Graduate Study Programs

Study at the National Music Museum

Master of Music, with Specialization in the History of Musical Instruments

Note: the M.M. degree program with a specialization in the history of musical instruments (described below) is currently on hiatus until further notice. Applications will not be reviewed until the program is reinstated. 

Except for the current hiatus mentioned above, the Department of Music at the University of South Dakota offers the M.M. degree with a specialization in the history of musical instruments (a terminal, professional degree offered nowhere else in the country), music performance, and music literature. Within these concentrations, students can emphasize historically informed performance, scholarship, or both. Programs of study are tailored to meet student needs and interests. The M.M. degree with a specialization in the history of musical instruments is a research-driven thesis program.

The nation's only graduate degree in the History of Musical Instruments