What will I study?
The Master of Music in Performance degree program prepares the student for a career as a solo/collaborative performer, a symphony musician, or a studio instructor at the collegiate level. In addition to courses in music history, literature and theory, the student will receive private instruction in preparation for degree recitals. The program requires 32 credits and supports the divisional purpose of equipping students to use music for the service of God.
Degree programs are available in one of the following: voice, piano, organ, bassoon, cello, clarinet, double bass, euphonium, flute, French horn, oboe, percussion, saxophone, trombone, trumpet, tuba, viola and violin. All graduate students in the Division of Music must take the Music Theory Placement Test. Those not passingthis test will register for MT 499 (Theory Review). Graduate credit is not available for this remedial class. A recital in the performance field (two recitals for piano) is required before graduation.
Program Learning Outcomes
The student will ...
-- Conduct scholarly research in musicology as it relates to one's performance field.
-- Trace the innovation, development, and culmination of stylistic features in the Western classical tradition.
-- Perform a recital at an advanced level reflecting a synthesis of music history, literature, theory and applied technique.
All students studying in the Division of Graduate Studies in the School of Fine Arts are required to audition. This audition is used to evaluate your background and determine your potential as a graduate student.
What classes will I take?
The following courses are required:
- Concerto/Chamber Music Recital (0 credits)
- Graduate Performance Recital (0 credits)
- Music Electives (8 credits)
- Research & Writing in Music
- Instrument/Voice Instruction (10 credits)