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The Department of Music offers the Master of Arts degree in Music with concentrations in conducting, performance, composition, and music education. Our graduate curricula are unique in their flexible and comprehensive designs. The Music faculty is deeply committed to providing our students with the utmost in personal attention and opportunities for creative endeavors. As a result, we have an outstanding record of job placement, and our graduates are respected leaders in all fields of music. The concentrations in performance, composition, and conducting are taught on the EIU campus in a 2-year residential program, while the Music Education concentration is primarily an online program with a single, one-week residency.


Music Education (Online - with a single, one-week residency), Performance, Composition, Conducting

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Scholarship Listing

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2016 Distinguished Graduate Student
Al & Vesta Rundle Scholarship
Brian Reed Excellence in Jazz Annual Scholarship
Department of Music Grant-in-Aid Award
Diversifying Higher Education Faculty in Illinois (DFI) Fellowship
Dr. Kenneth E. Hadwiger Foreign Cultures Award
EIU University Professionals of Illinois Graduate Annual Scholarship
Frances Meyer Hampton Graduate Scholarship
Hamand Society of Graduate Scholars
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity Awards
King-Mertz Research/Creative Activity College Award of Excellence
Mrs. Pratima Niranjan Shah Scholarship
Robert & Kathryn Augustine Distinguished Master's Thesis Award Competition & MAGS Thesis Nomination
Ronald & Myra Jeffris Music Excellence Endowment
The EIU College Thesis Award of Excellence
The Graduate School Research/Creative Activity Grants
Williams Travel Grants

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Faculty Listing

Music, Doudna Fine Arts Center 2516
Contact Name: Dr. Anna Cromwell, Graduate Coordinator
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