Master of Music in Keyboard Instruments

Piano or Organ

 

Semester Credits

Ensemble (ENS 200–599)

6

Music History (MMT 702, MHL 600–799)1

12

Career and Professional Development

2

Musicianship and Music Theory
(MMT 602, MMT 604)2

6

Piano Forum PRF 352

1

Private Instruction PVL 600

16

Electives3

9

Total

46

1. See the Graduate Music History Curriculum section under the Graduate Curriculum Outline for more details.
2. Credits earned from MMT 602 or MMT 604 will not count toward the overall credits required to graduate. Exemption tests are given for MMT 602 and 604. Successful completion of these examinations will result in exemption from the class, but without earning credits.
3. Courses numbered GED 202–590, MMT 202–799 and courses in the APP, ENS, IND and MHL series not used to fulfill core curriculum or major field requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements for the elective credits listed for individual majors.

Recitals and Juries

Organ

  • Two public recitals are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements. At least two compositions of recent origin should be played. Performance of works with other instruments is encouraged.

Piano

  • Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals are required. Recital programs are to be approved by the major professor and the Piano Department; one program may include a chamber work. The first graduate piano recital should be representative of all musical periods. For the second recital, the student is encouraged to specialize in a particular repertoire, period or genre. At any time during a graduate student's residency, a one-time concerto performance requirement must be satisfied at an additional concerto jury.

Harpsichord

 

Semester Credits

Baroque Ensemble (ENS 210)

6

Music History (MMT 702, MHL 600–799)1

12

Career and Professional Development

2

Musicianship and Music Theory
(MMT 602, MMT 604)2

6

Continuo Playing ENS 212

8

Harpsichord Class PRF 354

4

Piano Forum PRF 352

.5

Private Instruction PVL 600

16

Electives3

5

Total

53.5

1 . See the Graduate Music History Curriculum section under the Graduate Curriculum Outline for more details.
2 . Credits earned from MMT 602 or MMT 604 will not count toward the overall credits required to graduate. Exemption tests are given for MMT 602 and 604. Successful completion of these examinations will result in exemption from the class, but without earning credits.
3 . Courses numbered GED 202–590, MMT 202–799 and courses in the APP, ENS, IND and MHL series not used to fulfill core curriculum or major field requirements may be used to fulfill the requirements for the elective credits listed for individual majors.

Historical Performance Emphasis for Keyboard (graduate)

Emphasis Course Requirements:

  • ENS 210 (Conservatory Baroque Ensemble) (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • ENS 212 (Continuo Playing) (1 semester, 2 credits). Not required if student can demonstrate prior experience.
  • MHL 733 (Performance Practice: Baroque Era) (1 semester, 3 credits). In years where MHL 733 is not offered, students should register for MHL 400 (Introduction to Performance Practice).
  • PRF 354 (Harpsichord Class) (2 semesters, 2 credits)
  • HPE Jury: Jury requirements as determined by HPE faculty. HPE jury is in addition to major instrument jury.

Total credits for emphasis: 9-11

These credits also count towards the Master of Music degree.

Recitals and Juries

Two graduate juries and two graduate recitals are required to fulfill performance requirements.