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Graduate Studies in Music

The application for entry in Fall 2022 can be found here. The application will open on October 1, 2021. The Fall 2022 deadline for applications to Music Department graduate programs is Saturday, December 18, 2021. Please check back for updated information. Note that the Music Department only accepts applications for Fall Quarter. 

The Music Department offers three graduate degree programs:

The Master of Arts (MA) in Music with an emphasis in composition, ethnomusicology, or performance practice (including conducting). 

The Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in Music Composition with tracks in computer-assisted (algorithmic) composition or world music composition.

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Music with an emphasis in cross-cultural and interdisciplinary studies.


For information on applying to our programs, please use the link to the left.

Questions may be directed to Michael Blackburn, Graduate Programs Coordinator:

(831) 459-3199
M-F 9:00am-4:30pm