Skip header content and main navigation Binghamton University, State University of New York - Music
 
Banner

Master of Music Degree

with an area of emphasis in Conducting (Choral, Orchestral, or Wind Band emphasis), Composition, Instrumental Performance, Music History and Literature, Vocal Performance

Outline of Courses (except Opera):

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Students must complete a minimum of 32 graduate credits in music with an average grade of a B- or above.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDITS
MUS 501.Music History and Research I* 
MUS 502. Music History and Research II 
MUS 521. Music Theory 
Field of Specialization  12 
Electives
MUS 599. Thesis** 

* Recommended to be taken within the first year of study.

For more information on majors and courses see the University Bulletin .

THESIS REQUIREMENTS

-for instrumental or vocal performance majors: two recitals.
-for conducting majors: one substantial work with a major ensemble, and at least two additional performances.
-for composition majors: two substantial compositions.
-for music history and literature majors: a written thesis.

(In addition, history majors must demonstrate a reading knowledge of one foreign language [German or one Romance language]. Piano proficiency must be demonstrated by the ability to play a Bach chorale. For more information on majors and courses visit the University Bulletin.

*The Opera concentration has a different set of requirements (see the Outline of the Opera concentration below).

Master of Music Degree in Opera

MM Opera/Voice Audition Date: February 8, 2014

Application Deadline: January 15, 2014

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Offered by the University in collaboration with the Tri-Cities Opera, this is generally a two-year program of professional training in preparation for an operatic career. Students must complete a minimum of 36 graduate credite hours in music with an average grade of at least a B- or above.

COURSE DESCRIPTION

CREDITS
MUS 501. Music History and Research I*
MUS 521. Music Theory*
Studio Voice
Tri-Cities Opera Workshop 
* Electives (Chosen from: German, French, Italian, English lyric diction; vocal literature; coaching; advanced musicianship; keyboard/piano; vocal pedagogy; stage movement; acting)
MUS 599. Thesis (one recital and one or more opera roles) 
Stage Techniques for the singing actor) 2

Offered by Binghamton University in collaboration with the Tri-Cities Opera Company, this is generally a two-year program of professional training in preparation for an operatic career. A minimum of 36 graduate credit hours in music with a grade of at least a B- must be completed. (In the two-year program, full-time students normally exceed the 36-hour minimum.) 

MUS 599: Thesis

Requirements consist of:

1. A full recital, approximately one hour in length.
2. Opera roles...(a) one leading role,
                       (b) two featured roles, or
                       (c) three or more supporting roles.

For more information on majors, minors, graduate programs and courses, visit the University Bulletin.

Graduate Information:
Professor Bruce Borton, Graduate Director
Email: bborton@binghamton.edu
Phone: 607-777-6109

Connect with Binghamton:
Twitter icon links to Binghamton University's Twitter page YouTube icon links to Binghamton University's YouTube page Facebook icon links to Binghamton University's Facebook page Instagram

Last Updated: 10/18/13