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Graduate Studies

Welcome to graduate studies at the Townsend School of Music. The School prepares musical artists for professional careers in performance, conducting and music education. In addition, we offer intensive preparation for careers in church music ministry through The Townsend-McAfee Institute. If you seek to be a collegiate conductor, professional performer or church musician, we will help you achieve your goals.

Master of Music in Performance

The Master of Music degree is designed for exceptional musicians who have completed an undergraduate degree in music and wish to pursue intensive graduate studies in performance (voice, piano, organ, or instrument) or collaborative piano (vocal or instrumental).

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Master of Music in Collaborative Piano (Vocal or Instrumental)

The Master of Music in Collaborative Piano is intended to allow talented pianists, who have completed an undergraduate degree in music to enter an intense period of graduate, professional study that will prepare them for a career in collaborative piano. This is distinct from an Master in Music in Performance (Piano), in that piano performance is directed towards solo performance. 

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Master of Music in Conducting

The Master of Music in Conducting is designed for exceptional musicians who have completed an undergraduate degree in music and wish to pursue intensive graduate studies in choral or instrumental conducting.

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Master of Music in Church Music

The Master of Music in Church Music degree is intended for talented persons who have completed an undergraduate degree in music and who want to enter an intense period of graduate, professional study that would prepare them for the practice of church music ministry.

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Additional Information

If you have questions or would like to receive more information about the Graduate Studies programs, please contact Dr. Richard Kosowski, Director of Graduate Studies, at (478) 301-4167 or kosowski_rg@mercer.edu.

For information regarding The Townsend-McAfee Institute for Church Music Studies, please contact Dr. Jack Mitchener via e-mail at mitchener_je@mercer.edu.