Raise your voice at concerts throughout the year.


Our M.A. programs are scaled to your interests.

Does music theory fascinate you? Do you want to learn more about the history of music for your instrument? Are you intent on perfecting your playing? If so, our master of arts in music is sure to strike the right chord with you. Our program allows you to concentrate in either musicology or performance practice. If you wish to concentrate in music scholarship, our musicology program offers history and theory classes, with the option of writing a thesis. And if you want to focus on scholarship as it applies to your instrument, our performance practice program affords more time in your schedule for private lessons and playing with an ensemble, with a performance practice thesis in the form of a recital.

One day we discuss a Bach cantata; the next we study the music of the Baka people in the Central African Republic. Having these options, in addition to excellent and distinguished faculty, help me to become a well-rounded musicologist.

Melissa M. Zapata ’12

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Quick Facts

  • A new on-campus performance hall will open in 2015 as part of the Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts.
  • Brooklyn College is home to the H. Wiley Hitchcock Institute for Studies in American Music, an internationally recognized center for the study and presentation of American music.
  • The Brooklyn College Center for Computer Music, affiliated with our Conservatory of Music, explores the creative possibilities of technology in relation to the creation of music, sound art, sound design and multimedia arts.   

Possible Careers

  • Librarian at a specialized library for musicians
  • Music teacher at an elementary school
  • Music therapist in a rehabilitation center