Performance Master of Music degree

(30-34 credit hours)

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 Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research.

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 three performance tracks: 1) Instrumental, 2) Voice, or 3) Conducting. 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.

Performance Tracks Requirements

Instrumental (orchestral instruments, guitar, piano)

MUS 521Music Bibliography

3

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

MUS 692Graduate Performance Major

MUS 693Graduate Performance Major

MUS 694Recital

3

Collaborative Piano

MUS 521Music Bibliography

3

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

MUS 592Graduate Performance Major

MUS 593Graduate Performance Major

MUS 692Graduate Performance Major

MUS 693Graduate Performance Major

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

MUS 694Recital

3

MUS 615Graduate Diction for Singers

3

MUS 522Style and Techniques of Song Literature

3

MUS 523Sonata Duo and Chamber Ensemble Seminar

3

MUS 524Techniques of Opera Coaching

3

Voice

MUS 521Music Bibliography

3

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

MUS 592Graduate Performance Major

MUS 593Graduate Performance Major

MUS 692Graduate Performance Major

MUS 693Graduate Performance Major

MUS 615Graduate Diction for Singers

3

Conducting

MUS 521Music Bibliography

3

MUS 624Analytic Techniques

3

MUS 692Graduate Performance Major

MUS 693Graduate Performance Major

MUS 694Recital

3

Additional Requirements

Instrumental (orchestral instruments, guitar, piano)

  • 3 credit hours of music history, literature, or theory related to the performance area
  • 3 credit hours of music theory
  • 3 credit hours of music history
  • 6 credit hours of elective courses in supporting areas of arts and sciences, professional education, music, or music education
  • Two semesters of ensemble participation (by advisement)
  • Final Comprehensive Oral Examination

Collaborative Piano

  • 6 credit hours of music history, literature or theory (by advisement)
  • Final Comprehensive Oral Examination

Voice

  • 3 credit hours of music history or theory (by advisement)
  • Electives (to complete the degree program, 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 outside the 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.

  • Two semesters of ensemble participation (by advisement)
  • Two Public Performances
  • Final Comprehensive Oral Examination

Conducting

  • 3 credit hours of music history, literature, or theory related to the performance area
  • 3 credit hours of music theory
  • 3 credit hours of music history
  • 6 credit hours of elective courses in supporting areas of arts and sciences, professional education, music, or music education
  • Two semesters of ensemble participation (by advisement)
  • Final Comprehensive Oral Examination