Binghamton University (S.U.N.Y.)

Harpur College of Arts and Sciences



PO Box 6000

Binghamton, NY 13902

United States





Program Information

Degree Offered:


Format: Campus

Program Description:

Is music your passion? Binghamton University’s Master of Music programs provide students with an education to match their talent. Our small graduate program size ensures that you receive personal attention, quality performance opportunities, and valuable experience. At the same time, you can draw on the professional expertise of our extensive faculty. Binghamton’s University Symphony Orchestra has the rare distinction of having accompanied the Paul Taylor Dance Company at a live performance—twice. Our chorus routinely performs alongside professional ensembles in the area, and graduate students of composition have competed at (and won) national competitions. Numerous students of Binghamton have also gone on to future doctoral studies in their subjects. Students in the M.M. in Opera program gain real-world experience performing with Tri-Cities Opera (TCO) in downtown Binghamton. As a graduate student, you are also a member of the TCO Resident Artist Training Program. You can audition for and be cast in roles for TCO’s performance season, which usually consists of three original productions. Binghamton’s great location places it within driving distance of major metropolitan areas, including New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Rochester, and Washington, DC. So students can readily attend performances—and auditions. At Binghamton University, you will earn your Master of Music with one of six subjects of emphasis: • Opera • Composition • Conducting • Instrumental performance • Vocal performance • History and Literature Students of Music History or Literature will write a thesis for graduation, while performance students are required to give recitals and concerts. If you like what you hear, we invite you to learn more about Binghamton's Master of Music programs through our website. And feel free to contact the Graduate Director Bruce Borton for additional information.


Binghamton University - SUNY is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize Suburb

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999