Piano: Performance, M.M.

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Minimum Total Hours (Non-Thesis): 32

Program Code: M725 Q506

Required Courses

Students with a deficiency in piano sight-reading will be required to enroll in Studio Accompanying until the deficiency is removed through testing.

Required Courses
Choose 8-12 hours in the following:8-12
Master's-Level Piano for Performance Majors 1
GRRE 5042Graduate Recital-Master of Music Degree2
Core Courses
Musicology/Music Literature
Choose any graduate level MUSC or MULI courses6
Music Theory
Choose any graduate level MUTH course 26
Choose 6-10 hours 36-10
Total Credit Hours32

Students may not take less than 8 hours of PIAN 5020 and are not allowed to apply more than 12 hours of PIAN 5020 to the degree. Piano majors must enroll in PIAN 5020 for at least two consecutive 16 week semesters.


Except for any Music Technology courses.


Two semesters of Instrumental Chamber Music may be applied to degree electives. 

General Requirements for all Master's Degrees

The master’s degree requires the equivalent of at least two semesters of satisfactory graduate work and additional work as may be prescribed for the degree.

All coursework applied to the master’s degree must carry graduate credit.

Master’s degree programs which require a thesis consist of at least 30 credit hours. All non-thesis master’s degree programs require at least 30 credit hours.

Credit transferred from other institutions must meet specific criteria and is subject to certain limitations.

Courses completed through correspondence study may not be applied to the master’s degree.

To qualify for a graduate degree, students must achieve an overall grade point average of 3.0 or higher in the degree program coursework and in all resident graduate coursework attempted. A student must also have at least a 3.0 in all coursework (including undergraduate coursework if any).

Additional information for master's degree students may be found in the Graduate College Bulletin.