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Master of Music Performance

Program of Study with a specialization in Music Performance

Required courses in music (4 hours): MUS 501, 502.

In addition to the required courses in music, the program of study includes 8 hours in the principal area of performance and 2 - 6 hours in music literature. Students pursuing a piano performance concentration must take at least 4 hours of MUS 565 (Advanced Piano Ensemble-Accompanying and Chamber Music). Students pursuing a jazz performance concentration must take at least 4 hours of MUS 566 (Instrumental Ensemble) and MUS 509 (Advanced Jazz/Composition- 2 hours). Students pursuing voice, choral conducting and piano majors following the chamber music/accompanying option must take MUS 539 (Advanced Diction- 2 hours). Choral conducting students must also take 4 credit hours of MUS 540Q (Applied Voice).

Electives: Up to 4 hours in the principal applied area and, with approval of the graduate adviser, may include courses outside the field of music to a total of 6 hours. Additional elective hours as needed to complete the minimum program requirement of 32 hours.

Graduate Recital (1 to 4 hours): MUS 590 Accompanying majors will perform three recitals of ensemble music, including both vocal and instrumental repertoire.

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