George Mason University
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George Mason University

Master of Music (MM)

  • Brian Wuttke
  • de Laski Performing Arts Bldg, A432
    4400 University Drive, MS 3E3
    Fairfax, VA 22030
  • 703-993-1381

Program Overview

The MM degree is offered as an educational channel to meet the intellectual and career needs of qualified students. Students study with nationally and internationally recognized faculty who are active performers, conductors, composers, music theoreticians, historians, and music teachers. Admission is based on acceptance to the university and audition. It is a comprehensive and advanced program of study with a choice of concentrations in performance, music education, composition, conducting, jazz studies, and pedagogy. The MM with a concentration in Music Education does not provide licensure to teach music in public or private schools.

Find degree requirements in the university catalog.


Our program provides practical experience that prepares graduates for the professional arena. Given our location near Washington, D.C., our students are immersed in a rich and diverse cultural setting, which allows for a wide range of educational and performance opportunities. Students are able to work with practicing artist teachers, many of whom are also members of other accomplished arts organizations in the greater Washington metro area, and have the chance to learn from visiting guests artists who are invited to campus. Teaching opportunities for students are available through the Potomac Arts Academy, a community arts school that is affiliated with the university.

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