Department of Music

MMus in Performance

The Master of Music (MMus) in Performance program is designed for students with prior undergraduate training and performance experience in an applied instrument or voice studies who are interested in refining their musical craft through professional training.

The academic requirements for graduation are: (1) satisfactory completion of the program requirements with a minimum GPA of 3.0; and (2) fulfillment of the residency requirement, which is normally at least one year of full-time study (the residency requirement may be adjusted under special circumstances).

There are three specializations: western instrument, Chinese instrument, and voice.

Program Requirements for the Western Instrument Specialization (45 Credits)

Course Code Course Title Cr. Notes
Major Instrument Core Courses (24 credits)
MUS521R Graduate Major Instrument I 4
MUS621R Graduate Major Instrument II 4
MUS520R Graduate Orchestra I 1 non-piano majors
MUS620R Graduate Orchestra II 1 non-piano majors
MUS528R Graduate Instrumental Accompaniment I 0.5 piano majors
MUS628R Graduate Instrumental Accompaniment II 0.5 piano majors
MUS529R Graduate Dance Accompaniment I 0.5 piano majors
MUS629R Graduate Dance Accompaniment II 0.5 piano majors
MUS523R Chamber Music I 1
MUS623R Chamber Music II 1
MUS550R Jury 0
MUS651 Graduate Recital 0
Core Academic Courses (15 credits)
MUS540 Topics in Western Music History I 3
MUS661 Seminar: Cross-Cultural Music 3
MUS510 Graduate Music Theory 3
MUS513 Analysis of Great Works of Chinese Music 3
MUS541 Graduate Orchestral Literature 3 non-piano majors
MUS544 Graduate Piano Literature 3 piano majors
Professional Experience (3 credits)
MUS555 Graduate Practicum 3
MUS671 Internship 1-3
LAS522 Seminar in Performing Arts Management 3
Free Electives (3 credits)
Any course 400-level or above in the College 3

Program Requirements for the Chinese Instrument Specialization (45 Credits)

Course Code Course Title Cr. Notes
Major Instrument Core Courses (24 credits)
MUS522R Graduate Major Instrument I (Chinese) 4
MUS622R Graduate Major Instrument II (Chinese) 4
MUS520R Graduate Orchestra I 1
MUS620R Graduate Orchestra II 1
MUS523R Chamber Music I 1
MUS623R Chamber Music II 1
MUS550R Jury 0
MUS651 Graduate Recital 0
Core Academic Courses (15 credits)
MUS545 Topics in Chinese Music I 3
MUS645 Topics in Chinese Music II 3
MUS661 Seminar: Cross-Cultural Music 3
MUS510 Graduate Music Theory 3
MUS513 Analysis of Great Works of Chinese Music 3
Professional Experience (3 credits)
MUS555 Graduate Practicum 3
MUS671 Internship 1-3
LAS522 Seminar in Performing Arts Management 3
Free Electives (3 credits)
Any course 400-level or above in the College 3

Program Requirements for the Voice Specialization (45 Credits)

Course Code Course Title Cr. Notes
Major Core Courses (24 credits)
MUS527R Graduate Voice I 4
MUS627R Graduate Voice II 4
MUS526R Ensemble with Voice 2
MUS525R Piano for Vocalists I 1
MUS625R Piano for Vocalists II 1
MUS550R Jury 0
MUS651 Graduate Recital 0
Core Academic Courses (15 credits)
MUS542 Vocal Literature – Analysis and Appreciation I 3
MUS642 Vocal Literature – Analysis and Appreciation II 3
MUS543 Vocal Methods from Around the World I 3
MUS643 Vocal Methods from Around the World II 3
MUS661 Seminar in Cross-Cultural Music 3
Professional Experience (3 credits)
MUS555 Graduate Practicum 3
MUS671 Internship 1-3
LAS522 Seminar in Performing Arts Management 3
Free Electives (3 credits)
Any course 400-level or above in the College 3

Sample MMus graduation plans are available at the Department of Music and the Office of Academic Services. Students are encouraged to meet with their graduate faculty advisors and academic advisor for individualized graduation planning and mentoring.