Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts, Performance and Literature

Both MM and DMA degrees in Performance and Literature offer comprehensive course work in solo and ensemble literature and emphasize public performances and technique.

Program Specific Application Requirements

To apply for the Performance and Literature concentration, applicants should complete the following:

  • Audition on your primary instrument. Audition requirements vary by instrument. All requirements, including prescreening requirements (if required by instrument) can be found by clicking the link below.
  • Submit a repertoire list of all works studied and performed. Upload your repertoire list to the “Program Specific Question” of the University Graduate Application.

About Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts, Performance and Literature

Populated by world-class performer-pedagogues, the organ and harpsichord, piano, strings, voice, woodwinds, brass, and percussion studios feature a faculty engaged in preparing students for a life in music. Our distinguished faculty cultivate a collaborative environment tailored to each individual student’s interests. University of Illinois faculty actively create, perform, teach, and present in leading concert halls, festivals, organizations, and institutions, encouraging the next generation of creative artists-citizens through example. Our students are enthusiastically nurtured to be versatile and flexible 21st-century performers, teachers, and innovators ready to engage with the future now.

Performance opportunities include participation in a number of ensembles, including various orchestras, bands, studio and chamber ensembles, and more.

Performance and Literature faculty

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