Missouri State University’s graduate music programs offer a variety of concentrations, practical courses, expert faculty and up-to-date resources. There are also a variety of electives to accommodate your interests. The Master of Music degree can help you advance your current career or help you prepare to pursue a doctoral degree.
Working individually with both of Missouri State’s faculty composers, students choosing the Composition Concentration will continue to develop and refine the skills acquired at the undergraduate level in writing original musical works for the concert hall and/or for media. Frequent interaction with fellow composition students and visiting composers of national prominence, along with numerous opportunities to collaborate with performers, will focus their craft towards the ultimate goal of writing a thesis composition. Courses in advanced analysis, music theory pedagogy, and commercial music help to enhance the skills of students pursuing this concentration.