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Masters in Music Performance Programs

The Masters in Music with a concentration in Performance may be selected with a focus in vocal or instrumental performance, or a focus in conducting.

Vocal/Instrumental Focus

Core Courses (15 hours)

  • Applied Instruction 5xxx level (8 hours)
  • Music 5000 - Graduate Ensemble (2 hours)
  • Music 5500 - Instrumental or Vocal Music Literature (3 hours)
  • Music 5995 - Recital (2 hours)

Music History and Literature (6 hours)

To be selected from:

  • Music 5020 - Seminar in Music History and Research (3 hours) required
  • Music 5110 - Music Before 1600 (3 hours)
  • Music 5120 - Music from 1600 to 1750 (3 hours)
  • Music 5130 - Music from 1725 to 1825 (3 hours)
  • Music 5140 - Nineteenth- Century Music (3 hours)
  • Music 5150 - Twentieth- Century Music (3 hours)

Music Theory, Composition, and Analysis (6 hours)

To be selected from:

  • Music 5050 - Seminar in Music Theory (3 hours)
  • MUS 5070 - Advanced Analysis (3 hours)
  • Music 5090 - Musical Styles (3 hours)

Approved Electives (6 hours)

Conducting Focus

Core Courses (15 hours total)

  • Music 5630 - Applied Conducting (8 hours)
  • Music 5xxxr - Graduate Ensemble (2 hours)
  • Music 5500 - Instrument Literature (3 hours)
  • Music 5995 - Recital (2 hours) - In the form of a full-length chamber orchestra program to be supervised by the major conducting professor and approved by the Department of Music faculty jury

Music History and Literature (6 hours)

To be selected from:

  • Music 5020 - Seminar in Music History and Research (3 hours) required
  • Music 5110 - Music Before 1600 (3 hours)
  • Music 5120 - Music from 1600 to 1750 (3 hours)
  • Music 5130 - Music from 1725 to 1825 (3 hours)
  • Music 5140 - Nineteenth- Century Music (3 hours)
  • Music 5150 - Twentieth- Century Music (3 hours)

Music Theory, Composition and Analysis (6 hours)

To be selected from:

  • Music 5050 - Seminar in Music Theory (3 hours)
  • MUS 5070 - Advanced Analysis (3 hours)
  • Music 5090 - Musical Styles (3 hours)

Approved Electives (6 hours)

  • Music 5280 - Advanced Conducting (2 hours)
  • Music 5000r - Major ensemble (as conducting assistant)
  • Any other two hours of music electives.
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