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Graduate Degrees in Music

WKU offers a Master of Music Degree with four specializations in Music Education (Teacher/Leader), Conducting (Teacher/Leader), Conducting, and Pedagogy. Admission into either the Conducting (TL) or the Music Education (TL) specialization require a valid teaching certificate. These degrees will train young professional musicians who have already received undergraduate degrees in music to further hone their skills. Contact the Department of Music main office for additional information.

Graduate Degree Checklists

            Conducting Choral

            Conducting Instrumental

            Conducting (Teacher Leader) Choral

            Conducting (Teacher Leader) Instrumental

            Music Education (Teacher Leader)


Graduate assistantships are available in orchestra, choir and band.  To be considered for these competitive assistantships, complete the graduate assistantship application by April 1 for the upcoming fall semester.

Graduate Assistantship Application

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Western Kentucky University is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1948.


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 Last Modified 7/15/21