Master of Music in Strings

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 the University Philharmonic, Chamber Soloists chamber orchestra, studio ensembles such as the MU Cello Choir, and chamber groups coached by members of the Esterhazy Quartet.

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

8773

String Repertory I

1

8774

String Repertory II

1

73xx

Music History elective*

3

72xx

Music Theory elective*

3

72xx or 73xx

Music Theory or Music History elective

3

8970

Graduate Recital

1

8841

University Philharmonic

4

8846

Chamber Ensemble

2

7xxx-8xxx

Electives**

3

 

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