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Master of Music
The EWU Music Department offers an exciting and rigorous Master’s program with concentrations in Performance, Music Education, Composition, and Jazz Pedagogy. There is also a General Master’s degree in music that allows students interested in other areas to create a curriculum that suits their needs. Members of the Music Department faculty are leaders in their fields.
119 Music Building
Cheney, WA 99004
Master of Music: Performance--Instrumental, Vocal, Piano, Conducting
Master of Music in INSTRUMENTAL, VOCAL, and CONDUCTING PERFORMANCE
EWU offers the Master of Music degrees in instrumental and vocal performance including brass, percussion, string, woodwinds, and conducting. Study with the artist faculty is supported by a wide range of ensemble experiences which include orchestra, wind ensemble, traditional and jazz choirs, concert jazz orchestra, jazz combos, pop combos, opera, chamber music, and contemporary ensembles. Graduate students may have the unique opportunity to perform with area professional ensembles such as the Spokane Symphony, the Spokane Symphony Chorale and the Spokane Jazz Orchestra while in residence at EWU. Students are mentored individually to ensure the content and substance of their program meets their career goal intentions. Please contact Dr. Jane Ellsworth, Director of Graduate Studies at email@example.com to arrange an audition or interview.
Master of Music in PIANO PERFORMANCE The internationally renowned piano faculty at Eastern Washington University has modeled the MM degree in Piano Performance after the guiding principles outlined by the National Association of Schools of Music. The purpose of this Master of Music degree is to refine skills in performance, pedagogy, applied teaching, chamber music and collaborative pianism. Graduate students will have exciting opportunities to perform and teach while studying with acclaimed and world-class artist faculty. We also offer numerous experiences to perform in guest artist master classes, preparation for regional and national competitions, and mentoring that is tailored to the individual career goals. Exceptional masterclasses are offered to students, recent guests including Paul Barnes, Scott Rednour and Tony Caramia. Auditions are available at any time by making an appointment with Dr. Jody Graves, Director of Keyboard Studies. The graduate piano audition requirements include three contrasting (memorized) works from the standard repertoire, technique and sight reading. Qualified applicants may be awarded a GSA or NRGSA(teaching assistantship) in the areas of accompanying, group piano teaching and applied teaching. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the graduate piano performance program.