Master of Music Degree Requirements
For all MM programs EXCEPT Opera
The Master of Music degree is for students with an area of emphasis in Conducting (Choral, Orchestral, or Wind Band emphasis), Collaborative Piano, Composition, Instrumental Performance, Music History and Literature and Vocal Performance.
Students must complete a minimum of 32 graduate credits in music with an average grade of a B or above.
MUS 501: Music History and Research I (4 credits)*
(*recommended to be taken within the first year of study)
MUS 502: Music History and Research II (4 credits)
MUS 522: Analytical Techniques (4 credits)
Field of Specialization (12 credits)
Electives (4 credits)
MUS 599. Thesis (4 credits)
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: a portfolio containing at least 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.