The Shepherd School of Music

An internationally recognized, outstanding program in teaching, research and performance, graduate students in Rice's Shepherd School of Music find themselves in a rich environment to hone their craft. From state-of-the-art performance spaces to practice facilities, to substantial opportunities for ensemble playing, the Shepherd School of Music is a place where graduate students are able to thrive, combining theory and research with playing on stage both at Rice and around Houston.

For more information, please visit the Shepherd School of Music and download graduate program handbook.

Areas of Specialization for the Master of Music:

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Composition
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Harp
  • Horn
  • Musicology
  • Oboe
  • Orchestral Conducting
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Piano Chamber Music and Accompanying
  • String Quartet
  • Trombone
  • Trumpet
  • Tuba
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Vocal Coaching
  • Voice

Areas of Specialization for the Artist Diploma:

  • Bassoon
  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Harp
  • Horn
  • Oboe
  • Orchestral Conducting
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Trombone*
  • Trumpet*
  • Tuba*
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

Areas of Specialization for the Doctor of Music Arts:

  • Cello
  • Clarinet
  • Composition
  • Double Bass
  • Flute
  • Oboe
  • Organ
  • Percussion
  • Piano
  • Viola
  • Violin
  • Voice

Degrees Offered:

Master of Music (M.Mus)
Artist Diploma (A.D.)
Doctor of Music Arts (D.M.A) 

The Shepherd School of Music Contact Information

Professor Robert Yekovich, Dean
2241 Alice Pratt Brown Hall
Phone: 713-348-4854
Fax: 713-348-5317 
Email: musi@rice.edu
URL: http://music.rice.edu/