The School of Music offers studies leading to the Master of Music degree in two areas: Performance & Literature and Music Education. Applications for MMus studies at the School of Music must also include an application to Brandon University. For further information please see the Graduate Calendar or Contact Leanne Zacharias, Chair, Graduate Music Department.

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Application Requirements

*Please note that applications to the Master of Music program for Fall 2023 are now closed. Applications for Fall 2024 will reopen on October 1, 2023.

Please note: Applications for the Music Education stream of the Master of Music are not being accepted for the 2024-25 year. Applications for the Performance & Literature stream are still welcome.

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

Professional Enrichment Requirement:

Students are required to attend to observe at least twenty professional enrichment events in the course of their degree program. Students who fail to satisfy this requirement will not be permitted to graduate. Please refer to the complete Professional Enrichment Guidelines found on the Policies page.