Performance - M.M.

College of the Arts
School of Music
E101 Center for the Performing Arts
Kent Campus
330-672-2172
schoolofmusic@kent.edu
www.kent.edu/music


Description

The Master of Music degree in Performance is designed to prepare the student for professional music activities including solo performance, orchestral playing, ensemble playing, collaborative performance, studio teaching and doctoral study. The program emphasizes development of skills, knowledge and background in the following areas: literature and repertorie, performance skills, practice skills, interpretation and expression, performance pedagogy, historical performance practices, music history and music theory. This degree program also allows for a specialization in the performance of chamber music.

Performance–Chamber Music is for intensive coaching and performance of string quartet literature.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus

Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Music

Admission Requirements

  • Official transcript(s)
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Resume
  • Goal statement
  • Audition

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 74 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 50 PTE Academic score. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission websiteEffective spring 2018.

For more information about graduate admission, please visit the Graduate Studies website.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students recognize, identify, interpret and perform representative literature from different historical periods, countries and composers.
  2. Students develop and apply advanced performing skills including tone production, accuracy, intonation, instrumental/vocal technique, musicality/expression, vocal language and diction, and stage presence/presentation in solo and ensemble settings.
  3. Students discuss, utilize and achieve high quality results from efficient and effective practice techniques including time management, setting achievable goals, development and use of appropriate technical skills, development and use of musical expression skills, and the development and use of a focused work ethic.
  4. Students develop an enhanced understanding of interpretation and expression in music by listening to artistic live and recorded performances. Understanding will be displayed through identification and discussion, utilized in practice, and demonstrated in performance settings through the resulting musical product.
  5. Students identify, explain and utilize performance pedagogy appropriate to the specific area of study.
  6. Students identify, associate, differentiate and utilize performances practices appropriate to the literature of the various stylistic periods.
  7. Students will utilize and discuss score study of literature performed and also representative literature from various historical periods and composers. This score study will include such factors as transposition of instruments, instrumental/vocal score order, compositional form, analysis of chord and melodic structures, and historical placement by stylistic and compositional traits.

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements
MUS 62411MUSIC BIBLIOGRAPHY AND RESEARCH METHODS 2
MUS 68687RECITAL (taken twice for 1 credit hour each) 12
Applied Music Major 212
Ensemble 34
Music Theory, choose from the following: 42-4
16TH-CENTURY COUNTERPOINT
18TH-CENTURY COUNTERPOINT
SCHENKERIAN ANALYSIS
ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES I
ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES II
SEMINAR IN MUSIC SINCE 1900
Music History, choose from the following:4-6
AMERICA'S MUSIC
HISTORY OF JAZZ
MUSIC FROM WORLD CULTURES
MUSIC HISTORY I
MUSIC HISTORY II
MUSIC HISTORY III
MUSIC HISTORY IV
Additional Requirements or Concentration
Choose from the following:2-6
Minimum Total Credit Hours:32
1

Recital: Students register for 2 credit hours of Applied Music courses in the two semesters in which they register for recital.

2

Applied Music: Students register for 4 credit hours of Applied Music in two of the semesters and register for 2 credit hours of Applied Music in the two semesters in which they register for recital.

3

Ensemble: String players will register for Orchestra every semester. Piano choose from Music Ensembles, Chamber Music, Piano Accompanying. Voice may register for Opera: Singer-Actor Techniques.

4

Choose based on theory placement exam. Theory Placement Exam may place students into Theory Practicum. This undergraduate course does not count towards degree credit and must be taken in addition to the graduate Music Theory requirement.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 32 total credit hours.

Additional Program Requirements

[CA-MM-PERF]

Students declaring the Chamber Music concentration should instead take the requirements listed under that concentration.

Music Electives for Performance Degrees, choose from the following:2-6
Pedagogy: Instrument/Voice/Piano
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
PIANO LITERATURE I
SONG LITERATURE
OPERA LITERATURE
OPERA:SINGER-ACTOR TECHNIQUES
CHAMBER MUSIC
MUS 55XXX
Music Ensembles
COMPOSITION
CONDUCTING PROJECTS:CHORAL
CONDUCTING PROJECTS:BAND
CONDUCTING PROJECTS:ORCHESTRA
Minimum Total Credit Hours:2-6

Chamber Music concentration Requirements

[CA-MM-PERF-CMUS]

Concentration Requirements
MUS 55311CHAMBER MUSIC (1 credit each semester)4
Music Electives for Performance Degrees, choose from the following: (Number of credits required depends on meeting minimum total 32 credit hours)0-2
Pedagogy: Instrument/Voice/Piano
SYMPHONIC LITERATURE
PIANO LITERATURE I
SONG LITERATURE
OPERA LITERATURE
OPERA:SINGER-ACTOR TECHNIQUES
CHAMBER MUSIC
MUS 55XXX
Music Ensembles
COMPOSITION
CONDUCTING PROJECTS:CHORAL
CONDUCTING PROJECTS:BAND
CONDUCTING PROJECTS:ORCHESTRA
Minimum Total Credit Hours:4-6