Master of Sacred Music: MSM

The Master of Sacred Music (MSM) program at Boston University is at the forefront of professional training in sacred music. Students are prepared for leadership roles in communities of faith and as performers, scholars, and teachers using the incomparable resources of the College of Fine Arts–School of Music and the School of Theology. For example, Boston University houses the editorial office of Studia Liturgica (the journal of the international and ecumenical Societas Liturgica), the American Guild of Organists’s organ library, and one of the finest hymnological collections in North America.

The Master of Sacred Music degree is offered jointly through the School of Theology and the School of Music and administered by the School of Theology. Since the MSM is essentially professional training for employment as a church musician, the program is offered with two concentrations: organ and choral conducting.

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