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Master of Musical Arts

The Master of Musical Arts degree program was revised in 2015.

The Master of Musical Arts (M.M.A.) is a performance-oriented degree designed for students who desire further education beyond a Master of Music degree. Those who have already received a D.M.A. are not eligible to apply for the M.M.A. program.

The M.M.A. is a two-year degree program for external candidates and one year for internal applicants. An M.M. degree in the same major is required for admission.

This rigorous program offers enhanced performance training and numerous performance opportunities. In addition to private lessons and chamber music, students take part in relevant ensembles such as the Yale Philharmonia, Yale Opera, and Yale Schola Cantorum. M.M.A. candidates will perform a recital in each year of study, one of which must include a lecture component. The School of Music also offers support for travel and career development.

A full tuition award and fellowship are made to all students who are admitted to the Yale School of Music, with the exception of those receiving awards from other agencies.