Between the BU Bulletin and CFA Student Resources, current students should be able to find a wealth of information pertaining to their degree programs and SOM activities. We also hope to furnish students with entrepreneurial resources to help as they explore careers in music.

Policies, Handbooks & Other Resources

The School of Music Graduate Handbook is designed as a guide to procedures, policies, and other aspects of academic life for students enrolled in School of Music graduate degree programs. The information below supplements that contained in the BU Bulletin, which is the official source for regulations and general program requirements. You should familiarize yourself with this information and keep the appropriate handbook available for reference.

SOM Graduate Student Handbook

Degree Resources, HUB Advising, Jury Exams


Student Services Manager

Barbara RaneyStudent Services Manager Barbara Raney is a valuable resource for advising on course schedules, career paths, and much more on your way to becoming a great musician. By providing services and opportunities to engage the “whole” student, such as professional development, entrepreneurial and wellness workshops, Student Services helps connect you with resources to enrich and enhance your School of Music experience. You can find Barb in the SOM office suite room 246 or email her at