Master’s in Music

Strong Programs and Faculty

Truman State University has achieved recognition as one of the nation’s most notable public universities. Its student body is a selective one, helping to ensure a quality learning environment.

Choose from a wide range of music graduate study options. Our flexible degree programs are designed to meet the needs of the individual graduate student. Our faculty are nationally and internationally recognized performers, conductors, composers, and scholars.

A Wide Variety of Opportunities for Graduate Studies in Music

At Truman, you are treated as an individual, and personal quality time with our professors is assured. Our outstanding vocal and instrumental ensembles are available on a regular basis to graduate conducting students, and opportunities to perform abound. Graduate composers will find musicians are readily available to perform their works. Truman’s library is more than adequate to accommodate research needs.

Degree Options for Master of Arts in Music

We offer the Master of Arts degree in:

  • Conducting: Vocal Emphasis
  • Conducting: Instrumental Emphasis
  • Instrumental Performance (Woodwind, Brass, Percussion, Strings)
  • Music History/Research
  • Piano Performance
  • Theory/Composition
  • Vocal Performance

Learn more about the requirements for the Music Master of Arts program in the Truman Catalog.

Have Questions?

For more information about our Master of Arts in Music program, contact Victor Marquez-Barrios.

More information on Instrumental Conducting can be found on the Truman Bands website.

About Graduate Studies


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Saxophone Faculty Recital

February 19, 2018

A faculty recital featuring Dr. Xin Gao, saxophone, and Dr. Bhunghee Yoo, piano, will occur at 8 p.m. Feb. 22 in Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall. The performance, which is free and open to the public, will include “Largo” by George Frideric Handel, “Sonata en C#” by Fernande Decruck, “Chinese Ancient Dances” by Chen Yo, “Ku […]

Music Student Wins St. Louis Competition

February 19, 2018

Congratulations to Truman flute performance major Donald Rabin on being selected as the first place winner of the 2018 St. Louis Chapter Competition for the National Society of Arts and Letters. It is an organization that assists promising young artists through competitions, financial assistance, master classes, mentoring, and providing career opportunities. There are several chapters across […]

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