May 24, 2024  
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin 
2023-2024 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Instrumental Performance Concentration

This program is designed to increase skills in instrumental or vocal performance or conducting, for careers in private music teaching as well as performance and for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies in applied music.

Students will be required to audition in their primary performing area and to demonstrate their eartraining, sightsinging and keyboard proficiency. Voice majors are expected to demonstrate proficiency in German, French, and Italian diction.

All incoming graduate students are required to take music theory and history entrance exams. Students must complete the exams prior to matriculation and may take the entrance exams only once. Students who demonstrate a deficiency in music theory will be required to enroll in MUS 5040 (Graduate Music Theory Review) in the first fall semester of residence, and must earn a B or better upon the first attempt to remain in the program. MUS 5040 will not count towards the program of study.

Music history deficiencies are fulfilled by enrolling in the related graduate music history course. Students who are deficient in early music (before 1750) must pass MUS 5330 (fall even). Students who are deficient in Classical or Romantic music must pass MUS 5340 (spring even). Students who are deficient in 20th century music must pass MUS 5350 (fall even). Only one graduate music history course will be required to fulfill a deficiency. Graduate music history courses will count towards the program of study.

The Graduate Recital will be supplemented by a written descriptive or analytical narrative paper that will be filed in the College of Graduate Studies office.

Concentration Requirements

Concentration Guided Electives

Supportive Courses in Music: Select nine hours from the following to include one course in music theory and one course in either history or literature.

Total Program Hours 32