M.Mu., Music Performance

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Complete the following admission requirements:

  • Performance audition, demonstrating knowledge and ability in solo literature of various historical periods and styles. Audition may be either a live performance or a performance recorded and submitted in an unedited video format (DVD or online).
  • Diagnostic examinations in music theory and history.
    • These diagnostic exams identify strengths and deficiencies in music theory, music history and music literature. Applicants will be accepted from any accredited institution; however, before admission to a degree program, all students (including UAF or UAA baccalaureate graduates) must take these preliminary examinations.

Minimum Requirements for Music Performance M.Mu.: 36 credits

General University Requirements
Complete the general university requirements.
Master’s Degree Requirements
Complete the master’s degree requirements. 1
Music Performance Program Requirements
Complete the following:14
Introduction to Graduate Study
Topics in Music History
Topics in Music Theory
Non-thesis Research/Project
Complete at least 22 credits in a primary area of specialization, including large ensembles, small ensembles and private lessons.22

Note: Students with specialization in vocal performance must demonstrate proficiency in languages appropriate to their area of concentration. Proficiency will be determined by the student’s graduate committee in conjunction with the Department of Foreign Languages. Graduate students studying applied music and/or presenting recitals are governed by the Music Handbook concerning recital preparation and jury examinations.