Degrees

The School of Music at George Mason University is pleased to currently offer the following degree programs listed below. Please refer to the School of Music section of the University Catalog for complete information about these programs and their requirements.

Bachelor of Music
  • Composition
  • Jazz (instrumental and vocal)
  • Music Education
  • Performance

Bachelor of Arts

Bachelor of Arts degrees in the School of Music provide maximum flexibility to students who have diverse interests in music and other fields. 60% of a student’s coursework in the BA is outside of music. Recent BA students have gone on to graduate study and to careers in studio teaching, arts management, musicology, and music theory to name only a few.

Minor

  • Composition
  • Ethnomusicology
  • Healing Arts
  • Jazz Studies (instrumental and vocal)
  • Music

Master of Music

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Jazz Studies (instrumental and vocal)
  • Music Education
  • Pedagogy
  • Performance

Doctor of Musical Arts

  • Composition
  • Conducting
  • Performance (classical or jazz emphasis)

Doctor of Philosophy

  • Music Education

Graduate Certificate Programs

  • Instrumental Performance
  • Music Education Licensure
  • Piano Performance
  • Vocal Performance

Performance majors receive vital instruction in pedagogy and literature, and all undergraduate music degrees include significant internship experiences that pave the way for future professional success in all fields of music. Music students benefit from a wide range of coursework including: