Graduate Degrees


USA Holiday ConcertThe University of South Alabama Master of Music Degree

The University of South Alabama has received program approval from the National Association of Schools of Music, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and the Alabama Commission on Higher Education for a Master of Music degree. This program began in the Summer of 2014.

All information listed below, including enrollment procedures and other requirements, are currently in effect.

Students interested in this program may contact the Graduate Coordinator of Music, Dr. Jeannette Fresne, for additional information.

 

Degree

  • Master of Music
    • Concentration in Music Education (General, Instrumental, Vocal)
    • Concentration in Performance (Piano, Voice, Brass, Woodwinds, or Percussion)
    • Concentration in Collaborative Keyboard

Academic Requirements

  • Undergraduate Degree in Music
    • A minimum GPA of at least a 3.0 on all undergraduate work. In exceptional cases, applicants may be considered with at least a 2.5 GPA on all undergraduate work, or at least a 2.75 GPA on the last 60 hours of undergraduate work.
    • International applicants: TOEFL score (minimum 71)

Office of Admissions Application Procedures

  • Apply Online: https://southalabama.liaisoncas.com/
  • Complete Graduate Application for Admission
    • Submit fee
    • Request a separate official transcript from each institution attended to be mailed directly to the Office of Admissions
    • Résumé, limit to one page
    • Recommendation Letters (3) addressing your academic and/or professional abilities
    • Submit GRE test scores: USA College code for GRE is 1880
    • Copy of Teaching Certificate is required for Music Education specialization

Departmental Admission Requirements

  • Passing score in Graduate Music Theory and Music History Diagnostic Exams
  • Admission requirements per area of specialization:
    • Music Education
      • Teaching Certificate
      • Video of teaching: 10 – 25 minutes. Acceptability determined by music education faculty
        Contact: Dr. Fresne at jfresne@southalabama.edu

    • Performance: Piano
      • Audition - recording or live. Admission determined by area faculty
        Contact: Dr. Holm at rholm@southalabama.edu

    • Performance: Voice
      • Diagnostic exam in vocal diction (Italian, German, and French)
      • Audition - recording or live. Admission determined by area faculty
        Contact: Dr. Rowell at trowell@southalabama.edu

    • Performance: Woodwinds, Brass, or Percussion
    • Collaborative Keyboard
      • Audition - recording or live. Admission determined by area faculty
        Contact: Dr. Holm at rholm@southalabama.edu

 

Degree Checksheets
The Department of Music offers the following options for completion of the Masters Degree: