Through continued development of performance skills and overall musicianship, this degree is designed to prepare the graduate for a career in performance or teaching, or doctoral study.
Performance opportunities include choral ensembles, opera workshop, and chamber ensembles with instrumentalists. The Opera Workshop presents scenes every fall semester and a fully staged production each spring semester. In Spring 2015, the Show-Me Opera is presented a production of Puccini’s SuorAngelica and Gianni Schicchi. Other recent opera productions include Robert Ward's TheCrucible, Mozart's Cosìfantutte and The Magic Flute, Rossini's LaCenerentola, Lehar's The Merry Widow, and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi paired with Act II of Labohème.
Bachelorsdegree in music(or demonstrated equivalent)
GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours
Proficiency in French, Italian, and German languages and diction.
If an applicant does not meet the required prerequisites, then appropriate course(s) may be added to the degree requirements.
Comprehensive Exam Info
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No more than one course with a grade lower than B- may count toward completion of the degree.
A minimum of three credits each are required in both theory and history.
Electives may be 7000-level or higher music or non-music courses, chosen with consultation with the advisor