The School of Music offers studies leading to the Master of Music degree in two areas:

Please note: Due to capacity issues, we are unable to accept Master of Music Education (Music Education) applications for 2021-22. 

MMus (Performance & Literature)

The Master of Music (Performance and Literature) is intended to develop a professional expertise in performance or composition, with additional emphasis on general literature and pedagogical practices.

This program requires 30 credit hours of coursework. Typical time to completion is two years of full-time study.  Brandon University offers MMus (Performance and Literature) in the following areas:

  • Piano
  • Collaborative Piano
  • Strings
  • Clarinet
  • Trumpet
  • Trombone
  • Euphonium
  • Tuba
  • Jazz
  • Composition
  • Choral Music/Choral Conducting
  • Wind Band/Instrumental Conducting

MMus (Music Education)

The Master of Music (Music Education) offers teachers the opportunity for advanced study with practical emphasis in elementary music, choral music, or instrumental music.

Brandon University offer two distinct routes for completion of the MMus (Music Education). Both require 30 credit hours of coursework:

  • Research Project Route
  • Thesis Route


Degree Requirements for:

Printable Applications and Documents

The application deadline is FEBRUARY 1st for admission in September. Please note: The application deadline for the 2021-22 academic year has been extended to March 1st, 2021.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible. Only complete applications will be considered.

Applications to the Performance and Literature program must have completed an undergraduate degree in Music performance or equivalent and display potential as performers. Applicants must present and audition of approximately 50 minutes, representing a variety of styles and periods. Where a live audition is not possible, only unedited video recordings of recent live performances where the performer can easily be identified may be submitted for consideration of regular status admission.

Applicants to the Music Education program will have completed an Undergraduate Music Education degree, or its equivalent. Normally, teaching experience and a teaching certificate are required. Exceptions may be considered on the strength of related professional experience.

Program Procedures and Forms:

Performance & Literature

Music Education