Degree Programs Offered: Master of Music, Doctor of Musical Arts, Artist Diploma
Chair, Department of Music: Dr. Robert L. Aldridge
Adviser, Graduate Studies School 08 (Performance, Jazz, Music Education): Dr. Karina Bruk
Graduate Studies School 16 (Graduate School-New Brunswick: M.A., Ph.D. in Musicology and Theory/Composition): Dr. Karina Bruk
The Department of Music at the Mason Gross School of the Arts offers advanced training in performance and music education leading to the degrees of master of music (M.M.) and doctor of musical arts (D.M.A.) or to the artist diploma (A.Dpl.). These programs have as their common aim the development of highly educated professional musicians who perform at the highest level. All three programs also strive to give participants a deep historical and theoretical understanding of all aspects of music and a firm grasp of the most recent developments in the students' major field.
Those who choose to pursue advanced training at the Mason Gross School of the Arts enjoy the advantages of a distinguished performance and music education faculty. In addition, they receive the benefits of an outstanding faculty in musicology, theory, and composition through course offerings at the Graduate School-New Brunswick. The diverse faculty resources available offer a breadth of experience that the student rarely encounters in other programs.
A special feature of the graduate programs is the Rutgers Concert Bureau, which arranges concert opportunities for enrolled graduate students.