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Master of Music Performance

Admission Information – Music Performance

An applicant for admission to the graduate program is expected to have a baccalaureate degree or its equivalent in music and at least a 2.8 (A=4.0) overall grade point average in undergraduate work. An applicant in music education must have state certification in music; an applicant in performance must pass an audition.

The audition for admission to the specialization in music performance can be accomplished in one of the following ways: (1) a personal audition before a graduate auditioning committee; (2) a tape recording of a full recital that may serve as a basis for provisional acceptance to be followed by a personal audition; or (3) the Senior Recital at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville that may serve as the audition, provided the student makes application through the graduate program director in music at least three weeks prior to the recital. A student who fails to matriculate in the master’s degree program within one year following the Senior Recital will be required to re-audition.

Entering graduate students concentrating in voice or accompanying should have completed one year each of two of the following: Italian, French, and German. Deficiencies can be removed by enrolling in undergraduate foreign language classes and diction class. Students pursuing an instrumental concentration are not required to pass foreign language proficiency examinations.

Exit Requirements

A comprehensive final examination is required of all students. The examination is based on the student’s program of study, including theory, literature, and area of emphasis. The examination, which may be both written and oral, will be conducted and evaluated by the advisory committee. Students who fail the examination may repeat it upon recommendation of the committee..

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