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Performance (MM)


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Students who have achieved a high level of skill in their performance area during undergraduate careers and wish to further develop their performance abilities seek this degree. Performance majors specialize in their applied classical performance area with a secondary component in the teaching of that area.

Instruments of study within the Master of Music in Performance are: Voice, Viola, Violin, Cello, Classical Bass, Harp, Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Saxophone, Trumpet, Trombone, French Horn, Euphonium, Tuba, Percussion, Organ, Piano, and Guitar.

Coursework includes applied lessons, performance seminar, ensemble participation, literature and pedagogy. Supporting courses in music include research, history, and theory. Students are offered frequent opportunities to perform both on and off campus.

Minimum language requirements for our MM in Voice Pedagogy is to have completed undergraduate lyric diction courses in the following languages; French, Italian, English, and German. It is also highly recommended that applicants have completed undergraduate language courses in French, German, and Italian. Review work may be required during the first year if diction is found to be deficient.

Performance majors are required to successfully complete comprehensive written and oral examinations and follow the full recital track for the culminating project.