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College
Department
School of Music

E101 Kent State University's Center for the Performing Arts
Tel: 330-672-2172
Undergraduate Programs E-mail: dabrown@kent.edu
Graduate Programs E-mail: mchunn@kent.edu
Web: http://www.kent.edu/music/index.cfm

Description

The Master of Music in Performance allows for concentrated study in an applied area. Students have opportunities to perform in a variety of well-respected ensembles.

Performance–Chamber Music is for intensive coaching and performance of string quartet literature.
 

Admission Requirements

Official transcript(s); 3.0 GPA; three letters of recommendation; resume; goal statement; and audition.

Please refer to the university policy for graduate admission.

Graduation Requirements

Minimum 32 total credit hours.
 

Program Learning Outcomes
  1. Students recognize, identify, interpret and perform representative literature from different historical periods, countries and composers.
  2. Students develop and apply advanced performing skills including tone production, accuracy, intonation, instrumental/vocal technique, musicality/expression, vocal language and diction, and stage presence/presentation in solo and ensemble settings.
  3. Students discuss, utilize and achieve high quality results from efficient and effective practice techniques including time management, setting achievable goals, development and use of appropriate technical skills, development and use of musical expression skills, and the development and use of a focused work ethic.
  4. Students develop an enhanced understanding of interpretation and expression in music by listening to artistic live and recorded performances.  Understanding will be displayed through identification and discussion, utilized in practice, and demonstrated in performance settings through the resulting musical product.
  5. Students identify, explain and utilize performance pedagogy appropriate to the specific area of study.
  6. Students identify, associate, differentiate and utilize performances practices appropriate to the literature of the various stylistic periods.
  7. Students will utilize and discuss score study of literature performed and also representative literature from various historical periods and composers.  This score study will include such factors as transposition of instruments, instrumental/vocal score order, compositional form, analysis of chord and melodic structures, and historical placement by stylistic and compositional traits.
Accreditation

National Association of Schools of Music
 

  • Performance
  • Performance - Chamber Music concentration
PERFORMANCE PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)
Course Title Credits
MUS 62411 Music Bibliography and Research Methods 2
Applied Music Major** 12
Ensemble*** 4
Recital**** 2
Music Theory: choose from the following based on theory placement exam* 2-4
MUS 51141 16th Century Counterpoint (3)  
  51151 18th Century Counterpoint (3)  
  61131 Schenkerian Analysis (3)  
  61171 Analytical Techniques I (2)  
  61172 Analytical Techniques II (2)  
  61191 Seminar in Music Since 1900 (3)  
Music History (choose two from the following) 4-6
MUS 52131 America's Music (3)  
  52161 History of Jazz (3)  
  52171 Music from World Cultures (3)  
  62511 Music History I (2)  
  62521 Music History II (2)  
  62531 Music History III (2)  
  62541 Music History IV (2)  
Additional Major Requirements: Music Electives for Performance Degrees (2-6)
Students declaring the Chamber Music concentration should instead take the requirements listed under that concentration.
2-6
Pedagogy: Instrument/Voice/Piano (2)  
MUS 52221 Symphonic Literature (3)  
  52222 Chamber Music Literature (3)  
  52241 Piano Literature (3)  
  52251 Song Literature (3)  
  52261 Opera Literature (3)  
  55131 Opera: Singers-Actors Technique (1)  
  55311 Chamber Music (1)  
  55xxx Music Ensembles (1)  
  61211 Composition (2-4)  
  64111 Conducting Projects: Choral (2-4)  
  64121 Conducting Projects: Band (2-4)  
  64131 Conducting Projects: Orchestra (2-4)  
MINIMUM TOTAL 32

* Theory Placement Exam may place students into Theory Practicum. This undergraduate course doe not count towards degree credit and must be taken in addition to the graduate Music Theory requirement.

** Applied Music: Students register for 4 credit hours of Applied Music in two of the semesters and register for 2 credit hours of Applied Music in the two semesters in which they register for recital.

*** Ensemble: String players will register for Orchestra every semester. Piano choose from Music Ensembles, Chamber Music, Piano Accompanying. Voice may register for Opera Workshops.

**** Recital: Students register for 2 credit hours of Applied Music courses in the two semesters in which they register for recital.

 

Chamber Music concentration

CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (4-7 credits)
Course Title Credits
MUS 55311 Chamber Music (1 credit each semester) 4
Additional Major Requirements: Music Electives for Performance Degrees
Number of credits required depends on meeting minimum total 32 credit hours
0-3
Pedagogy: Instrument/Voice/Piano (2)  
MUS 52221 Symphonic Literature (3)  
  52222 Chamber Music Literature (3)  
  52241 Piano Literature (3)  
  52251 Song Literature (3)  
  52261 Opera Literature (3)  
  55131 Opera: Singers-Actors Technique (1)  
  55311 Chamber Music (1)  
  55xxx Music Ensembles (1)  
  61211 Composition (2-4)  
  64111 Conducting Projects: Choral (2-4)  
  64121 Conducting Projects: Band (2-4)  
  64131 Conducting Projects: Orchestra (2-4)  
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 4-7