Master of Music: Instrumental Performance

Students completing this sub plan will:

  • comprehend, practice, and demonstrate the fundamentals and advanced technical, musical, and artistic development necessary for success on a primary instrument.
  • interpret, distinguish, and demonstrate knowledge of historical performance practices within specific instrumental repertoire.
  • synthesize and employ all musical, technical, and theoretical information gathered in repertoire and performance training to prepare for auditions into professional organizations and/or competitive doctoral programs

Application Procedures:

Apply to the Graduate College

In addition to materials requested on the on-line application, prospective Instrumental Performance students must submit a 15-20 minute audio/visual recording that demonstrates their skills to the major faculty member in their area before scheduling a live audition (unless prior permission has been attained from the major professor).

CD/DVD should be sent to the Major Professor of your instrument at:
Northern Arizona University
School of Music
Box 6040
Flagstaff, AZ 86011-6040

Detailed instructions for the additional materials and the CD/DVD submission are included in the online application. Please begin the application process and contact the major professor and/or Area Coordinator for your specific sub-plan if you have questions.

Information on Master of Music academic plans may be found on the Graduate College website (click here to view).

The NAU academic catalog is the official, authoritative source for all academic requirements and policies. Any discrepancies in curricular requirements from other sources will default to the catalog as the official, authoritative source.

If you need additional help, you may email the School of Music Graduate program (click here.)