The Masters in Music in Performance provides a well-rounded education in music as a formidable expression of artistic talent and demonstrated excellence in knowledge of pedagogy and applied literature. The degree enables the student performer the opportunity to develop high-levels of musicianship, artistic interpretations, and a strong commitment to the art of performance, instilling a lifelong desire to participate creatively and study as a dedicated artist, performer, scholar, and teacher.
To qualify for the Master of Music degree in Performance, an organist must audition before a jury of three members of the keyboard faculty. The performance of three compositions of contrasting styles will be expected.
Prospective students may schedule their audition for any time by contacting Dr. Bell. (Phone: 828-262-6467)
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: 558K)
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)
- The candidate must present a recital of at least one hour in length. Memorization is optional.
- The recital program will consist of selections drawn from the principal historical periods of organ composition and must include a major work of J.S. Bach, a major Romantic period composition, and a significant organ work from the Twentieth Century.