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 (Codes: Trumpet, 558Q; Horn, 558F; Trombone, 558P; Euphonium, 558Y; Tuba 558R)
Semester hours required for the degree (minimum): 32
- A recital will be presented while the student is in residence and actively studying the applied major instrument. Difficulty level of the literature performed will be equal to or greater than that of the entrance audition. A jury performance will be given for the woodwind or brass faculty two to four weeks in advance of the scheduled recital.
- A recital of forty-five to sixty minutes that includes representative works from at least two different musical style periods will be presented. With the approval of the applied teacher, one selection may be for chamber ensemble.