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Master of Music: Voice 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. The audition must demonstrate competence in the English, French, German, and Italian song literature. Selections should be of contrasting vocal line, dynamics, and language. The candidate should provide evidence of having performed an undergraduate public recital. The candidate should have satisfied the undergraduate requirement in voice repertoire, diction, vocal pedagogy, and foreign language, and is expected to be proficient in English, German, French, and Italian diction. Otherwise, students are considered deficient and are expected to complete the undergraduate equivalent. These credits are not applicable to the graduate degree.


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 – 14 credits
  • MusA 534 Individual Instruction: Voice (12 credits)
  • MusA 580 Opera Workshop (2 credits)
  • 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 chamber music or a major role in a major work. A document will be written and defended in conjunction with one enrollment of MusA 591.)

Electives – 7 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.