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Curriculum: String Graduate Students

Life isn’t an audition.

Any music school can make you a better player. Our interconnected courses are built to transform you intellectually, artistically, professionally, and individually. You’ll understand the roots of your music, freeing you to take it somewhere new. You’ll see how your training broadens your options, rather than narrowing them. You'll find your voice. And you'll enter the world with the same confidence you bring to the stage.

Required Coureses

Curriculum: Master of Music in Strings
Credit total: 45

Requirement Cr.
Private Instruction 16
Musucianship and Music Theory 0
Music History and Literature 12
Professional Development 2
Ensembles 14
Electives 1
Winter Term 2 Years
Juries and Recitals N/A

Required Courses

Curriculum: Master of Music in Orchestral Instruments (Harp)
Credit total: 45

Requirement Cr.
Private Instruction 16
Performance Classes 0
Music History and Literature 12
Professional Development 2
Ensembles 14
Electives 1
Winter Term 2 Years
Juries and Recitals N/A

Recitals and Juries

Harp

  • Two graduate juries and two graduate recitals are required.

Strings

  • Two graduate juries are required to determine fulfillment of performance requirements; two graduate recitals are required. The first graduate jury must consist of one work from each of the four categories outlined in the Master of Music curriculum within the Collegiate Catalog.

Historical Performance Emphasis for Baroque Cello (Graduate) (total credits: 11-13)

  • ENS 210 Conservatory Baroque Ensemble (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • ENS 212 Continuo Playing (1 semester, 2 credits). Not required if student can demonstrate prior experience.
  • MHL 733 Performance Practice: Baroque Era (1 semester, 3 credits). In years where MHL 733 is not offered, students should register for MHL 400 (Introduction to Performance Practice).
  • PRF 334 Baroque Cello (2 semesters, 4 credits)
  • HPE Jury: Jury requirements as determined by HPE faculty (HPE Jury is in addition to major instrument jury)

These credits also count towards the Master of Music degree.