The 36-credit Master of Arts in Music with a concentration in History and Literature explores the evolution of musical styles, both instrumental and vocal, and how world events have influenced eastern and western music. The degree prepares students for a wide variety of careers including music historian, solo or group performer, accompanist, chamber musician/singer, studio musician, composition/theory specialist, music educator, music technology specialist, private school teacher, private studio instructor or music producer. A performance emphasis can be incorporated into this degree, in areas ranging from piano to violin to tuba to jazz synthesizer. A student may relate and integrate the performance emphasis within the required thesis.
As a student in this program, you will work with faculty members who are active musicians with flourishing professional careers and extensive networking connections in the music world. In addition, you will have access to workshops and master classes conducted by high-profile musical artists from New York City and around the world. Music majors also perform on national and international tours organized and led by their professors. You also will have the opportunity to participate in one or more of LIU Post’s 16 ensembles, including groups that specialize in contemporary, traditional and early music styles.Qualities that Set Our Program Apart
College of Arts, Communications & Design
Noel Zahler, Dean
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Executive Assistant to the Dean
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