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M.M. in Performance - Piano

The Master of Music in Performance prepares students to pursue a career in performance or to undertake further studies at the doctoral level, positioning them to become college studio professors. The degree is completed in four semesters of study with a minimum of 30 credits required for graduation. Download a sample Course of Study plan (PDF).

Students applying to graduate music programs at SMU Meadows School of the Arts must perform an audition on their principal instrument (includes Voice) as outlined in the Required Graduate Audition Repertoire section of this website.

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  Credit Hours
MUHI 6335 Introduction to Graduate Studies 3
MUAS 6010 Recital Attendance (four terms) 0
PERB 6001 Departmental Performance Class (four terms) 0
MUTH 6300, 6326, 6330, 6360 (select one) 3
MUHI (5000-6000 level) chosen with adviser's approval 3
PIAN 6200 Performance Studies 8
MURE 6201 Recital 2
PERB 6112 or 6113 Piano Improvisation or Advanced Improvisation 1
MREP 6114, 6115 Advanced Piano Repertoire 2
MUPD 5312, 6396 or 6397 Survey of Pre-College Piano Literature, Piano Pedagogy I or Piano Pedagogy II 3
MUAC 6001, 6002 Techniques of Accompanying 1
MUAC 6104 Practicum in Collaborative Performance 1
Ensemble: Two terms 0
Electives: Chosen with adviser's approval 3
Total Hours 30

Additional Degree Requirements

At least three (3) credit hours of the required coursework in MUHI, MUTH or electives must be from 6000-level courses that are not double-listed

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