The Curtis Master of Music degree provides highly gifted musicians the opportunity to pursue focused studies in their major field while offering the chance to continue building the skills necessary for careers as performing artists on the highest professional level.

An undergraduate degree or equivalent is required for admission.

Master of Music students receive complete and diversified musical training. Students study with distinguished artist-teachers in private lessons, studio classes, and coachings. These experiences are augmented by offerings in career studies and musical studies, as well as uncommonly frequent performance opportunities.

The Master of Music degree requires a minimum of 40 semester hours (s.h.). The program takes two years to complete.

Requirements

 

Performance

 

Major lesson 24 s.h.
Piano Repertoire Seminar 4 s.h.
Chamber Music 4 s.h.
Special Topics for Pianists 4 s.h.
Graduation Recital - Required  

Musical Studies

 

Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.

Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam

 

Additional Courses

 

Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program 4 s.h.
Performance 36 s.h.
Major lesson 24 s.h.
Composition Seminar 4 s.h.
Composition Techniques 8 s.h.
Graduation Recital  
Musical Studies  
Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam  
Additional Courses  
Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.

Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program

4 s.h.
Performance 36 s.h.
Major lesson 16 s.h.
Orchestra 12 s.h.
Chamber Music 4 s.h.
Orchestral Repertoire Class 4 s.h.
Graduation Recital Required for Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass, Harp, Clarinet, Bassoon, Horn, Trumpet, Trombone, Tuba, Timpani/Percussion 2 s.h.
   
Musical Studies 2 s.h.
Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam  
   
Additional Courses  
Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program 4 s.h.
Performance 32 s.h.
Major lesson 24 s.h.
Guitar Seminar 4 s.h.
Chamber Music 4 s.h.
Graduation Recital - Required  
   
Musical Studies  
Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam  
   
Additional Courses  
Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program  4 s.h.

Performance

34 s.h.

Major Lesson

24 s.h.

Organ Class

4 s.h.

Chamber Music

4 s.h.

Church Music Seminar

2 s.h.

Graduation Recital - Required

 

 

 

Musical Studies

 

Graduate Musical Studies

2 s.h.

Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam

 

Supplementary Piano

4 s.h.

 

 

Additional Courses

 

Career Studies Graduate Seminar

2 s.h.

Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program

4 s.h.

Performance 44 s.h.
Major Lesson 16 s.h.
Opera Stagings 12 s.h.
Vocal Repertoire Coaching 8 s.h.
Diction Coaching 4 s.h.
Performance Seminar 4 s.h.
   
Musical Studies  
Graduate Musical Studies 2 s.h.
Need for this course is based on musical studies placement exam  
   
Additional Courses  
Career Studies Graduate Seminar 2 s.h.
Research in Music/Thesis or Community Artist Program 4 s.h.