Graduate Degrees

At the graduate level, the Department of Music offers two degrees:


1. Master of Fine Arts (MFA) - offered in the following emphases:

Collaborative Piano
Guitar & Lute Performance
Instrumental Performance
Piano Performance
Vocal Arts

  • For information on the application and audition process, please visit our page for Graduate Applicants.
  • For information on the courses that students in each of these areas are required to take in order to complete the MFA degree, please see the degree requirements in the UCI Catalog. 
  • We are not currently accepting applications in Choral Conducting.


2. MA/PhD degree - offered ONLY in the following emphasis:

Integrated Composition, Improvisation, and Technology (ICIT), a new degree which admitted its first class of students in fall 2015. (Please note: The MA/PhD in ICIT replaces the previous MFA degree in ICIT, and applications to the MFA degree in the ICIT emphasis will no longer be accepted.)

  • For application instructions, please visit our page for Graduate Applicants.
  • For information on degree requirements for the MA/PhD degree in the ICIT emphasis, please visit the ICIT website.


Contact Us


  • Graduate Advisor:

For information about our graduate programs and application requirements, please contact Professor Kojiro Umezaki.


  • Music Department Office:

For all other questions, please email