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Student sitting in the music building with his trombone
Front shot of the NEW music building
Jennifer Mendez, student clarinet player
Percussion Ensemble outside of the NEW music building
Luis Sanchez, Piano and Keyboarding Professor

Graduate Programs


The Department of Music is a member of the National Association of Schools of Music and the Texas Association of Music Schools. The Department of Music offers the Master of Music degree with two areas of emphasis: Performance and Music Education.

Maintained within the Music Building are ample facilities for developing the various phases of musical ability. The recording and score collection in the general university library provides a valuable supplement for music scholarship and research. Private instruction is available in voice, keyboard, winds, percussion, and conducting.

Program of Graduate Work

Master of Music degree

Students in the Master of Music program choose either an emphasis in performance (applied music or conducting) or music education. The M.M. with an emphasis in performance develops specific music skills and abilities to a high degree in the fields of instrumental and vocal performance and conducting. The M.M. with an emphasis in music education focuses on teacher training at the elementary and secondary levels.


Students are required to complete an audition (performance or teaching demonstration) for admission to the Graduate program. Students may obtain specific requirements for the audition by contacting the Graduate Coordinator in the Music Department. Students with a bachelor’s degree in music from A&M-Commerce may use a letter of recommendation from their applied teacher(s) in lieu of an audition.

Department Requirements


Graduate students pursuing the Master of Music degree with an emphasis in performance must perform a fifty-minute public recital.

Final Comprehensive Examinations

The Department of Music requires the candidate to pass a written examination over the course work listed on the degree plan prior to taking an oral examination.

For more detail information, please refer to the particular program:

Master of Music with Emphasis in Performance

Master of Music with Emphasis in Music Education