Master of Music

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Master of Music (one-year and two-year programs)

Combines the study of performance, pedagogy, music theory, music history, and scholarly research and writing. Individualized programs, developed in consultation with an advisor, may be developed through the use of electives.

One Year MM (12 credits)

Two Year MM (18 credits)

Northwestern University/Civic Orchestra of Chicago Fellowship

Through a faculty nomination process, select string students who audition for and are accepted by the Civic Orchestra of Chicago (the training orchestra of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra) may be eligible for full-tuition scholarships for two years of study toward the MM degree in String Performance.

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