The Master of Music in Performance degree in the Hayes School of Music is based on the pillars of performance, entrepreneurship, scholarship and pedagogy, relevance, and wellness. These fundamental pillars support musicians in developing versatility and leadership for successful and independent performance careers in the 21st century. Close mentorship between the student and the faculty is central to the program, which facilitates exceptional opportunities to excel in the art of music.
Degree Course Requirements
Course Requirements for the Master of Music in Performance Semester Hours Required (minimum): 32 to 35 - varies by concentration - see below.
Course Requirements for students who entered the program before Fall 2022 can be found here.
|Concentration||Performance Concentration (Code: 558M)|
Semester hours required for the degree (minimum): 32
- A recital jury is required before appropriate members of the applied area faculty at least two weeks prior to the date of the graduate recital.
- The recital will contain compositions from at least two style periods. The recital will consist of forty to fifty minutes of memorized solo literature.
- If the student chooses to give a lecture recital, at least twenty-five minutes should be memorized performance.
Assistantships and Scholarships
Duties may include accompanying student recitals and ensembles.
The stipend for an academic year will be $8,500 for a 20-hour per week assistantship.