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Master of Music in Performance

Concentration in Voice

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

Entrance Requirements

  1. An audition is required prior to admission. An audition in person is preferable, but if this is not possible a recording may be submitted. The applicant will be expected to demonstrate the ability to perform major works from standard operatic, oratorio, and solo song repertoire. A list of the applicant's complete repertoire should be submitted at the time of the audition.

  2. Applicants should have completed a Bachelor's degree in music from an accredited institution with voice as the principal instrument and course work equivalent to that in Bachelor's degrees conferred by the University of Tennessee.

  3. Diagnostic examinations in music theory, ear training, musicology , and diction 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 MUSC 510 3
Music Theory Elective MUTH 500-level or
MUSC 520, Styles
Musicology Electives MUCO 500 level 3
Voice MUPF  555 8
Vocal Literature Seminar MUVC 510 4
Advanced Vocal Pedagogy I-II MUVC 550-560 4
Ensemble MUEN 540  2
Performance Techniques for Singers MUVC 520  4
Graduate Recital MUSC 501 2
Total 33
*A maximum of 2 hours in Ensemble may be counted as a Music Elective. Music Elective must include a chamber recital or a major operatic role.
Students are required to enroll in lessons concurrently with Mus Gen 501 Graduate Recital.

All students are required to enroll in Music Ensemble 540 each semester of enrollment in the graduate program in voice. A maximum of 2 hours will be applied toward completion of the degree.

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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