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  Dec 17, 2017
 
 
    
2016 - 2017 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music Performance - Piano Concentration, MM


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Program Code: MM_558M
CIP Code: 50.0903

Program of Study for the Master of Music in Performance


Admission Requirements: Baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university; complete application to the Graduate School ; official general GRE exam scores; successful audition before appropriate music faculty; proficiency in music theory, music history/literature, and music performance.

Students applying to the Master of Music in Performance degree must complete an audition, submit a resume, and provide a list of all repertoire studied. Students entering the concentration in voice performance (MUS_588V) must demonstrate proficiency or prove by academic transcript one year of study of French and German, undergraduate diction, piano proficiency, Alexander Technique, and one of the following courses: Survey of Song Literature, Opera History and Literature, or Vocal Pedagogy. Students not demonstrating proficiency in these subjects may be required to take appropriate courses prior to being recommended for Admission to Candidacy in the second year of study.

To be considered for admission, applicants must meet the criteria for admission to the Graduate School . Meeting this condition does not guarantee admission.

Location: On Campus

Course Requirements for the Master of Music in Performance


Total Required (Minimum 32 or 35 Hours)


Credit hours vary by concentration

Concentration Requirements (9 to 12 Hours)


Semester hours required for the degree (minimum 31 hours):

Other Requirements for the MM in Music Performance


  • Thesis: Required for Composition Concentration.
  • Proficiency: All students are required to demonstrate proficiency in music theory, aural skills, and music history/literature prior to being recommended for Admission to Candidacy. Students entering the concentration in vocal performance (558V) must demonstrate proficiency or prove by academic transcript one year of study of French and German, undergraduate diction, piano proficiency, Alexander Technique, and one of the following courses: Survey of Song Literature, Opera History and Literature, or Vocal Pedagogy. Vocal students not demonstrating proficiency in these subjects may be required to take appropriate courses prior to being recommended for Admission to Candidacy in the second year of study.
  • Candidacy: Required; see the program director for specific timeline and requirements for admission to candidacy
  • Comprehensive: Written and oral examinations will be given.
  • Product of Learning: None required

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