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M.M. in Performance - Voice

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
MUTH 6300, 6326, 6330, 6360 (select one) 3
MUHI 6345 or as recommended by the adviser 3
VOIC 6200 Performance Studies 8
MURE 6001 Recital 0
PERE 6013 or 6014 Choral Ensemble (two terms as assigned by audition) 0
PERE 6150 Opera Ensemble (two terms) 2
MPED 5216 Vocal Pedagogy I 2
VOIC 6005, 6106, 6007, 6108 Vocal Coaching 2
Minimum of four (4) elective hours from the following:
MPRED 5217, MREP 5209 or MREP 5210 Foreign language (See Additional Degree Requirements below.)
Free elective: chosen with adviser's approval 3
Total Hours 30

Additional Degree Requirements

All graduate voice majors are expected to have English, French, Italian and German diction courses on their undergraduate transcripts. PERB 2106 Italian Diction, PERB 2108 English Diction, PERB 2107 German Diction and PERB 2109 French Diction may be assigned when deficiencies exist. These hours will not count toward the 30-hour Master’s degree program.

All graduate voice majors are expected to have a minimum of three terms of foreign language study on their undergraduate transcripts. Any deficiency can be met during graduate study, with a maximum of six credit hours counting toward the degree.

At least three credit hours of the required coursework in MUHI and/or MUTH must be from 6000-level courses that are not double-listed.

Areas of Study



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M.M. in Composition

M.M. in Conducting - Choral

M.M. in Conducting - Instrumental

M.M. in Music Education

M.M. in Musicology

Master of Sacred Music

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Performer's Diploma

M.M. in Performance - Orchestral Instrument

M.M. in Performance - Organ

M.M. in Performance - Piano

M.M. in Performance - Voice

M.M. in Piano Performance and Pedagogy

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