Master of Music in Opera Degree
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Offered by the University in collaboration with the Tri-Cities Opera, this is a two-year program of professional training in preparation for an operatic career. Students must complete a minimum of 36 graduate credit hours in music with an average grade of B- or above.
MUS 501: Music History and Research I (4 credits)*
*recommended to be taken within the first year of study
MUS 521: Music Theory (4 credits)
Studio Voice (9 credits)
Tri-Cities Opera Workshop (9 credits)
Electives (6 credits)
Chosen from: German, French, Italian, English lyric diction; vocal literature; coaching; advanced musicianship; keyboard/piano; vocal pedagogy; stage movement; acting
Stage Techniques for the Singing Actor (2 credits)
MUS 599: Thesis (4 credits)
Thesis Requirements consist of:
1. A full recital, approximately one hour in length, and
2. Opera roles...(a) one leading role, (b) two featured roles, or (c) three or more supporting roles.
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