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Music Performance, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
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Study in the Master of Music - Concentration in Performance degree is centered around a specialization in voice, brasswinds, woodwinds, percussion, orchestral strings, keyboard instruments, guitar, jazz, or instrumental and choral conducting.

About

Requirements for the degree

  • Unconditional admission to the Master of Music program before completing 12 hours of coursework.
  • Unconditional admission to the Master of Music degree in Voice program requires satisfactory completion of an entrance examination in foreign languages and foreign language diction.  Applicants are expected to be proficient in French, German, and Italian diction and competent in translating in two of these three foreign languages to English.  Deficiencies are met by attaining a grade of “C” or higher in prescribed remedial courses.
  • Satisfy University degree completion requirements.
  • Complete the Master of Music core requirements and the requirements for a concentration in performance or music education.
  • Pass the Comprehensive Capstone Examination appropriate to the program emphasis.

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Form and Analysis
  • Graduate Music History Survey
  • Research Methods and Materials
  • Studies in Musical Style
  • Seminar in Music History
  • Private Applied
  • Private Applied Pedagogy and Performance Practice
  • Graduate Recital
  • Comprehensive Capstone Examination: Performance
  • Additional Music Electives

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 3

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Completion of a bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution or its equivalent with a minimum GPA of 3.0 on all undergraduate music courses above the freshman level.
  • General admission to graduate study (for criteria, refer to "Admission to Graduate Study").
    • Completion of the Graduate Music Entrance Examination in music history/literature and music theory (analysis). The music entrance examination must be completed prior to the first semester of enrollment and is administered at the start of the fall, spring and summer I semesters by the coordinator of graduate studies in music.
    • Successful completion of an audition for the appropriate music faculty is required for admission

Tuition Fee

  • International

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
  • In-State

    579 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 579 USD per credit and a duration of 12 months.
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Living costs for Morehead

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

At MSU we offer a variety of institutional, foundation-funded, and departmental scholarships. Our merit-based institutional scholarship program encourages some of the best and brightest students to become Eagles. Students are automatically considered for institutional scholarships based on their admissions application. Our MSU Foundation awards nearly 600 annual student scholarships, valued at approximately $800,000. These are made possible through generous donations of MSU donors and alumni. Students can apply for MSU Foundation scholarships by using the online scholarship application

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