Students in Southeastern's Music graduate program study to advance their performance skills, strengthen their abilities to investigate, organize, integrate and evaluate information and develop their overall professional expertise. Students in this program possess the self-motivation and discipline to complete the individual study, research and project preparation that constitutes the majority of the degree program.

Other Concentrations

  • Performance
  • Music Theory
  • Instrumental Conducting
  • Choral Conducting



Required Semester Hours 33 - 36

Program Highlights

  • Department of Music and Performing Arts is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music

  • Highly qualified faculty devoted to teaching and providing a positive and supportive learning environment for all students

  • Faculty are leaders in their fields, holding offices in state and national professional organizations and receiving national and university awards in teaching, research and creative activity

  • Quality of performance teaching reflected through the accomplishments of students in competitions, placements, audition results, grad school placements and fellowship awards

  • Diverse student body from United States, Honduras, Bulgaria, Russia, Romania, Germany, the Republic of Moldova and Mexico

  • Southeastern's Community Music School provides the region with a vital community-based program of music education and gives students in the Music program an opportunity to teach Community Music School students while being evaluated by faculty

Program Requirements

  • Total semester hours required (Music Performance): 36
  • Total semester hours required (Music Theory): 33


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Church musician
  • College/university teacher
  • Composer/arranger/orchestrator
  • Conductor/director
  • Elementary/secondary music teacher
  • Instrumentalist, classical or pop/rock/jazz
  • Music librarian
  • Musicologist
  • Staged musical/theatre
  • Studio musician
  • Studio/private teaching
  • Vocalist, classical or pop/rock/jazz

Types of Employers

  • Colleges/universities
  • Computer software industry
  • Elementary/secondary schools
  • Instrument repair and design
  • Music editing and publishing



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Student Orgs & Activities

Music Educators' National Conference

Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia (Honorary Music Fraternity)

Kappa Kappa Psi (National Band Fraternity)

Delta Omicron (Honorary Music Fraternity)

American Choral Directors Association