As a Hartt Student, you receive the intensive performing arts education you expect from a graduate program, but have the opportunity to gain so much more. Hundreds of performances, guest lectures, gallery shows, and athletic events take place on our beautifully landscaped 350-acre campus.  You will have access to world-renowned faculty and will join a community of supportive and engaging peers.

Master of Arts in Music

The Master of Arts in Music degree is a rigorous, graduate program that offers curricula designed to elevate student accomplishments in their pursuit of professional excellence. Students in the program receive a broad overview of musical study with access to courses in areas including, but not limited to: Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance, Composition, Instrumental Conducting, Choral Conducting, Music Theory, Music History, Jazz and Music Education. Because of the vast number of elective courses at the graduate level, the Master of Arts in Music program will allow students to experience an array of academic and performance classes that enhance their abilities and expand their creativity without being overly prescriptive. Music majors in the Master of Arts program may take courses from a variety of disciplines that introduce students to other fields and ways of thinking. As a final project, students have the choice of completing a thesis, recital, or lecture-recital.


Master of Music

  • Composition
  • Electronic Music Composition
  • Music Theory

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Composition
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Music History Pedagogy
  • Music Theory