasses six emphases: ethnomusicology, music composition, choral music education, instrumental music education, music history, music performance and music theory. The music education emphasis features three options: comprehensive, plan I; comprehensive, plan II (non thesis); and choral music education. Music performance majors may choose between choral conducting, collaborative piano, orchestral conducting, jazz, voice, piano, piano pedagogy, instrumental and instrumental specialization—the latter a concentration within the brass, strings or woodwind areas, in a major and at least two minor instruments.