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Master of Music in Performance

Concentration in Winds or Percussion

This program is designed for accomplished instrumentalists who intend to pursue careers as performers or teachers. Graduates of this program are qualified to pursue doctoral work in their area of specialization.

Entrance Requirements

  1. An audition is required prior to admission. An audition in person is preferable, but if this is not possible a sound recording may be submitted. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate the ability to perform major works from standard repertoire, including orchestral excerpts.
  2. Applicants should have completed a Bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution with course work equivalent to that in Bachelor's degrees conferred by the University of Tennessee, including substantial study and performing experience on the principal instrument.
  3. Diagnostic examinations in music theory, ear training, and musicology  must be taken by all entering students before registering for courses. If deficiencies are detected, specific courses may be recommended or required.

Course Outline

Description Course Name Hours
Music Bibliography Mus Gen 510 3
Music Theory Elective Music Theory 500-level or
Music General 520: Styles
3
Musicology Electives Musicology  500 level 3
Applied Music Mus Perf 500 level 8
Special Topics in Performance Mus Gen 521 3
Instrumental Conducting Mus Inst 490 3
Ensemble Mus Ens 500 level 2
*Music Elective   6
Graduate Recital Mus Gen 501 2
Total 33
*A maximum of 3 Ensemble hours may be counted as Music Electives.
Students are required to enroll in lessons concurrently with Mus Gen 501 Graduate Recital.

Final Requirements

  1. Graduate Recital.
  2. Comprehensive written and oral examinations.

Remember, consult the University Graduate School's website for deadline dates and other important information.


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