Feb 26, 2020  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
    
College Catalog 2019-2020

Viola, MM


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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.

First Year


Major Studies


  • Major Instrumental Lessons  12 credits
  • Departmental Seminar (as required)  0 credit
  • Annual Jury  0 credit

Performance Ensembles


Graduate Courses*


  • GRMUS H600, T600, 600 (as advised)  8 credits

Total Credits 1st Year: 24


Second Year


Major Studies


  • Major Instrumental Studies  12 credits
  • Graduation Recital  2 credits
  • Graduation Jury  0 credit

Performance Ensembles


Graduate Courses*


GRMUS H600, T600, 600 (as advised)  8 credits

Total Credits 2nd Year: 30


Special Notes


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