MaconCatalog : Townsend School of Music : Master of Music : Performance (Vocal, Piano, Organ, Instrumental)
 
Performance (Vocal, Piano, Organ, Instrumental)
The Master of Music in Performance (MMP), offered by the School of Music, allows exceptional musicians, who have completed an undergraduate degree in music, to pursue intensive graduate studies in performance. Concentrations include: Vocal, Organ, Piano, and Instrumental Performance.
NOTE: MMP students have the option of adding the designation “with emphasis in Church Music” by selecting six elective credit hours in church music.
 
Curriculum for the Master of Music in Performance
Major Area
MUS 565/566/567/574/568. Applied Voice/Piano/Organ/ Harpsichord/ or Instrumental
8 credits
MUS 595. Graduate Ensemble (2 semesters)* *Organ majors may substitute MUS 640
2 credits
MUS 625. Opera History and Literature (vocal performance only)
2 credits
MUS 626. Oratorio Aria Preparation (vocal performance only)
1 credit
MUS 660/661. Organ History and Literature I & II (organ performance only)
4 credits
MUS 685. Seminar in the Major (all other Instruments)(2 semesters)
2 credits
MUS 575. Graduate Recital
0 credits
 
Total Major Area
12-14 credits
 
Other Studies in Music
MUS 656. Analytical Techniques I
3 credits
MUS 605. Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
3 credits
MUS 620. Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
3 credits
MUS 637. Organ Skills (2 semesters),
4 credits
MUS 638/636. Vocal Pedagogy, Pedagogy of Orchestral Instrument
2 credits
MUS 639. Piano Pedagogy (2 semesters)
2 credits
 
Total Other Studies in Music
11-13 credits
 
Elective Studies in Supportive Areas
10 credits from among the following:
MUS 620. Historical Study of Musical Styles and Literature
3 credits
(Rotating Topics: Renaissance, Baroque, Classical Romantic, Twentieth Century and American Music)
 
MUS 621. Service Playing
2 credits
MUS 622. Collaborative Piano Vocal Literature I
2 credits
MUS 623. Collaborative Piano vocal Literature II
1 credit
MUS 625. Opera History and Literature
2 credits
MUS 626. Oratorio Aria Preparation
1 credit
*MUS 631. Church Music Administration and Philosophy
2 credits
*MUS 632. Hymnology
3 credits
MUS 633. Survey of Choral Literature Renaissance & Baroque
2 credits
MUS 634. Survey of Choral Literature Mid-18th Century to the Present
2 credits
MUS 636. Pedagogy of Orchestral Instruments
2 credits
MUS 637. Organ Skills (2 semesters)
4 credits
MUS 638. Vocal Pedagogy
2 credits
MUS 639. Piano Pedagogy (2 semesters)
2 credits
MUS 640. Graduate Choral Conducting Techniques
2 credits
MUS 641. Graduate Orchestral Conducting Techniques
2 credits
MUS 642. Applied Conducting
2 credits
MUS 643. Graduate Seminar in Choral Cond.
2 credits
MUS 645. Survey of Orchestral Literature
2 credits
MUS 646. Survey of Wind Ensemble Literature
2 credits
MUS 650. Composition/Arrangement
2 credits
MUS 651. Graduate Orchestration
2 credits
*MUS 652. Foundations of Christian Worship
3 credits
*MUS 653. Fundamentals of Theology for Church Musicians
2 credits
MUS 657. Analytical Techniques II
3 credits
MUS 658. Counterpoint in the Style of the 16th Century
3 credits
MUS 659. Counterpoint in the Style of the 18th Century
3 credits
MUS 660. Organ History and Literature I
2 credits
MUS 661. Organ History and Literature II
2 credits
MUS 680. Special Topics in Music
3 credits
*MUS 681. Topics in Church Music Methods
1 credit
* MUS 701/702. Spiritual Formation for Ministry I or II
1 credit
 
Total Electives
10 credits
Total Overall
33-37 credits
 
*To qualify for the designation “with an emphasis in Church Music,” students must complete six hours of elective study in church music. The church music courses are denoted by the asterisk (*).
†Graduate students in vocal performance may not take MUS 655 for credit.