A minimum of thirty-six (36) credits is required for the completion of a Master of Music 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.
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.)
Prerequisite Vocal Recital
Students who have not performed an undergraduate voice recital must register for Undergraduate Recital (MPAVP-UE 1092) and present a recital under the guidelines for a senior recital in classical voice. The prerequisite recital must be completed before you can begin work on a graduate recital.
Credits for a prerequisite recital do not count toward the 36 points required for your degree.
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 2440||Music Literature: Baroque Era||3|
|MPATC-GE 2069||Opera in the 20th Century||3|
|MPATC-GE 2073||Music Literature: Classical Era||3|
|MPATC-GE 2460||Music Literature: Romantic Era||3|
|A total of nineteen (19) specialization credits are required. They include:|
|MPAVP-GE 2363||Private Voice Instruction||9|
|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|
|The terminal experience for the degree is a graduate recital with related course work:|
|MPATC-GE 2026||Colloquy in Music||3|
|The remaining eight (8) credits are guided electives – by advisement – to be selected from such courses as those listed below.|
|MPAVP-GE 2365||Vocal Pedagogy||1-3|
|MPAVP-GE 2068||Music Theatre Workshop||1-3|
|MPAVP-GE 2260||Opera Workshop||1-3|
|MPAVP-GE 2364||Vocal Coaching||2-3|
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.