Graduate Studies

Prospective Student Information

Degrees Offered

The comprehensive graduate program at the Eastman School of Music offers four masters- and doctoral-level degrees with a variety of majors.

Master of Arts:


Master of Music:


Doctor of Musical Arts:


Doctor of Philosophy:

Welcome from the Senior Associate Dean of Graduate Studies

Master of Music in Performance and Literature curriculum

Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature curriculum

Graduate Awards at Eastman
If you have been scheduled for an audition/interview for graduate study at Eastman, you will be sent this video by the Admissions Office.

Financial Support

The Graduate Studies program at Eastman offers merit-based funding in the form of Graduate Awards. These awards consist of tuition scholarships and often stipends, both of which are related to services students provide for the School as Teaching and Departmental Assistants.

Information on Graduate Awards

Financial Aid FAQ 2021-22 (coming soon)


Former Eastman graduate students are pursuing vibrant careers in a variety of musical settings. The following list of PhD and DMA alumni in faculty positions and gallery of selected alumni from the MM, DMA, and PhD programs highlight some of the exciting accomplishments and projects of Eastman graduates.

Eastman School of Music PhDs on the Faculties of Selected Educational Institutions

Eastman School of Music DMAs Serving as Faculty Members and Leaders of Selected Musical Institutions












The Eastman Advantage:
Highlighting Graduate Study at the Eastman School of Music

Thank you for your interest in graduate study at the Eastman School of Music.  Please take a moment to watch this short video and learn what several recent Eastman grad students think about their decision to study at Eastman.