The Bachelor of Music program at Peabody Conservatory is designed to offer gifted students the training to prepare themselves for careers in performance, composition, computer music, music education, recording arts, and related areas of professional activity. The BFA Dance program at Peabody prepares students to be at the forefront of dance innovation through performance, choreographic and critical historical and theoretical exploration. The Performer’s Certificate is designed for undergraduate students with outstanding musical and performance ability who do not wish to include the academic component of the Bachelor of Music curriculum.


The program leading to the degree of Master of Music provides for intensive development of performance skills, extensive knowledge of the literature in the major field of study, and achievement of a broadened knowledge of the art.


The Graduate Performance Diploma program is designed to meet the needs of highly accomplished graduate-level performers who wish to pursue a more performance-intensive goal than represented by the MM or DMA. Students may pursue majors in all areas of performance, including performance on early music instruments.

MA in Audio Sciences

The Master of Arts program in Audio Sciences – developed in conjunction with members of the professional audio and acoustics communities – offers students the practical and theoretical training for a career in audio engineering or acoustics. Degree paths include Recording and Production and Acoustical Studies.

Low Residency MM Composition

The low-residency master’s degree program offers the artistic excellence and academic rigor of a Peabody education in a more focused and flexible format. Combining a full academic year of distance learning with two compressed in-person summer sessions, this program allow you to complete your Master of Music in Composition in just 13 months of study.


The program leading to the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts provides students with the highest level of professional training in the art of musical performance or the craft of musical composition. To this end, applied study in the major field is supported by extensive academic work with musicology and music theory.


The Artist Diploma is a non-degree program reserved for exceptional and experienced performers, with emphasis on repertoire designed to meet the needs of performers who are preparing and qualified to embark upon a professional career.