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M.M. Music - Vocal Performance Concentration Degree Plan

School of Music

M.M. – Music
Concentration in Voice Performance


NOTE: Students who score less than 70% on the music theory placement test will take MU5357 Graduate Music Theory and Musicianship. Students who score less than 70% on the music history placement test will take MU 5330A History and Analysis in Music in addition to the degree requirements listed below.
Prerequisites: Diction: Students who score less than 80% on the Diction Placement exam will take MU 2141 Diction in Singing I and MU 2142 Diction in Singing II.
Languages: One year each of TWO of the standard singing languages (French, German, and Italian) at the college level or proof of language proficiency at the Beginner Level II (1420) as determined by the Texas State Department of Modern Languages.

Other Studies [Core] (12 credits):

- MU5334 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
- 2 Music Literature courses (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU 5315, MU 5320, MU 5340, MU 5360, MU 5375)
- MU5350 Musical Styles

Major Field (12 credits):

• 8 credits of Applied Voice
• MUSP 5101 Graduate Recital
• 3 credits of either Opera or Choral Ensemble, in consultation with the ensemble faculty
• MU 5375E Song Literature
• MU 5375G Vocal Pedagogy and Materials

Electives (12 credits):

• Up to 3 additional credits of Applied Voice
• Up to 3 additional credits of Ensembles
• Up to 3 credits of Independent Study (MU 5113, MU 5213, MU 5313, MU 5317)
• MU5327 Advanced Conducting (choral)
• MU5355 Pedagogy of Theory and Comprehensive Musicianship
• MU5365 Computing in Music
• MU 5323 Vocal Music Education Method
• MU 5375 Topics in Advance Music Research and Analysis

36 Credit Hours Total
1-Hour Recital
Comprehensive Oral Exam

Contact:     Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music • 601 University Drive • San Marcos •
    TX 78666 • Graduate Degree Program: Master of Music : School of Music : Texas State University