Music, Performance Concentration (M.A.) - Graduate - 2015 University Catalog

The M.A. program in Performance focuses nurturing each musician's technical and artistic growth in preparation for a professional career. The auditioning student must demonstrate outstanding ability on his or her instrument, and be highly motivated toward high standards of achievement. Students must give at least two recitals and perform in a variety of ensembles.

For further information: Cali School of Music; Academic Program Information




MUSIC w/CONC: Performance

Complete 32 semester hours including the following 5 requirement(s):

  1. REQUIRED COURSES

    Complete 3 requirement(s):

    1. Complete 12 semester hours from: . (For Vocal majors: MUPR 540 required as a co-requisite for each semester of applied study).

      MUAP 511 Applied Music I 1
      MUAP 512 Applied Music II 1
      MUAP 521 Applied Music I 2
      MUAP 522 Applied Music II 2
      MUAP 531 Applied Music I 3
      MUAP 532 Applied Music II 3
      MUAP 541 Applied Music I 4
      MUAP 542 Applied Music II 4
      MUAP 561 Applied Music I 6
      MUAP 613 Applied Music III 1
      MUAP 614 Applied Music IV 1
      MUAP 623 Applied Music III 2
      MUAP 624 Applied Music IV 2
      MUAP 633 Applied Music III 3
      MUAP 634 Applied Music IV 3
      MUAP 643 Applied Music III 4
      MUAP 644 Applied Music IV (4 hours instruction) 4
      MUAP 662 Applied Music II 6
    2. Complete 2 courses for 6 semester hours:

      MUCP 511 Musical Style and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
      MUCP 512 Music Systems of Analysis and Composition (3 hours lecture) 3
    3. Complete 1 course for 3 semester hours:

      MUHS 604 Seminar in Historical Research (3 hours seminar) 3
  2. ELECTIVES IN MUSIC HISTORY OR LITERATURE

    Complete 8 semester hours from the following list.

    MUHS 500 Selected Topic in Music I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 502 Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 505 Performance Practice in the Baroque Era (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 506 Performance Practice in the Classical Era (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 549 Modern Music (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 554 Development of the Opera I (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 555 Development of the Opera II (3 hours lecture) 3
    MUHS 599 Independent Study in Music History and Literature 1-4
    MUHS 600 Independent Study Music History and Literature 1-4
    MUHS 605 Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies (3 hours seminar) 3
  3. ELECTIVES IN MUSIC

    Complete 3 semester hours of approved Music Electives. (MUPR 539 must be taken as a co-requisite for MUPR 533 Opera Workshop).

  4. RECITAL REQUIREMENTS

    Complete 2 recitals, each to include at least 60 minutes of music for an audience. See GPC for Recital Requirements.

    MUPR 695 Graduate Recital 0
  5. CULMINATING EXPERIENCE OPTIONS

    Complete 1 of the following options:

    1. COMPREHENSIVE EXAMINATION

      In the term that you will sit for exam, register for - which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.

      GRAD CMP Comprehensive Examination 0
    2. LECTURE/DEMO/PAPER

      With permission of the GPC and Area Coordinator, present a lecture/demonstration and submit a 15-page written document.


Course Descriptions:

GRADCMP: Comprehensive Examination

This course is a placeholder for matriculated master's students planning to take the departmental Comprehensive Examination. Successful completion of the Comprehensive Examination will result in a grade of P, unsuccessful students will receive a grade of NC. Students who do not successfully complete the Comprehensive Examination will be required to register for this placeholder course in each term for which they plan to take the examination (limited to three). 0 sh.

Prerequisites: Matriculation in Master's degree program required.

MUAP511: Applied Music I

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP512: Applied Music II

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 511.

MUAP521: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP522: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 521.

MUAP531: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP532: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 531.

MUAP541: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP542: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 541.

MUAP561: Applied Music I

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. Recital required. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUAP613: Applied Music III

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 512.

MUAP614: Applied Music IV

Fifteen half-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 1 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 613.

MUAP623: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 522.

MUAP624: Applied Music IV

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 2 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 623.

MUAP633: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 532.

MUAP634: Applied Music IV

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 633.

MUAP643: Applied Music III

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 542.

MUAP644: Applied Music IV (4 hours instruction)

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. 4 sh.

MUAP662: Applied Music II

Fifteen one-hour lessons per semester, private instruction. Recital required. 6 sh.

Prerequisites: MUAP 561.

MUCP511: Musical Style and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

Exploration of musical style found in the historical periods of the Western musical canon by examination of the principles and practice of music construction, aural skills and related formal analysis. Chant, modal and tonal counterpoint, diatonic tonal harmony in vocal and instrumental idioms in both small and large forms. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUCP512: Music Systems of Analysis and Composition (3 hours lecture)

Examination of the process of structural analysis, using examples of Western tonal music of the 17th-19th centuries. Application to pre-tonal and post-tonal examples will be explored, as well as application in aural settings. Systems of composition in post-tonal music of the 20th and 21st centuries will also be surveyed. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music (MUSC) majors only.

MUHS500: Selected Topic in Music I (3 hours lecture)

Study of a specific area. 7-week course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

MUHS502: Selected Problems in Music History and Analysis (3 hours lecture)

A series of projects in music history and analysis involving detailed work on pieces selected with the needs and interests of members of the class in mind. May be repeated once for a maximum of 6.0 credits. 3 sh.

MUHS505: Performance Practice in the Baroque Era (3 hours lecture)

Problems of esthetics, notation, instrumentation, ornamentation, and interpretation in vocal and instrumental music from the time of Caccini and Monteverdi through that of J.S. Bach and Handel. 3 sh.

MUHS506: Performance Practice in the Classical Era (3 hours lecture)

Problems of esthetics, notation, instrumentation, ornamentation, and interpretation in vocal and instrumental music from the second decade of the eighteenth century through the works of Beethoven. 3 sh.

MUHS549: Modern Music (3 hours lecture)

Musical styles of the 20th century: historical sources, major composers, and recent trends. 3 sh.

MUHS554: Development of the Opera I (3 hours lecture)

Operas of the Baroque and Classical eras from Monteverdi through Beethoven; evolution of style, changing aesthetics, characterization, and plot development and the cultural environment within which these developments have taken place. 3 sh.

MUHS555: Development of the Opera II (3 hours lecture)

Continuation of MUHS 554, examining operatic styles and representative works of the Romantic and Modern eras. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: MUHS 554.

MUHS599: Independent Study in Music History and Literature

Course work in one of the regularly listed catalog courses of the department of Music (but not Applied Music) in depth greater than that normally pursued in the course. Students will arrange the nature of the work with the instructor prior to the second meeting of the course. May be repeated once for a maximum of 8.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS600: Independent Study Music History and Literature

Individual pursuit of a research topic culminating in a written document of length and scholarly integrity independent of any course structure. May cover two semesters; student registers for the semester in which work will be completed. May be repeated twice for a maximum of 9.0 credits. 1 - 4 sh.

Prerequisites: John J Cali School of Music approval.

MUHS604: Seminar in Historical Research (3 hours seminar)

Study of music bibliography, research method and critical analysis. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUHS605: Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies (3 hours seminar)

Research and discussion of selected topics in the literature of music focusing on stylistic and analytical problems. 3 sh.

Prerequisites: Music majors only.

MUPR695: Graduate Recital

Graduate recital. May be repeated a maximum of 5 times. Previous course MUPR 603 effective through Spring 2014. 0 sh.