36 Total Credits Required
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. Also available is the Advanced Certificate in Vocal Pedagogy.
- Music Theory and Aural Comprehension
- Music History
Placement 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 an undergraduate course. Any undergraduate review courses you are required to take do not count toward the 32 points required for the degree.
Registration for Private Voice Instruction is required for each semester that you are enrolled on a full-time basis (10 credits or more: 3 credits taken per semester for the first two semesters of study, and 2 credits taken during the third and fourth semesters of study).
At the end of two semesters of private voice study you are required to perform a voice jury. You must prepare a minimum of six (6) songs and must demonstrate that you are making vocal progress and are covering sufficient repertoire to enable you to prepare your Master’s Recital.
Note: Vocal Performance majors must provide their own accompanists for lessons, juries, and recitals. Accompanists can be found through the program and there are often accompanists already associated with particular voice studios.
Minimum Grade Requirement
Students must earn a minimum of a B in any MPAVP-GE course in order for the credits for that course to count toward the degree.
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