A minimum of thirty-six (36) credits is required for the completion of a Master of Arts in Vocal Performance. These credits must be earned at the 2000-level, and any classes taken at the 0000 or 1000- level are considered remedial and will not count toward the degree. The recommended time for the completion of this degree is four semesters. However, it is possible to complete in three semesters if the student has no remedial requirements.
For Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy information and curriculum, go here.
- Music Theory and Aural Comprehension
- Music History
- Music Theatre History
Exams are given before the start of the first semester. For each exam, or part of an exam, that you do not pass you will be assigned a remedial course. Remedial courses do not count toward the 36 points required for the degree.
Registration for Private Voice Instruction is required for each semester that you are enrolled on a full-time basis (12 credits or more). A minimum of three semesters is required for the degree. You must be enrolled in Private Lessons, Vocal Coaching, and Colloquy in the semester in which you give your recital. (Students must provide their own accompanists for both their lessons and recitals.)
At the end of two semesters of private voice study you are required to perform a voice jury. You must prepare a minimum of eight (8) songs and must demonstrate that you are making vocal progress and are covering sufficient repertoire to enable you to prepare your Master’s Recital.
Program of Study
|You must earn six (6) credits in core courses including:|
|MPAVP-GE 2151||Script Analysis & Dramaturgical Process||3|
|Three (3) additional credits – assigned by advisement – must be earned from Research/Music History/Literature courses such as:|
|Intro to Music Therapy||3|
|Music Literature: Baroque Era||3|
|Opera in the 20th Century||3|
|Music Literature: Classical Era||3|
|Music Literature: Romantic Era||3|
|A total of nineteen (19) specialization credits are required. They include:|
|MPAVP-GE 2111||Private Voice Instruction||9|
|MPAVP-GE 2321||Music Theatre Workshop||3|
|MPAVP-GE 2141||Graduate Acting I||2|
|MPAVP-GE 2142||Graduate Acting III||2|
|MPAVP-GE 2112||Vocal Coaching||3|
|The terminal experience for the degree is a graduate recital with related course work:|
|MPAVP-GE 2121||Colloquy in Music||3|
|The remaining eight (8) credits are guided electives – by advisement – to be selected from such courses as those listed below. (It is strongly recommended that during your final semester you take the Music Theatre Workshop: Showcase/Professions and Business Skills.)|
|MPAVP-GE 2171||Vocal Pedagogy||3|
|MPAVP-GE 2321||Music Theatre Workshop||1-3|
|MPAVP-GE 2221||Opera Workshop||1-3|
|MPAVP-GE 2112||Vocal Coaching||2-3|