Master of Music: Piano Performance

(Non-thesis degree)


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 as evidence of previous study.


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 – 15 credits
  • MusA 534 Individual Instruction: Piano (12 credits)
  • MusA 555 Performance Practices (1 credit)
  • Two credits in any combination from:
  • MusA 515 Accompanying
  • MusA 565 Chamber Ensemble
  • MusA 591 Recital (0 credits, taken twice)
(Note: Each enrollment in MusA 591 shall consist of a public recital as approved by the supervisory committee. One of these enrollments should be a recital composed primarily of significant chamber music. A document will be written and defended in conjunction with one enrollment of MusA 591.)

Electives – 6 credits

Electives are selected by the student in consultation with the supervisory committee. Selection must include, in addition to the required core courses, one course in either music history and literature (MusH) or music theory (MusC). Piano Repertoire and Piano Pedagogy/Materials are recommended. If Piano Repertoire is not part of the undergraduate transcript, it should be taken for two semesters. If Piano Pedagogy/Materials is not part of the undergraduate transcript, it should be taken for at least one semester.