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The Queens College MA in Musicology, Music Theory, & Composition is now accepting applications. Our degree provides an exceptional foundation in graduate study. As the nation’s premier urban public university, CUNY offers a quality education at an affordable price. The Queens College MA combines the resources of a conservatory program and an excellent research library at the Aaron Copland School of Music with the doctoral facilities of the CUNY Graduate Center and the wider musical and academic riches of New York City. Classes focus on critical thinking, disciplinary literacy, and recent trends in music scholarship; students work closely with faculty members to develop their research skills and written fluency, and the degree culminates in a second-year thesis or portfolio.

Musicology: Karen Henson, Jennifer Oates, Arbie Orenstein, Emily Wilbourne
Music Theory: Mark Anson-Cartwright, William Rothstein
Composition: Jeff Nichols, Bruce Saylor

Fellowship/Assistantship support is available up to the full cost of in-state tuition for a limited number of qualified applicants.

Applications for the fall semester are accepted on a rolling basis until April 1. Applications for the spring semester are accepted on a rolling basis until December 1.

Recent graduates have gone on to doctoral programs at the University of Bristol (UK), Florida State University, Western University (formerly University of Western Ontario), the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and the CUNY Graduate Center.

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