Master of Music

The School of Music offers the following Master of Music degrees: MM in instrumental conducting, MM in history-literature, MM in opera performance, MM in piano pedagogy, MM in composition, MM in chamber music, MM in piano accompanying and MM in performance. Within the MM in performance degree, emphases in organ, piano, strings/wind/percussion, and voice are offered.

Admission

Admission to the MM program requires the completion of an accredited music bachelor’s degree that includes a minimum of 60 credit hours in music, with at least 24 credit hours in basic music studies (history and theory) and 15 credit hours in a major specialty. Approval of the MM concentration must be acquired during the first semester of enrollment. There may be additional requirements for admission in some programs. Please contact the director of the relevant area for details.

Program Requirements

The MM degree requires completion of a minimum of 32 graduate credit hours, including a thesis or recital as indicated for the respective concentration. Of these hours, 60 percent must be in courses numbered 700 or above. Each plan of study must include 12 credit hours in the MM core requirement, including:

MM Core Requirement
MUSC 852Introduction to Bibliography and Research3
MUSC 830Seminar in Music Theory3
Select 6 credit hours from the following courses in history and theory:6
Topics in Music Analysis
Seminar in Music History pre-1750
Seminar in Music History post-1750
Additional Requirement
Select 20 additional graduate credit hours including a thesis or recital as indicated for the respective concentration20
Total Credit Hours32

Examinations

All degree candidates in the School of Music must pass an oral comprehensive examination. The oral comprehensive examination for thesis candidates includes a thesis defense.

Please view the specific area descriptions for details on the individual area requirements.

Courses in Music Applied, Music Performance