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Master of Music in Performance: Winds & Percussion

Department of Winds & Percussion

Designed for students seeking intensive study with a major artist-teacher and performance experience to develop into a highly qualified professional musician. Applicants must possess a bachelor’s degree in music or its equivalent as well as substantial solo and ensemble repertoire.

Curriculum

The Master of Music in Performance: Wind & Percussion Instruments requires a minimum of 31 credits. Coursework to include:

  • Private lessons
  • Ensemble participation
  • Non-Performance SMTD electives
  • Small Brass, Percussion, or Woodwind Ensemble

Final Project

The presentation of a recital.

Students may elect to pursue a double-major in Performance & Chamber Music, which may be completed in two years.

Audition & Interview Dates

For requirement details, please see the Degree Requirements and Term-by-Term Layout for Current Students.

How To Apply

Applicants must:

  • apply to U-M via the SMTD Graduate Application by December 1
  • Submit an SMTD Artistic Profile by December 1 for a live audition
  • Have all supplemental materials sent to SMTD

Click “Apply Now” below to read more detailed information about the application requirements and procedures.

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Please send inquiries regarding the SMTD application process to SMTD.admissions@umich.edu. To learn more about SMTD, sign up for an Information Session.

Faculty

Daniel Gilbert Chair, clarinet
Kwasi Ampene world percussion
Ian Antonio percussion
Chad Burrow clarinet
William Campbell trumpet
Michael Gould percussion
David Lee Jackson trombone
Nancy Ambrose King oboe
William King chamber music
Jeffrey Lyman bassoon
Timothy McAllister saxophone
Doug Perkins percussion
Amy Porter flute
Adam Unsworth horn
David Zerkel tuba & euphonium

Associated Faculty
Thomas Booth trumpet
Jeremy Epp percussion
Bryan Kennedy horn
Tom Sherwood percussion
Robert Sullivan trumpet