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Featuring world-class faculty and facilities, a wealth of performance and pedagogical opportunities, and access to Houston’s magnificent arts and culture scene, the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music is the ideal place to pursue your Master of Music degree. We offer a comprehensive range of master’s degrees, each aimed at making the most of your next step as a musician and scholar. While at the Moores School of Music, you will focus on your passion in a positive and diverse environment, while taking advantage of competitive tuition and ample financial support opportunities to help you build toward a fruitful future. We welcome you to the Moores School of Music, Major City, Major Music.

Specializations

  • Collaborative Piano

    The Master of Music program in Collaborative Piano provides skilled pianists advanced training and performance experience as collaborators with vocalists and instrumentalists. Download a degree plan and see the degree requirements in the graduate catalog.

  • Composition

    The Master of Music in Composition provides advanced training for students pursuing a career in music composition. Download a degree plan or see the degree requirements in the graduate catalog.

  • Conducting

    The Master of Music in Conducting program provides advanced training and performance experience for students pursuing a career in either Choral, Jazz, Orchestral, or Wind Conducting. Download a degree plan or view the degree requirements in the graduate catalog.

  • Music Education

    The Master of Music in Music Education program strengthens the pedagogical skills and broadens the musical knowledge of the music teacher. Download a degree plan and view the degree requirements in the graduate catalog.

  • Music Theory

    The Master of Music in Music Theory provides advanced training in music analysis, research, and writing for students pursuing a career in the college-level teaching of music theory. Download a degree plan and view the degree requirements in the graduate catalog.

  • Musicology

    The Master of Music in Musicology provides advanced training in musicological research and writing for students pursuing a career in the college-level teaching of musicology, music literature, or music criticism. Download a degree plan and view the degree requirements in the graduate catalog.

  • Performance

    The Master of Music in Performance provides advanced training and performance experience for students pursuing a career in music performance.

  • Performance & Pedagogy

    The Master of Music in Performance & Pedagogy provides private music teachers advanced training in performance and in techniques of private and group music lessons.

  • Sacred Music

    The Master of Music in Sacred Music program provides advanced training and specialized education for students in the history and performance practice of sacred musical literature.

Felipe Tristán (MM ’09)

“Studying at the Moores School of Music was one of the best experiences of my life. UH brought students from different music worlds together – orchestra, band, opera, and music education – and it was a rush to be surrounded by such exceptional, friendly, driven people every day. As well, the remarkable faculty helped create a warm, welcoming community that supported the students, made us feel at home, and inspired us to live up to our artistic potential. It was also my first experience living and working in the United States, and I fell in love with this energetic country and the warm Houston community. My UH experience helped me launch my life in classical music and in the US, which led to fellowships, performing opportunities, teaching work in New York – and now, my conducting career in the US and abroad. I’m grateful and proud to be a Moores School of Music alumnus!”—Felipe Tristán (MM ’09)