Master of Music in Percussion

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.

Performing opportunities include large ensembles, Marching Mizzou Drumline, jazz ensembles and three different percussion ensembles (University Percussion Ensemble, World Percussion Ensemble, and the Graduate Percussion Ensemble). MU has a large inventory of world percussion instruments including a full traditional steel pan band.

Prerequisites

  • Bachelors degree in music (or demonstrated equivalent)
  • GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours
  • Senior recital

If an applicant does not meet the required prerequisites, then appropriate course(s) may be added to the degree requirements

Required Courses

8313

Intro to Graduate Study I

2

8314

Intro to Graduate Study II

1

8455

Studio Instruction

8

73xx

Music History elective*

3

72xx

Music Theory elective*

3

72xx or 73xx

Music Theory or Music History elective

3

8085

Problems (Pedagogy)

1

8970

Graduate Recital

1

8841

Large Instrumental Ensemble (4 semesters)

4

8842 or 8865

Chamber Ensemble

2

7xxx-8xxx

Electives**

4

 

Total

32

Additional Requirements

  • Comprehensive Exam General Info
  • See degree specific guidelines on this page to the right
  • 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