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.
Opportunities Once Admitted:
Graduate students could be offered principal positions in the Appalachian Symphony Orchestra and solo and chamber performances representing the School of Music throughout the state and region. Assisting of studio professor in applied teaching duties may be assigned. Graduate students are encouraged to apply for employment in the Community Music School and to audition for one of the eight regional orchestras.
Degree Course Requirements
|Course Requirements for the Master of Music in Performance Semester Hours Required (minimum): 32 to 35 - varies by concentration - see below.|
Performance Concentration (Codes: Violin, 558U; Viola, 558T; Cello, 558C; String Bass, 558O; Harp 558H)
- The recital will consist of approximately sixty minutes of music.
- Bowed string works should be chosen from each of the following periods: Baroque, Classic, Romantic, and Modern Era. Harp repertoire will be determined by the harp faculty.
- The difficulty of the literature performed will be equal to or greater than the works presented at the entrance audition. At least one work must be memorized.
- A jury recital will be performed for the appropriate string faculty at least two weeks prior to the recital date.
Assistantships and Scholarships
The String program assistantship entails involvement in the Mariam Cannon Hayes Graduate String Quartet.