Course of Study for the Master of Music in Classical Performance (MM)

Curriculum

Required courses in all degree tracks

MUSIC 701.  Writing about Music 2 cr.
MUSIC 707, 708, 709.  Individual Musical Performance 9 cr.
Any two of MUSIC 777.1, 777.2, 777.3, 777.4 (Seminars in Performance Practice) 6 cr.
MUSIC 779.  Musical Analysis for Performers 3 cr.
MUSIC 789.  Thesis (a complete recital accompanied by a written document) 3 cr.

Additional courses required of students in Track 1, Orchestral Instruments

Four semesters of MUSIC 774, 775, 776.  Chamber Music 4 cr,
MUSIC 792 (Orchestra) in every semester of matriculation (minimum of 4) 4 cr.
Four semesters of MUSIC 747, 748, 749, or 752 (course number depends
on the student’s major instrument).  Survey of Repertory
4 cr.

Additional courses required of students in Track 2, Keyboard Instruments  

Four semesters of MUSIC 774, 775, 776.  Chamber Music 4 cr,
Four semesters of MUSIC 750   Piano Repertory 4 cr.

Additional courses required of students in Track 3, Voice

MUSIC  796 (Opera Studio), 794.1 (Vocal Ensemble), 774, 775,  or 776 (Chamber Music), in every semester of matriculation (minimum of 4)   4 cr,
Four semesters of MUSIC 751   Vocal Repertory 4 cr.

Additional courses required of students in Track 4, Conducting (7 cr.)

Three semesters of MUSIC 778 (Performance Workshop for Conductors) 3 cr,
MUSIC 792 (Orchestra) in every semester of matriculation (minimum of 4)  4 cr.

All classical performance majors are required to take MUSIC 701, 707, 708, 709, 777 (any two semesters), 779, and 789; four semesters of any of the following: MUSIC 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, 752, or 778 (course number depends on the student’s major); plus electives to total 36 credits. In addition, orchestral instrumentalists and orchestral conductors are required to take MUSIC 792 during each semester of enrollment; other majors are assigned to appropriate ensembles. The entire course of study shall be under the supervision of a graduate advisor.

 

The suggested schedule of courses is:

Fall (Semester I)

  • MUSIC 701. Writing about Music
  • MUSIC 707. Individual Musical Performance I (lessons)
  • MUSIC 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, or 752 (repertory class) or MUSIC 778. Performance Workshop for Conductors
  • MUSIC 774. Chamber Music I (not required of conducting majors; may replace the major ensemble for vocal majors)
  • Major ensemble (Orchestra, Opera Workshop, or Vocal Ensemble; not required of keyboard majors)
  • One elective

Spring (Semester II)

  • MUSIC 708. Individual Musical Performance II (lessons)
  • MUSIC 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, or 752 (repertory class) or MUSIC 778. Performance Workshop for Conductors
  • MUSIC 775. Chamber Music II (not required of conducting majors; may replace the major ensemble for vocal majors)
  • MUSIC 777. Seminar in Performance Practice
  • MUSIC 779. Musical Analysis for Performers
  • Major ensemble (Orchestra, Opera Workshop, or Vocal Ensemble; not required of keyboard majors)

Fall (Semester III)

  • MUSIC 709. Individual Musical Performance III (lessons)
  • MUSIC 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, or 752 (repertory class) or MUSIC 778. Performance Workshop for Conductors
  • MUSIC 776. Chamber Music III (not required of conducting majors; may replace the major ensemble for vocal majors)
  • MUSIC 777. Seminar in Performance Practice
  • Major ensemble (Orchestra, Opera Workshop, or Vocal Ensemble; not required of keyboard majors)

Spring (Semester IV)

  • MUSIC 789. Thesis (public recital and program notes)
  • MUSIC 776. Chamber Music III (not required of conducting majors; may replace the major ensemble for vocal majors)
  • MUSIC 747, 748, 749, 750, 751, or 752 (repertory class) or MUSIC 778. Performance Workshop for Conductors
  • Major ensemble (Orchestra, Opera Workshop, or Vocal Ensemble; not required of keyboard majors)

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