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Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 
Graduate Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Performance (M.M.)

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Instrumental/Keyboard: Jan Wagner, Professor of Music
Armstrong Hall, Room 19; (540) 665-1291;

Voice: David Meyer, Associate Professor of Music
Ruebush Hall, Room 236; (540) 665-4544;

The Master of Music in Performance curriculum is designed to develop skills in performance and interpretation, supported by a knowledge base in historical and analytical areas.

Program Outcomes

Students completing the Master of Music in Performance degree will be able to:

  • demonstrate musicianship in solo performance;
  • perform a variety of repertoire;
  • perform in a variety of settings;
  • demonstrate knowledge of music theory and music history; and
  • demonstrate the ability to research and write.

Degree Requirements

The degree requirement is 30 to 31 credit hours and an overall grade point average of 3.0.

Course and Credit Requirements

All Applied Majors

Vocal Major Requirements:


A minimum of three semesters language study at the undergraduate or graduate level is required for all entering master’s students in Voice Performance: one semester each of French or German with an additional semester of either language. Deficiencies in this area will be identified in the initial transcript analysis by the associate dean for faculty and academic affairs.

Keyboard Major Requirements:

  • Music Literature electives Credit(s): 6
  • Electives Credit(s): 5
  • Keyboard majors may include up to four credits of ensemble.

Instrumental Major Requirements:

  • Music Literature electives Credit(s): 6
  • Ensemble Credit(s): 6
  • Instrumental majors in band or orchestral instruments must register for three semesters of performance in large ensembles.

Total Vocal and Keyboard Majors: 30 credits

Total Instrumental Majors: 31 credits

*Minimum grade of “C” required.

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