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||Other Performance Concentrations (Code: 558V) |
Semester hours required for the degree (minimum): 34
Two recitals are required and the student must be enrolled in applied voice during the semester each recital is presented. The first recital must include literature in four languages and be representative of all music periods from Baroque through the Twentieth Century. The second recital may be similar or, with the approval of the voice faculty, be replaced by an opera or oratorio role.
Students must demonstrate proficiency or prove by academic transcript: Survey of Song Literature, Opera History and Literature, Vocal Pedagogy, piano proficiency, and one year of study of French and German, undergraduate diction, and Alexander Technique. Students not demonstrating proficiency in these subjects may be required to take appropriate courses.
Assistantships and Scholarships
Assistantships specific to the vocal department are available in the areas of:
- Quintessential!/Vocal Class Instruction
- For priority consideration, application materials should be received and audition completed by March 1.