Students seeking a composition specialization must submit a comprehensive creative portfolio of original work. The Master of Music is available with the following specializations: composition, conducting, performance and jazz studies. Please consult the School of Music and Dance website at http://musicdance.sdsu.edu for further information concerning admission.
In addition to meeting the requirements for classified graduate standing and the basic requirements for the master’s degree as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees, the student must complete a 30-unit graduate program, of which at least 18 must be in 600- and 700-numbered courses.
A final oral comprehensive examination is required for all Master of Music candidates.
Advancement to Candidacy
All students must satisfy the general requirements for advancement to candidacy, as described in Requirements for Master’s Degrees, and must have removed any deficiencies identified in the qualifying (placement) examinations by the end of the first semester.