Master of Music

College of Letters, Arts, and Social Sciences
Master of Music

Degree Options:

  • Option in Conducting
  • Option in Music Education (including 100% fully online option - more information available here)
  • Option in Performance

Who Would be Interested in This Program?

  • EKU's graduate music program is designed for musicians and music educators that are seeking to further their musical skills, enhance their pedagogical and theoretical knowledge, and apply their learning to the art of music making and music teaching.

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

  • Individuals interested in the MM program must apply and be admitted to both, the Graduate School and the EKU Department of Music.
  • Applicants must have a 2.5 overall undergraduate GPA or higher. If undergraduate GPA is less than 2.5, applicants must submit official GRE scores to be considered for Probationary Admission. Expected target scores on the GRE for Probationary Admission are 144 on the Verbal and 3.0 on the Analytical Writing sections.
  • Applicants must submit undergraduate transcripts.
  • All Master of Music candidates are required to complete the Music Theory and Music History Entrance Exams as part of the application process. In addition, applicants seeking degrees with an emphasis in conducting or performance will need to arrange an audition with the appropriate faculty specialist. More information on specific audition requirements can be found by visiting

Where Are Recent Graduates of the Program Employed?

  • Recent graduates of EKU's music program are employed in a variety of positions within the field of music.
  • EKU graduates hold positions teaching and conducting music in public and private schools, including P-12 and higher education settings.
  • Employment within the field of music industry, including positions with major music manufacturers and musical organizations.
  • EKU graduates can be found performing in professional symphonies and military bands throughout the country.

How Do I Get More Information?