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Master of Music in Music Performance: Strings

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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.

To remain enrolled in studio instruction, all M.M. students who enroll in any level of studio instruction (including non-major levels) in band and orchestral instructions must audition for and perform as assigned in a major instrumental ensemble — KUSO, Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Marching Band, or Jazz Ensemble I — each semester in which they are enrolled. For music majors, 1 ensemble taken for credit each semester is required for graduation. Exceptions to this policy are allowed on a case-by-case basis and only by the ensemble conductor in consultation with the faculty member in the studio area.

A program of study for students in cello, double bass, harp, viola, and violin is as follows:

Advanced applied music 12
MUSC 801 Music Bibliography and Research 3
Advanced courses in musicology and music theory 9-12
Electives 1-4
Ensemble (2 semesters) 2
Recital 0
Oral examination 0

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