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Master of Music in Music Performance: Piano

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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 accompanying is as follows:

Advanced accompanying 12
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
Advanced courses in musicology, music theory, and conducting 9-12
ACMP 822 The Accompanist’s Literature 3
Electives 0-3
Recital 0
Oral examination 0

A student may emphasize vocal or instrumental accompanying. The vocal accompanying emphasis requires entering graduate students to take diction examinations in Italian, French, and German. Students found deficient in an area of diction must enroll in the specific course in which they are deficient and pass it with at least a grade of C.

A program of study in carillon is as follows:

Advanced applied music 12
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
Advanced courses in musicology and music theory 9-12
CARI 804 History of Carillon Literature and Design 3
CARI 820 Studio Class in Carillon 0
Electives 0-3
Recital 0
Oral examination 0

A program of study in piano performance, literature, and pedagogy is as follows:

Advanced applied music (piano)
12
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
Advanced courses in musicology and music theory 9
Advanced piano pedagogy/piano literature 2-3
Electives 3-4
Chamber Music/Concerto 0
Recital 0
Oral examination 0

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