Winthrop University: Graduate School - Master of Music in Performance Required Program
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Graduate School
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Rock Hill, SC 29733, USA
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Master of Music in Performance Required Program


Required Program Semester Hours
Graduate Music Theory Seminar Course 3
MUST 614 Research in Music 3
600-level applied music courses in the major instrument 9
500-level music history or literature elective 3
600-level free elective from any discipline offered by the University      3
600-level ensemble (two semesters) 2
500-600 level music electives 9
MUSR 614 Graduate Recital: Performance 0
MUSR 698 Graduate Written & Oral Comprehensive Exam 0
Total Semester Hours


Registration for GSTC 600, Continuing Graduate Studies, may be required. Check with advisor. Visit the graduate course descriptions webpage to view course descriptions. 

Additional Requirements:

1. Full recital;

2. Piano students must take MUST 501 (Piano Literature) and MUST 520 (Piano Pedagogy); Voice students must take MUST 505 (Opera Literature) or MUST 509 (Art Song Literature), MUST 519 (Vocal Pedagogy) and MUST 535-536 (Diction); Percussion students must take MUST 517 (Percussion Literature).

3. At least half the work presented for the degree must be in 600-level courses.


Comprehensive Examinations At least four weeks prior to final examinations, music graduate students must pass written and oral examinations covering all aspects of their graduate program. Students may not attempt the comprehensive examinations more than three times.


Performance Requirements for Graduation At the culmination of applied study and near the end of the degree program (at least two weeks prior to final examinations), the student will present a full recital as part of the degree requirements. Students meeting degree performance requirements must be enrolled for applied music study in the semester or term in which the recital is given. 


Graduate Assistantships Graduate Assistantships are available to full-time graduate students with full admission status in the following areas: accompanying, choral, instrumental, and percussion. Assistantships may not be available in all areas every semester. For more information, contact the Graduate Program Advisor in Music. 

Last Updated: 1/18/23