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.
Programs leading to the Master of Music Degree:
- MM - Chamber Music Concentration
- MM - Instrumental Conducting Concentration
- MM - Opera Performance Concentration
- MM - Piano Accompanying Concentration
- MM - Piano Pedagogy Concentration
Certificates in Music Performance
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.
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 852||Introduction to Bibliography and Research||3|
|MUSC 830||Seminar in Music Theory||3|
|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|
|Select 20 additional graduate credit hours including a thesis or recital as indicated for the respective concentration||20|
|Total Credit Hours||32|
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.