The Petrie School’s graduate program at Converse University provides students with advanced training for successful musical careers or doctoral study. Petrie School graduate students have the opportunity to study with dedicated artist-teachers.
Our faculty are professional artists who have collectively performed in more than 48 states and in 47 countries. They are leaders in their fields who hold degrees from the country’s most prestigious conservatories and universities. The school’s outstanding facilities boast two nationally recognized performance halls and one of the largest music research libraries in the Southeast.
Graduate degree programs are offered in the following:
MM in Performance
This degree is designed for accomplished performers who intend to pursue careers as performers or teachers. Graduates of this program are qualified to pursue doctoral work in performance. Graduate students pursuing a degree in Performance choose their major concentration from voice, piano, strings, winds and percussion. The primary focus is individual performance instruction, but the program also emphasizes music theory and history/literature, pedagogy and ensemble participation.
Learn more about the Master of Music in Performance.
MM in Music Education
Converse’s graduate program in Music Education is designed to enrich musicianship, enhance classroom and rehearsal teaching, expand knowledge of current research in the field and assist students in finding answers to questions they have about becoming better music teachers.
Learn more about the MM in Music Education.
MM in Music Education with Initial Certification
This degree is designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree in Music which does not qualify them for certification and who wish to earn both a Master of Music in Music Education and certification to teach music in public schools.
Learn more about the MM in Music Education – Initial Certification.