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.
Performance Concentration (Code: 558L)
- The recital will consist of approximately forty to fifty minutes of music performance.
- All areas of percussion, i.e., keyboard percussion (marimba and vibraphone), timpani and multiple percussion will be included.
- At least one selection must be accompanied by piano, chamber ensemble, or electronic tape.
- At least one avant-garde composition must be performed.
Assistantships and Scholarships
The Percussion Assistantship involves assisting with instrumental methods classes, ensembles, and private lessons. The stipend for one year is $8,500.