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Master of Music in Music Performance: Voice and Opera

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M.M. in Performance Degree Requirements

A final solo recital is required for all master’s degrees in performance. Students majoring in piano also are expected to perform a chamber music recital or a full concerto. Students majoring in opera performance also must perform a significant role in at least one fully staged production. A recital preview is left to the discretion of the faculty members of each division. In divisions with no preview requirement, the option to have a preview is still available to students and faculty members. Divisions must approve recital content well in advance but no less than 3 weeks before the recital date. The candidate must file a professional-quality CD recording of the final recital with the School of Music before the final oral examination is scheduled.

A program of study in opera performance is as follows:

Advanced applied music (voice)
9
Vocal coaching 3
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
Advanced course in music theory 3
Opera workshop and opera production 9
Electives 3
Significant role in a fully staged opera production 0
Recital 0
Oral examination 0

The written diagnostic examinations in musicology and music theory are not required in the opera performance program.

A program of study in voice is as follows:

Advanced applied music (voice)
12
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
Advanced courses in musicology and music theory 9-12
Advanced vocal repertoire 2-4
Electives 2-3
Recital 0
Oral examination 0

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