The Master of Sacred Music program at Nashotah House is a practical and academic master’s degree designed to encourage church musicians through the Anglican tradition in an experience that affords opportunity for study, prayer, practice, and reflection. Nashotah House faculty members teach the courses and internationally known visiting scholars are invited regularly to enrich the learning experience available at Nashotah House. As a continuing education resource, the MSM program challenges students to undertake serious study of a kind not generally available to church musicians—academically rigorous, focused within the unique tradition of Anglicanism, and grounded in the daily prayer of the Church.
The MSM program is an academic, interdisciplinary, graduate-level degree in Sacred Music, intended to enable students to deepen their musical skills and theological understanding through advanced study. The MSM degree program offers persons contemplating a career as a professional church musician or clergy seeking a greater foundation in music an opportunity to test such a vocation.
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The Master of Sacred Music (MSM) program offers a two-year curriculum that prepares graduates as professional musical leaders in the Anglican tradition.