M.M. in Performance


The following is the approved normal course of study for students pursuing the M.M. degree in instrumental or vocal Performance. In all cases a student's particular program should be determined in consultation with his or her academic advisor. Customized tracks, including substitutions for required and elective courses, are encouraged but must be planned in advance with the advisor and will require the approval of the Music Department Graduate Committee.


I. Course Requirements

  Semester Credits
559-598 Instrument/Voice Study 4 16
2 courses chosen from:
525-529 Music History Survey 2 8
515/517 Studies in Music History
2 courses chosen from:
609/610 Fugue 2 8
607/608 Contemporary Music Materials
555 Studies in Music Theory
513 Performance Specialties
(as required by area)
550 Opera Workshop
(major role/voice majors only)
514 Seminar in Vocal Pedagogy
(voice majors only)
Language Requirement
(see II below)
2 or 3 public recitals
(as required by area)
Total 32-34


II. Foreign Language Requirement

One foreign language (usually German, French, or Italian), and a special examination in the diction of all three of these languages, is required for only the following tracks:

  • Voice
  • Piano: Chamber Music & Accompianiment (vocal accompanist only)
  • Conducting (choral conducting only)


III. Additional Requirements

For specific or additional requirements concerning auditions, recitals, or course work in particular areas/instruments see the following tracks:

Piano: Solo Performance
Piano: Chamber Music & Accompaniment