Wayne State University

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Graduate Programs

Master of Arts
The Master of Arts degree is designed for students who wish to pursue an academic career in music through a broad liberal arts curriculum.
Master of Music
This program is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional concentration in conducting, performance (vocal, instrumental, jazz), or theory/composition. All programs are supervised by a highly qualified faculty with extensive professional experience in their areas of expertise.  
Graduate Certificate in Orchestral Studies
This program is for advanced performers who want intensive training in the art of orchestral playing and audition techniques. Under the guidance of Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) and Michigan Opera Theatre Orchestra (MOT) members, students focus on orchestral excerpts, performance and audition skills. Mock auditions are held at the end of each term, with members of the DSO and MOT providing feedback. WSU's Graduate Certificate in Orchestral Studies is the only one of its kind in Michigan and one of only a few in the nation. Click here to view the Orchestral Studies postcard. Read the university's gainful employment disclosure for this graduate certificate here.
For admission requirements and program information, please consult the current Graduate Bulletin.  To reference past bulletins, click on the appropriate link: 
Click here to visit the graduate curriculum web page.