Music, Performance in Accompanying, MM
The degree Master of Music is offered by the School of Music with options in music education, performance, composition, theory, music history and literature, and accompanying.
- Students must have earned an undergraduate baccalaureate degree in music or the equivalent as determined by the department.
- The Graduate School’s requirements for admission.
- Three letters of recommendation.
- The music education options require an interview with music education faculty.
- The performance and accompanying options require an audition on the student’s major instrument/voice. Please contact the coordinator of Graduate Studies for an audition time.
- The option in orchestral, choral, and wind conducting require the applicant to successfully pass an interview and audition with the orchestra conducting faculty member and an audition on his/her particular applied instrument.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The student should consult with the coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music for additional information regarding the individualized nature of each option.
For the Voice Performance and Piano Accompanying options a proficiency equal to two semesters each of Italian, German, and French is required for completion of the Master of Music degree. There is no substitution for this requirement for the MM Voice Performance. Piano Accompanying degree program (only) may substitute Diction I and II for this requirement. For details on how to show language proficiency please contact the Graduate Coordinator for the School of Music.
After completion of all course work, the student must pass an examination covering the graduate program. This examination is individualized for each candidate’s unique program.
Performance Option in Accompanying
|Music Core Courses||8|
|Select eight credits of the following:|
|Advanced Conducting: Instrumental|
|Advanced Conducting: Choral|
|Musical Styles & Analysis I|
|Musical Styles & Analysis II|
|Musical Styles & Analysis III|
|Musical Styles & Analysis IV|
|Music History Survey: Middle Ages & Renaissance|
|Music History Survey: Baroque|
|Music History Survey: Classic & Romantic|
|Music History Survey: Music Since 1900|
|Major Required Courses||23-26|
|Teaching & Literature: Piano & Harpsichord|
|Advanced Accompanying I|
|Advanced Accompanying II|
|Advanced Accompanying III|
|Advanced Accompanying IV|
|Advanced Song Literature I|
|Graduate Recital (to be completed in a minimum of two performance media)|
|Keyboard Ensemble (participation in two ensembles required) 1|
Applied Music (piano, organ and/or harpsichord)
|Additional Music Courses||2-3|
|Graduate-level (music) courses, advanced problems, workshops and/or applied lessons, to be selected by the student and advisor.|
|Areas may include graduate-level courses in other disciplines, such as theatre arts, for which the student obtains permission of instructor, or additional music courses, as determined by the student and advisor.|
Two semesters ensemble participation required for degrees completed in two semesters. Four semesters ensemble participation required for degrees completed in four semesters
No more than a total of 16 credits of 7520 courses may be applied to the degree.
All candidates for this degree must accompany a minimum of three solo ensemble recitals (instrumental and vocal). These can be done as part of 7500:697 Advanced Problems in Music.