Master of Music in Marimba Performance

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Program Overview

One of the few marimba programs in the U.S., Boston Conservatory at Berklee's marimba performance master's program prepares students for vibrant careers in music through specialized performance and audition training, a broad range of opportunities to perform publicly and refine musicianship, and focused studies in career building and entrepreneurship.

Performance opportunities are plentiful at the Conservatory. In addition to solo and studio recitals, marimba graduate students participate and act as leaders in a number of Boston Conservatory ensemble groups, such as Boston Conservatory Percussion Ensemble. The variety of ensembles at the Conservatory and Berklee provide a unique opportunity for students to become familiar with numerous musical styles. In order to replicate the pacing and structure of a professional music company, students rehearse and perform with various ensembles each semester, including chamber ensembles, contemporary ensembles, and more.

Throughout the program, students work closely with esteemed faculty members in private lessons to hone their artistic voice and build their technical skills. In order to achieve professional readiness by the end of the program, students will expand their audition and performance repertoire, compile professional materials, and begin to articulate their career goals.

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