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Master of Music: Performance

MASTER OF MUSIC: Major in PERFORMANCE

ABOUT THE PROGRAM: The MM in Performance provides exceptional graduate-level training in performance, with a focus on individual applied study with our expert faculty. Three areas of specialization are available (instrumental, vocal, or multiple woodwind). Graduate students have outstanding performance opportunities in solo and ensemble settings, and develop comprehensive knowledge of music through study of music theory, history and analysis within the Graduate Music Core. Our graduate students are well prepared for entrance into doctoral programs, are frequently accepted into prestigious summer festivals and young artist programs, and enjoy successful careers as performers and educators.

HOW TO APPLY:
Students interested in this program must submit a completed Application for Admission to Graduate Study and should refer to their MyUNIverse Student Center To-Do list or contact the School of Music for other application requirements.  Graduate Information and application for graduate admission can be found at www.grad.uni.edu/admission.

PROGRAM DETAILS:
This major is offered on the thesis/recital option only, and requires a minimum of 32-36 semester hours (depending on specialization chosen). A minimum of 15 semester hours of 200/6000-level course work is required of all majors.

Only graduate courses (course numbers 5000 or above) will apply to a graduate degree, even if the undergraduate course number (4999 or less) is listed. No exceptions will be made.

Required

Graduate Music Core:

Music Theory:

MUS THEO 6100 (580:210)

Analytical Techniques I

3

MUS THEO 6110 (580:211)

Analytical Techniques II

3

Music History and Musicology:

MUS HIST 6220 (590:222)

Research and Writing in Music

3

Select one from the following:

3

MUS HIST 3100/5100 (590:110g)

Music History--Middle Ages and Renaissance

MUS HIST 3110/5110 (590:111g)

Music History--Baroque

MUS HIST 3120/5120 (590:112g)

Music History--Classic

MUS HIST 3140/5140 (590:114g)

Music History--Romantic

MUS HIST 3150/5150 (590:115g)

Music History--20th Century

Recital:

MUS APPL 6880 (540:288)

Graduate Recital

0

Specialization: (choose A,B, or C)

20-24

Total Hours

32-36

Specialization:

A.  Wind, Percussion, Keyboard or Strings

Music Ensemble: MUS ENS 5xxx (530:1xxg) **

2-4

Applied Music: MUS APPL 6xxx (540:2xx) (variable)

10

Performance Literature and Repertory: *

2-4

MUS LIT 3200/5200 (595:120g)

Performance Literature: ______

Music electives: primarily in the areas of music theory and music literature

5-7

Total hours

21-23

B. Voice

Music, Organizations and Ensembles:

2

MUS ENS 3190/5190 (530:119g)
MUS ENS 3100/5100 (530:110g)

Opera
and Chorus **

Applied Music:

8

MUS APPL 6490 (540:249)

Voice

Music Techniques:

8

MUS TECH 3450/5450 (560:145g)

Vocal Coaching

MUS TECH 3610/5610 (560:161g)

Opera Performance II

MUS TECH 6230 (560:223)

Advanced Vocal Performance

Performance Literature and Repertory:

4

MUS LIT 3200/5200 (595:120g)

Performance Literature: ______

Music Education and Methods:

2

MUS ED 3300/5300 (570:130g)

Vocal Pedagogy

Total Hours

24

C.  Multiple Woodwind

Music Ensemble: MUS ENS 5xxx (530:1xxg) **

2

Applied Music:

MUS APPL 6xxx (540:2xx) (primary instrument)

6

MUS APPL 5xxx (540:1xxg) (secondary instrument)

4

Performance Literature and Repertory:

MUS LIT 3200/5200 (595:120g)

Performance Literature: ______ (section 09, 10, or 12)

2

Instrumental Pedagogy:

2-6

MUS ED 3380/5380 (570:138g)

Instrumental Pedagogy

Music electives: ***

4

Total Hours

20-24

 

*

Students in the Keyboard specialization are required to take MUS LIT 3200 sections 03 and 04.

**

Students in the Voice specialization must take one semester of choral ensemble (to be determined upon formal audition for the choral conducting staff), and one semester of Opera. Students in the Instrumental specialization will choose Jazz Band I, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, or Wind Symphony, but only 2 hours of Jazz Band I may be counted toward minimum degree requirements. Students in the String specialization are required to complete 4 hours of ensemble MUS ENS 3170/5170 (530:117g) Symphony Orchestra. Chamber Music and/or accompanying may be elected by keyboard specialization.

***

Primarily in the areas of music theory, music history, music techniques, and performance; only 2 hours of ensemble credit may count toward this requirement.

Additional requirements:

  1. Two consecutive semesters (fall/spring) of residency with fulltime status (minimum of 9 graduate hours per semester);
  2. Performance recital of at least sixty (60) minutes in length;
  3. Recital abstract;
  4. Two successful applied jury examinations (grades B or higher);
  5. Voice specialization must:
    • Demonstrate diction proficiency (by diagnostic examination) in English, Italian, German, and French. Otherwise one must successfully complete MUS TECH 1300 (560:030) /MUS TECH 1320 (560:032) and/or MUS TECH 1310 (560:031) /MUS TECH 1330 (560:033) .
    • Have successfully completed one semester of college-level study in two foreign languages prior to entering UNI.  Otherwise, one must fulfill this requirement during the residency at UNI. Foreign language requirement may only be completed by taking Italian, German or French.    
  6. Students are required to enroll in applied music in their performance area during the semester they present their recital.
  7. Multiple Woodwind specialization must:
    • Demonstrate proficiency on a third woodwind instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, or saxophone).
    • Students studying bassoon as one of the three required instruments must take at least one hour of Double Reed Making MUS TECH 3100/5100 (560:110g) Section 1: Bassoon.  Students studying oboe as one of the three required instruments must take at least one hour of Double Reed Making MUS TECH 3100/5100 (560:110g) Section 2: Oboe.
    • Students must perform on at least two of the 5 woodwind instruments listed above on the graduate recital.
    • Students studying flute as the primary or secondary instrument must take MUS ED 3380/5380 (570:138g) Instrumental Pedagogy: Flute.
    • Students studying clarinet as the primary or secondary instrument must take MUS ED 3380/5380 (570:138g) Instrumental Pedagogy: Clarinet. All students on this specialization must take MUS ED 3380/5380 (570:138g) Instrumental Pedagogy: Woodwinds.