Curriculum - Classical Voice and Opera Studies

Master of Music in Vocal Performance with Concentration in Classical Voice and Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy

 

A minimum of forty-eight (48) credits is required for the completion of the dual degree.  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.

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Placement Exams
  • Music Theory and Aural Comprehension
  • Music History
  • English, French, German, and Italian Diction

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 48 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.)

Voice Jury

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 2066 Script Analysis & Dramaturgical Process 3
Three (3) additional credits – assigned by advisement – must be earned from Research/Music History/Literature courses such as:
MPATC-GE 2046 Music Criticism 3
MPATC-GE 2039 Contemporary Music 3
MPATC-GE 2067 Music Literature: Baroque Era 3
MPATC-GE 2069 Opera in the 20th Century 3
MPATC-GE 2073 Music Literature: Classical Era 3
MPATC-GE 2074 Music Literature: Romantic Era 3
A total of thirty-two (32) specialization credits are required. They include:
MPAVP-GE 2363 Private Voice Instruction 12
MPAVP-GE 2260 Opera Workshop 3
MPAVP-GE 226x Song Repertoire 2
MPAVP-GE 2064 Acting II for Singers 2
MPAVP-GE 2364 Vocal Coaching 3
MPAVP-GE 2365 Vocal Pedagogy I (Theory) 3
MPAVP-GE 2366 Vocal Pedagogy II (Practice) 3
MPAVP-GE 2367 Vocal Repertoire for Teaching: Classical 2
MPAVP-GE 2368 Vocal Repertoire for Teaching: Music Theatre 2
The terminal experience for the degree is a graduate recital with related course work:
MPATC-GE 2026 Colloquy in Music 3
The remaining seven (7) credits are guided electives – by advisement – to be selected from such courses as those listed below.
  Therapeutic Approach in Speech Pathology: Voice Disorders 3
CSCD-GE 2037 Voice Disorders 3
CSCD-GE 2125 Speech Science: Instrumentation 2
MPAVP-GE 2068 Music Theatre Workshop 1-3
MPAVP-GE 2260 Opera Workshop 1-3
Additional Requirements:

A Production Requirement of no fewer than twenty (20) hours in non-performing production activities is required. For each semester that you are a full-time student you must enroll in Collegium & Program Meeting - MPATC-GE 0092.