Graduate Programs

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Music, Dance, & Theatre: Graduate Programs

The Music, Dance, and Theatre Department offers a Master of Music in Performance, with the following specializations:

M.M. In Classical Performance (Instrumental)

Master of Music in Classical Instrumental Performance, students are required to take an entrance audition. The degree program puts emphasis on the study and performance of all styles of Classical Instrumental Performance. The culminating activities include a research paper and a full-length recital.


M.M. In Classical Performance (Vocal)

Master of Music in Classical Vocal Performance students are required to take an entrance audition. The degree program puts emphasis on the study and performance of all styles of Classical Voice. The culminating activities include a research paper and a full-length recital.


M.M. In Performance (Composition)

The M.M. in Composition students will develop writing skills and techniques in a variety of styles and musical forms so that they can organize their thematic ideas into original compositions and arrangements. For students interested in electronic music, the well-equipped studios in the MDT Department will provide an excellent opportunity to explore in depth this vital aspect of music, using the latest computer technology. Students interested in composing for film, dance, or theatre will be encouraged to form interactive relationships with students majoring in those disciplines. Candidates are required to submit a Statement of Goals, a Resume, and a Portfolio that should demonstrate the student's skills in music composition.


M.M. In Jazz Performance

Master of Music in Jazz Performance students are required to take an entrance audition. The degree program puts emphasis on the study and performance of all styles of Jazz. The culminating activities include a research paper and a full-length recital.


M.M. In Performance (Multiple Woodwind)

The Master of Music in Multiple Woodwind Performance degree requires students to demonstrate their performance abilities on a number of woodwind instruments for their audition. The degree program emphasizes fluency in all performing styles including classical, jazz and commercial music. The culminating activity for this degree program is a research paper and a full-length recital.