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College Catalog 2017-2018 
College Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Historical Performance, M.M.

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Master of Music

The Master of Music (M.M.) degree program is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold the bachelor’s degree and who seek graduate musical training and classroom learning to prepare themselves more fully for careers as professional musicians.

Length of Program

The minimum residency to complete the program is two years. Extensions to the normal residency are only granted for valid reasons and may affect financial aid eligibility.

Credit Requirement

The minimum number of credits required to complete the degree is 54 (56 in Jazz Studies; 72 in Collaborative Piano; 62 in Historical Performance). The distribution of those credits by major appears in each program.

Performance Requirement

A graduation recital is required of all Voice and instrumental majors. In place of a recital, Composition and Conducting majors must demonstrate artistic accomplishment equivalent to that required for the recital. That equivalency will be determined by the respective departmental faculties.

Qualifying Requirements:

  1. Theory and Analysis
  2. Ear Training I, II
  3. Music History

First Year

Second Year

Major Studies

  • Instrument 12 credits
  • Graduation Jury 0 credit
  • Recital 2 credits

Specialized Studies*

Graduate Courses*

  • GRMUS H600, T600 (as advised) 4 credits

Total Credits 2nd Year: 34-36



Students are evaluated on an individual basis for most departmental studies.

Performance Ensembles comprise work in large and small ensembles as well as projects during the residencies of visiting artists, including master classes. A minimum of one year of Chamber Music is required.

Graduate Courses: One from Core Seminars in Music History and one from Core Seminars in Music Theory.

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