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Master of Music in Music Performance: Voice and Opera

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M.M. in Performance Admission

The applicant must perform an audition before the faculty of the major performance division. In some cases, an audio recording may be submitted in lieu of a live performance. A complete list of repertoire studied, including past recital programs, should be furnished to major division faculty members at the time of audition or submission of the tape recording. A prescreening CD/DVD is required for voice and piano applicants. View School of Music audition requirements and procedures.

Students in opera performance must take a minimum of 1 year each in French, German, and Italian before entering graduate studies or before completing the M.M. degree. For the master’s degree program in voice, the language requirement is 1 year of 2 of the following: French, German, or Italian. Both programs have prerequisites in French, German, and Italian diction. Students found deficient in a particular area of diction must enroll in the specific course in which they are deficient and pass it with a minimum grade of C or demonstrate proficiency by passing a diction diagnostic examination. A student whose transcript shows she or he has passed a particular language diction course normally is considered proficient in the diction of that language.

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