Graduate Studies

music performance 
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This degree program offers three possible tracks: Orchestra Instruments and Piano, Conducting, and Voice. The degree requires at minimum a successful completion of 30 semester hours of coursework (Orchestra Instruments, Piano and Conducting tracks), or 34 hours of coursework (Voice track). Each track requires the core curriculum as well as specific requirements divided between performance training, theory/history, and elective courses. A comprehensive oral examination and performance culminate the program.

Please note: the MM in Music Performance does not lead to recommendation for New York State professional teaching certification in Music K-12 from Fredonia.

A student working toward a Master of Music in Performance must select one of the four performance tracks:

1) Instrumental
2) Voice
3) Conducting
4) Collaborative Piano

Each track consists of core curriculum required for all Master of Music degrees and additional requirements as accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM). At least 15 credit hours of the overall program should be at the 600 level.

 


Instrumental Program Outline
(orchestral instruments, guitar, piano)

MUS 521 Music Bibliography
MUS 624 Analytic Techniques
MUS 692- MUS 693 Graduate Performance Major (private applied instruction)
MUS 694 Recital
3 credit hours of music history, literature, or theory related to the performance area
3 credit hours of music theory
3 credit hours of music history
6 credit hours of elective courses in supporting areas of arts and sciences, professional education, music, or music education
Two semesters of ensemble participation (by advisement)
Final Comprehensive Oral Examination

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 30

 


Voice Program Outline

MUS 521 Music Bibliography
MUS 624 Analytic Techniques
MUS 592-MUS 593 Graduate Performance Major (private applied instruction)
MUS 692-MUS 693 Graduate Performance Major (private applied instruction)
MUS 615 Graduate Diction for Singers
3 credit hours of music history or theory (by advisement)
Electives (to complete the degree program, students will elect Plan A or Plan B with approval of the School of Music graduate advisor)

Plan A: Minimum of 10 credit hours of elective courses within the School of Music in theory, history and literature, opera workshop and ensembles, and performance-related courses.
Plan B: Minimum of 4 credit hours of elective courses within the School of Music and minimum of 6 credit hours outside the major or outside the department. Electives may include courses of special interest such as, but not limited to, opera craft, stage direction, language, literature, and vocal pedagogy/speech pathology with approval of graduate music advisor.

Two semesters of ensemble participation (by advisement)
Two Public Performances
Final Comprehensive Oral Examination

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 34

 


 Conducting Program Outline

MUS 521 Music Bibliography
MUS 624 Analytic Techniques
MUS 692-MUS 693 Graduate Performance Major (private applied instruction)
MUS 694 Recital (performances as conductor)
3 credit hours of music history, literature, or theory related to the performance area
3 credit hours of music theory
3 credit hours of music history
6 credit hours of elective courses in supporting areas of arts and sciences, professional education, music, or music education
Two semesters of ensemble participation (by advisement)
Final Comprehensive Oral Examination

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 30

 


Collaborative Piano Program Outline

MUS 521 Music Bibliography
MUS 624 Analytic Techniques
MUS 592 & 593 Studio Instruction
MUS 692 & 693 Studio Instruction
MUS 694 Recital
MUS 615 Graduate Diction for Singers
MUS 522 Style and Techniques of Song Literature
MUS 523 Sonata Duo and Chamber Ensemble Seminar
MUS 524 Techniques of Opera coaching
6 credits in History, Literature, or Theory
Final Comprehensive Oral Exam

Total Credit Hours for Program Completion: 38

  

 REQUIREMENTS


  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree in Music at an accredited four-year institution.
  • Must audition for and be accepted by the appropriate applied music faculty.
  • A minimum of 3.0 GPA is preferred.
  • A completed graduate application.

 

CONTACTS


Dr. Sarah Hamilton, 
Program Coordinator
Sarah.Hamilton@fredonia.edu

School of Music Website


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