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Recitals

Master's Program

For performance on an instrument or voice, two public performances are required.

For a conducting performance, either two public performances or one performance and a supporting paper are required.

For performance on an instrument or voice one solo recital and a second performance (the content of which will be determined and approved by the appropriate applied divisional faculty) are required. The divisional faculty may accept an opera or oratorio role, a concerto appearance, or some other major performance for all or part of a recital. The student's applied music faculty committee must judge both performances satisfactory. A student whose recital is judged unsatisfactory will be permitted to present another recital program no earlier than four months from the date of the previous recital. The student is responsible for an ETD submission (including official programs) of each required performance to the Office of the Graduate Dean, along with a memo certifying the completion of the final oral examination during the semester of graduation (not earlier).

Doctoral Program

The guidelines for D.M.A. recitals in the specializations of Conducting, Pedagogy, and Performance are as follows.

The faculty in the Doctor of Musical Arts Program anticipates that the student will be able to begin working on the first doctoral performance project upon entering the program. If that is not the case, no more than four (4) credits hours of MUAP 5001 may be credited to the student in Other Courses in Music.

Special requirements for the first recital for D.M.A. students in Performance and Piano Pedagogy include:

  • The first DMA solo recital (MUSI 8301) will be a qualifying recital. Normally, this recital will take place in the first or second semester after beginning the program. MUSI 8301 must be completed with a grade of B- or better, before the student may enroll in MUSI 8302 or MUSI 8303. MUSI 8304 may not be performed until after the student advances to candidacy.
  • A student who fails to achieve the required minimum grade on the qualifying recital may be allowed to replay the recital in the following semester, but only with the permission of the student's recital committee. A third performance will not be permitted.
  • MUSI 8301 must be completed by the third semester following acceptance into the DMA program. If the student fails to pass the qualifying recital, he or she will not be allowed to continue in the chosen program of study.

A minimum of four public performances is required, their nature to be determined by the student's advisory committee and by the appropriate applied area faculty.

All required degree recitals must be judged acceptable by both the applied area faculty and the student's advisory committee.

The chairperson of the student's advisory committee is responsible for reporting in writing the results of each recital to the School of Music's Associate Director for Graduate Studies. This should be done as soon as possible after the recital.

An ETD submission recording along with the programs of each of the doctoral performance projects is to be submitted to the Graduate School. Recordings are to be submitted in accordance with the Electronic Thesis and Dissertation process outlined by the Graduate School. In order to provide an acceptable recording, it is necessary to use the School of Music recording service.

Ph.D. Program

The guidelines for Ph.D. program recitals are as follows.

The doctoral program in Performance will include a minimum of 8 hours (6 in conducting) of applied music study, and no more than 16 hours (12 in conducting) may be credited toward the degree.

A minimum of four public performances (two in pedagogy or conducting) is required, their nature to be determined by the student's advisory committee and by the appropriate applied area faculty. For Performance students, the first two recitals are considered part of the Qualifying Examination (see below). The final two recitals are considered part of the dissertation project. For Conducting and Pedagogy students, the two recitals are considered part of the dissertation project.

All required degree recitals must be judged acceptable by the applied area faculty.

The chairperson of the student's advisory committee is responsible for reporting in writing the results of each recital to the School of Music's Associate Director for Graduate Studies. This should be done as soon as possible after the recital.

The first two recitals for Performance students are considered part of the qualifying examination battery of tests. The faculty of the appropriate applied area must accept both recitals.

The final two recitals for Performance students are considered part of the dissertation project. The faculty of the appropriate applied area must approve them both.

An ETD submission along with the program of each of the two dissertation recitals or performances for the Performance or the Conducting specialization are to be submitted to the Graduate School along with the student's written dissertation. These submissions are considered a part of the total dissertation project. The contents of the performances may or may not relate to the written portion of the dissertation. In order to provide an acceptable recording, it is necessary to use the School of Music recording service. Recordings made on nonprofessional equipment are not acceptable.

The student must be enrolled in MUSI 8000 when preparing any portion of the dissertation, including the two dissertation recitals or performances that are submitted as a part of the project. The 12 hours of MUSI 8000 are to be considered as minimal; the student will be expected to enroll in MUSI 8000 as often as necessary for the completion of the dissertation.

Once a student begins enrollment in MUSI 8000, he/she must be continuously enrolled until the dissertation project is complete. A grade of CR (credit for work accomplished) will be entered each semester until the entire dissertation project is completed.

The student must be enrolled for a minimum of 3 credit hours of dissertation (MUSI 8000) during the semester in which the dissertation is defended.

 

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