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Graduate Degree

In Performance

Overview


The intent of the specialization is to prepare students with outstanding performance potential to be competitive in performance and teaching careers and to be advocates for the arts in their communities. They may help meet the needs for skilled performers of solo and small and large ensemble music, and they will be able to teach privately and help meet the considerable community demand for excellent private studio teachers.

Requirements for Specialization—Performance.


Prerequisite:

  • Baccalaureate degree in performance or equivalent;
  • proficiency in German, French, and Italian diction for voice candidates.

Credit hours:

  • Minimum 32 course work hours including recital (Music 697A,B).

Required courses


Keyboard Instrument Emphasis:
Music 500, 505A,B, ensemble (2 hours), 591, 660R (6 hours), 665, 670R (2 hours), 697A,B, and 2 hours of electives in addition to the 6 hours of electives listed below. The ensemble requirement listed above includes 644R.

Orchestral Instrument Emphasis:
Music 500, 505A,B, large ensemble (2 hours), chamber ensemble (2 hours), 660R (6 hours), 665, 670R (2 hours), 697A,B, and 2 hours of electives in addition to the 6 hours of electives listed below. Scholarship students may have additional ensemble requirements; see your graduate adviser for details.

Voice Emphasis:
Music 500, 505A,B, ensemble (2 hours), 660R (6 hours), 665, 670R (2 hours), 697A,B, and 4 hours of electives in addition to the 6 hours of electives listed below.

Electives


6 hours in nonperformance music graduate courses (as approved by graduate committee) from one or more of the following areas: music education, music history, or music theory.

A Recital


Examinations


(A) jury examination each semester of enrollment in 660R; (B) repertory examination; (C) final oral examination.

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