Music M.M.: Performance

Take part of solo and ensemble performance opportunities while developing comprehensive knowledge of music

Offered in two areas of specialization: instrumental or vocal, the Masters or Music in Performance provides exceptional graduate-level training in performance, with a focus on individual applied study with our expert faculty.

Not only will you have outstanding performance opportunities in solo and ensemble settings, but also will advace your comprehensive knowledge of music through study of music theory, history and analysis.

Our alumns are frequently accepted into prestigious summer festivals and young artist programs, and enjoy successful careers as performers and educators.

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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/recital-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
  • Specialization courses: Wind, Percussion, Keyboard or Strings
  • Specialization courses:Voice

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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