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Music Performance, M.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
, CA,
The MM in performance is a two-year, 32 credit program which is designed for musicians who have completed an undergraduate degree in music and want to pursue intensive graduate studies in performance. Two graduate recitals are required.

About

The performance major is available in voice, piano, organ, violin, viola, cello, double bass, classical guitar, jazz/studio guitar, harp, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, and percussion.

The first recital must occur before the completion of 20 credits. Between twentyfive and fifty percent of the repertoire for one of the recitals must consist of chamber ensemble works (larger than instrument plus keyboard). The combined recitals must contain at least one work written within the past fifty years. Content of each recital must be approved by the student's graduate committee.

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Graduate Studies in Musicology
  • Graduate Studies in Music Theory
  • Graduate Seminar in Literature and Analysis
  • Major Conducted Ensembles or Opera Workshop for vocal majors

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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General Requirements

  • Completed Application
  • Transcripts
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Certificate of Finances
  • Graduate applicants must audition on their major instrument or voice. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1069 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1069 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    1069 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1069 USD per credit and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Redlands

  • 1100 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

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