Master of Music in Voice

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 Suor Angelica and Gianni Schicchi. Other recent opera productions include Robert Ward's The Crucible, Mozart's Così fan tutte and The Magic Flute, Rossini's La Cenerentola, Lehar's The Merry Widow, and Puccini's Gianni Schicchi paired with Act II of La bohème.

Prerequisites

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

Required Courses

8313

Intro to Graduate Study I

2

8314

Intro to Graduate Study II

1

8455

Studio Instruction

8

8671

Principles of Singing

2

7767

Vocal Repertory I

3

7768

Vocal Repertory II

3

73xx

Music History elective*

3

72xx

Music Theory elective*

3

72xx or 73xx

Music Theory or Music History elective

3

8970

Graduate Recital

1

8842

Choral Ensemble

1

8865

Opera Workshop

2

8842 or 8865

Choral Ensemble or Opera Workshop

1

7xxx-8xxx

Electives**

1

 

Total

34

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