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Performance - M.M.

COLLEGE: College of the Arts
DEPARTMENT: School of Music
E101 Music and Speech Center
Tel: 330-672-2172
Fax: 330-672-7837
DESCRIPTION: The Master of Music in Performance allows for concentrated study in an applied area. Students have opportunities to perform in a variety of well-respected ensembles.

Performance–Chamber Music is for intensive coaching and performance of string quartet literature.
Official transcript(s); 3.0 GPA; GRE if GPA is below 3.0; three letters of recommendation; résumé; goal statement; and audition/portfolio review.
Minimum 32 total credit hours.
A maximum of two ensemble credit hours may be applied toward degree requirements. Students must petition the Graduate Studies Committee to count additional ensemble  hours toward degree requirements. Piano performance majors may satisfy the ensemble requirement with MUS 55311 and/or MUS 55321.

Music ensembles are open to all qualified university students upon satisfactory audition. Membership in music organizations is not limited to music majors and minors. All master’s students are required to participate in an ensemble for two semesters. One summer session is considered equivalent to one semester.
Students may select one of the following options: a thesis option, an essay and recital option, a two-recital option, or a coursework option depending on their major.

All students writing a thesis or essay must pass a final oral examination covering the thesis or essay and the student’s major area of study. A student electing the two-recital option must pass a final oral examination covering literature performed in recitals and the student’s areas of performance and study in the degree. Those completing a coursework option must pass a final oral examination covering all of the coursework in the master’s degree program. The final oral examination may be attempted two times.
ACCREDITATION: National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)