Music M.M.: Music History

Become an expert on musicology through research and hands-on experiences guided by distinguished faculty

The Master of Music in Music History program provides exceptional training in music history and literature to prepare you for the job-market and to continue further your career in musicology. Students will enhance their research and writing skills, and continue to develop their own comprehensive knowledge of musicology through study of music theory, history and analysis. You'll explore other areas of specialization through directed work with professors and additional coursework in a wide array of topics.

Students in this program have taken part in co-research projects with faculty members, presented at conferences and symposiums, co-authored articles, been accepted for doctoral programs in musicology, and gained valuable teaching experience at the college level through teaching music history courses, music appreciation courses, and tutoring.


Leading Program

The UNI School of Music is regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest and is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Top-Notch Facilities

The School of Music is home to state-of-the-art facilities, including recording studios, performance and practice spaces, editing labs and more.


The UNI School of Music awards $400,000 in scholarships to our students each year – helping our students pursue their degrees affordably. 

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Ann Bradfield, D.M.A.

School of Music Graduate Program Coordinator

(319) 273-2640

Career Opportunities

After you complete our program, you will have a variety of career opportunities and be well prepared to further your education. For reference, our alumni has landed on the following careers:

  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Director
  • Freelancer
  • Instructor
  • Musician
  • Teacher
  • Performer

Courses & Curriculum

This is a thesis-only program, which consists of the following classes:

  • Foundations of Musical Analysis
  • Topics in Music Theory and Analysis
  • Foundations of Musicology
  • Topics in Music History and Culture
  • Research

Regarded as one of the finest music programs in the Midwest, University of Northern Iowa is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

NASM Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Music
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
‌(703) 437-0700 Phone
(703) 437-6312 Fax

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