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Vocal or Instrumental Performance Concentration

This program is designed to meet the needs of musicians seeking to focus on performance. Some choose one of these concentrations simply to hone their skills as teachers and performers while others use the program to prepare for doctoral study in performance.

Diagnostic examinations in music history and music theory are given to all entering graduate students on the day prior to the starting date of each semester.  The results will assist the faculty in helping the student plan appropriate courses in the program of study. Deficiencies may be made-up after matriculation; however, no graduate credit will be allowed for such work.

Students who elect to not write a thesis must complete a research paper that must be approved by the major advisor in consultation with the other members of the student's graduate committee. All students are required  to pass an oral examination at the completion of their coursework.

The program requirements are available in the Graduate Catalog.