The Master of Music in Guitar provides you with a focused and intense study in technique, performance, ethnomusicology, and history. You’ll experience strong mentoring relationships with faculty members as you progress through your degree and research.

Enjoy collaboration with renowned artists through masterclasses and ample performing opportunities with ensembles of the highest calibre. The MMus in Guitar prepares you for a professional career in music.


  • Excellent performing ability
  • Bachelor of Music degree or equivalent
  • Undergraduate music history (120/121 and 220/221), theory (Music 100/101, 200/201 and 300), and history and repertoire of the guitar (Music 363) or equivalents.


The thesis will consist of two full-length recitals with emphasis on solo repertoire but including representative chamber works.


You must complete a total of 33 credits in

  • 520A Introduction to Music Research - 3 credits (Ref. 1)
  • 521D Seminar in Performance Practices - 3 credits
  • 593E Music Performance (Guitar) - 6 credits (Ref. 2)
  • 549 Thesis - 6 credits (Ref. 2)
  • Music Ensembles -6 credits (Ref. 3)
  • Music Electives - 6 credits (Ref. 4)
  • Electives (music or non-music) - 3 credits (Ref. 4)

  1. Students must take music 520A in the first term of graduate study. Students who have had a similar course previously may be exempted from this requirement: please see the Student Advisor or chair of the Graduate Committee. If exempted, students must substitute three 500-level elective credits.
  2. Music 593E is to be taken in the first year of study. Students shall register in Music 549 beginning in the summer session following the first year of study and remain registered in it through the completion of the program.
  3. Students may choose from the following ensembles:
    • 557 Early Music Ensemble (2 credits)
    • 560 String Chamber Ensemble (2 credits)
    • 561 Mixed Chamber Ensemble (2 credits)
    • 563 Contemporary Players (2 credits)
    • 565 Asian Music Ensemble (2 credits)
  4. Normally courses at the 500 level, although courses at the 300- and 400-level to a maximum of six credits may be included with approval. In addition, students may enroll in 500-level seminars in Music History, Music Theory, and/or Ethnomusicology with the permission of the instructor.

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