Master of Music: Performance (concentration in Choral Conducting)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

In addition to the Graduate School requirements, the School of Music requires an acceptable audition either in person or by taped performance, and submission of repertoire lists (solo, accompaniments, chamber music) as evidence of previous study. Students are expected to have either completed diction courses in English, Italian, French, and German at the undergraduate level, or to demonstrate proficiency in these languages and a functional knowledge of IPA. Otherwise, students are considered deficient and are expected to complete the undergraduate equivalent. These credits are not applicable to the graduate degree.



COURSE REQUIREMENTS (31 credits)

Required Core – 9 credits

  • MusC 521 Musical Analysis (3 credits)
  • Choose one of the following:
    • MusH 504 Special Topics
    • MusH 510 History of Jazz
    • MusH 518 Classic and Romantic Music
    • MusH 519 Twentieth Century Music
    • MusH 520 World Music
  • MusX 511 Bibliography and Research (3 credits)

Required Major Courses – 22 credits

  • MusA 587 Advanced Conducting (4 semesters x 2 credits = 8 credits)
  • MusH 556/557 Choral Literature I and II (2 semesters x 2 credits = 4 credits)
  • MusA 516 Large Choral Ensemble (4 semesters x 1 credit = 4 credits)
  • MusA 514 Voice (2 semesters X 1 credit = 2 credits)
  • MusT 536 Voice Pedagogy and Materials (2 credits)
  • MusA 514 Piano (2 credits)
  • MusA 591 Conducting Recital/ Project (0 credits, taken twice)