Music Performance Master of Music

Requirements for Admission to Program without Deficiencies:

Completion of a baccalaureate degree in Music at an accredited four-year institution with a minimum of 3.0 GPA preferred. Applicants who do not meet these requirements may be admitted conditionally by permission of the Director of the School of Music and with the approval of the Office of Graduate Studies.

Must audition for and be accepted by the appropriate applied music faculty.

A student working toward a Master of Music in Performance must select one of the four performance tracks: 1) Instrumental, 2) Voice, 3) Conducting, or 4) Collaboration Piano. Each track consists of core curriculum required for all Master of Music degrees and additional requirements as accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM).

At least 15 credit hours of the overall program should be at the 600 level.

Core Curriculum

MUS 521Music Bibliography

3

MUS 592Graduate Performance Major

3

MUS 593Graduate Performance Major

3

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

MUS 692Graduate Performance Major

3

MUS 693Graduate Performance Major

3

Comprehensive Oral Examination

0

Total Credit Hours:18

Performance Track Requirements

Instrumental (orchestral instruments, guitar, piano)

All courses by advisement.
Music Theory and History

9

Electives in supporting areas

3

Ensembles

2

Total Credit Hours:14

Voice

MUS 615Graduate Diction for Singers

3

By advisement:

Music Theory or History

3

Ensembles

2

Electives

10

Total Credit Hours:18
NOTE:
  • Electives: students will elect Plan A or Plan B with approval of the School of Music graduate advisor.
    • Plan A: minimum of 10 credit hours of elective courses within the School of Music in theory, history and literature, opera workshop and ensembles, and performance-related courses.
    • Plan B: minimum of 4 credit hours of elective courses within the School of Music and minimum of 6 credit hours outside the major or department. Electives may include courses of special interest such as, but not limited to, opera craft, stage direction, language, literature, and vocal pedagogy/speech pathology with approval of graduate music advisor.
  • Vocal majors will participate in two public performances.

Conducting

All courses by advisement.
Music Theory and History

9

Electives in supporting areas

3

Ensembles

2

Total Credit Hours:14

Collaborative Piano

MUS 522Style and Techniques of Song Literature

3

MUS 523Sonata Duo and Chamber Ensemble Seminar

3

MUS 524Techniques of Opera Coaching

3

MUS 516Collaborative Piano Performance Seminar

1

MUS 615Graduate Diction for Singers

3

MUS 616Collaborative Piano Performance Seminar

1

By advisement:

Music Theory and History

6

Total Credit Hours:20

Total Credit Hours: 30-34