The Master of Music degree in Performance provides a comprehensive education in music as an expression of artistic talent with a thorough knowledge of pedagogy and applied literature. The degree offers the student performer the opportunity to develop high levels of musicianship and instill a lifelong desire to participate creatively as a dedicated artist, performer, scholar, and teacher.
Applicants should play three works of contrasting styles, preferably from memory and from different historical style periods. Contact Dr. James with any questions concerning the appropriateness of music for the audition.
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Degree Course Requirements
|Course Requirements for the Master of Music in Performance Semester Hours Required (minimum): 32 or 35 - varies by concentration - see below|
Performance Concentration (Code: 558G)
Schedule of Course Offerings
Courses offered each Fall Semester:
- MUS 5170 Professional and Scholarly Practices for Musicians
- MUS 5600 Analytical Techniques
Courses offered each Spring Semester:
- MUS 5006 Philosophy of Music
- MUS 5013 History of Musical Style
- MUS 5602 Music Theory Pedagogy (Even years only)
A recital of approximately 45 minutes of music from diverse style periods will be presented while the student is enrolled in applied guitar study. Literature of difficulty equal to or greater than that of the entrance audition will be selected with approval of the applied instructor. A recital jury will be performed for the faculty two to four weeks in advance of the recital.
Assistantships and Scholarships
The guitar assistantship includes the following responsibilities: Teaching class guitar, assisting with guitar orchestra rehearsals, Guitarfest in the Spring, and occasionally with fulfilling various needs of the Guitar Program. The award includes an $8,500 stipend per year.