2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    May 27, 2024  
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, MM

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The Master of Music degree program is designed to develop candidates into professional conductors, teachers, and performers. A unique graduate opportunity will include extended mentoring between the Dean, involved music faculty, and the graduate music students. Additional para-curricular activities will also be offered (i.e. conducting seminars, reading sessions, master classes). Through these para-curricular activities, relational skills on multiple levels are discussed, evaluated, and experienced.

Admission Requirements

Master of Music Admission Requirements

Admission standards for graduate studies at California Baptist University can be found in the Admissions section of the University Catalog. Specific application requirements for the graduate program in Music are:

  1. Grade Point Average
    • A minimum 3.0 GPA for unconditional admission and a minimum 2.75 GPA for conditional admission
    • Applicants with a GPA lower than 2.75 may be considered for admission with a successful audition and interview with the Dean or Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
  2. Prerequisites
    • Completion of a Bachelor of Arts in Music or a Bachelor of Music from a regionally accredited college or university or the evaluated equivalency
  3. Three Recommendations, completed on forms provided, from sources who can personally attest to the candidate’s potential for scholarly and professional success. Family members and friends may not complete recommendations
  4. Comprehensive Essay that includes the following:
    • Purpose for entering the program
    • Spiritual life and experience
    • Reasons for choosing to study at California Baptist University
  5. Successful Audition (See Graduate Music Handbook for Audition Requirements)

Program Requirements (36 units)

All students in the Master of Music program will complete twelve (12) units of core courses and an additional twenty four (24) units in one of four concentrations available.

Concentration Requirements (24 units)

Students must complete at least twenty four (24) additional units in one of the following concentrations: Composition; Conducting; Music Education; Performance


Students must complete either the Choral Conducting Track or the Instrumental Conducting Track requirements.


Students must complete either the Instrumental Performance Track or the Vocal Performance Track requirements.

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