Graduate Studies in Music

Graduate Music Degree Programs

The Crane School of Music offers programs leading to the Master of Music (MM) degree in Music Education and Performance. These programs are designed to meet student interests, needs and requirements within a framework that provides opportunities to pursue a balance of academic and professionally oriented courses.  

Full-time students with no deficiencies can earn a master's degree in Performance in three or four semesters of study. 

Music Education students may complete their program in two semesters of study (fall/spring) or in as few as three summer semesters. Students entering the Master of Music in Music Education degree need to have a Bachelor of Music in Music Education degree or another Bachelor of Music degree with teacher certification.

For students who have a Bachelor of Music degree in an area other than Music Education, and who are interested in getting both teacher certification and a Master of Music in Music Education degree, The Crane School of Music does have a combined certification/Masters option. Typically this program can be completed in two years plus an additional semester of student teaching.

A Master of Music double major in both Performance and Music Education is also possible for qualified students.

In addition, students in either degree who are piano or keyboard specialists can also apply to add the Concentration in Piano Pedagogy.

For more information about these programs and how to apply to them, please click on the links below. For current students, these pages also include links to degree plans and other documentation.

Master of Music in Music Education

Master of Music in Music Performance


Please note that Crane's Master of Music in Composition degree is under review by faculty, and we are currently not accepting students into this program. 

Contact Information

For more information, please contact:  

Crane Graduate Office
The Crane School of Music
SUNY Potsdam
44 Pierrepont Avenue
Potsdam, NY 13676
(315) 267-2417 

E-mail: gradmusic@potsdam.edu