Jazz Commercial Music | M.M. Degree

Jazz/Commercial Music

Master of Music Degree

The graduate program in Jazz/Commercial Music is offered with concentrations in Performance, Composition/Arranging, Music History, and Music Technology. It provides the opportunity to advance your study and research in the field of music and earn a Master of Music Degree (M.M.).


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M.M. Jazz performers collaborate on stage.

Overview and Curriculum

Read more about the curriculum and the concentrations here.

The program is designed to meet the needs of professional musicians, audio recording engineers, music business executives, multimedia specialists, and active professionals working in the music industry, music education, or a music related field.

Courses of study are flexible and designed to complement past experience and assist you in reaching current and future goals. Each semester, you will meet with the Graduate Advisor to plan your academic program. You will have the opportunity to perform with an ensemble during each semester of study.

You must satisfactorily complete at least 36 credits of approved graduate courses with a minimum G.P.A. of 3.0. Twenty-four of these credits must be completed in residence in order to be eligible for the Master’s degree. A research project is required to be completed by Music History and Technology students. Performance and Composition students must present public recitals.

Commercial music degree performers play at FTC.

The Master of Music Degree can be completed in three semesters of full-time study or longer on a part-time basis. Graduate courses are scheduled for the late afternoon or early evening for the convenience of working students.