The Department of Music at Florida Atlantic University is an accredited institutional member of NASM (National Association of Schools of Music). The Department offers a Master of Music degree, including concentrations in Commercial Music or Performance (Vocal, Instrumental, Guitar, Piano, Choral Conducting or Wind Conducting). The Department also shares a Master of Science in Music Business Administration in cooperation with the College of Business.
Faculty members of the Department of Music are active regionally, nationally and internationally as solo and collaborative performers, conductors, recording artists, scholars, composers, educators, lecturers, adjudicators and mentors. Our faculty work closely with students to help them build a versatile set of skills that will ensure success in their chosen area of the profession.
The Department of Music provides a comprehensive classroom curriculum in music theory, history and literature; applied studio instruction in piano, guitar, brass, woodwind, percussion, string and vocal areas; and performance experiences in a wide variety of large and small ensemble settings. The Department's Commercial Music Program offers practical music industry training through its Commercial Music Composition, Music Technology and Music Business concentrations. FAU’s Hoot/Wisdom Records L.L.C. label affords students hands-on experience in its state-of-the-art studios.
Students must apply for audition and also apply to the Graduate College. Students interested in graduate assistantships must apply for consideration.
Each student in the MM program must meet the College’s foreign language requirement of two semesters (8 credits) of undergraduate study in the same foreign language OR complete a graduate-level Reading for Research course (FRE/GER/SPN) OR demonstrate proficiency. Any course work taken to fulfill the requirement does not count toward the Master of Music degree.