department of music

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Master of Music in Music Performance

The URI Department of Music offers its Master of Music degree with two specializations—music performance or music education. URI Graduate students are expected to complete their coursework and research within five years of beginning their master’s degree studies. The Master of Music degree may be earned through part-time study, full-time study or a combination of both.

 

Options:

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Voice or Instrument

(which also includes jazz studies)

The minimum requirements include:

  • areas of concentration include classical guitar, piano, organ, percussion, saxophone, harp, all orchestral string, woodwind and brass instruments.
  • the successful completion of 30 credits including 12 credits
    of study in voice or instrument at the MUS 510 level
  • the performance of a 55-minute voice or instrument recital
  • the passing of a written comprehensive examination. Vocalists must be proficient in English, German, French, Italian and Latin diction, and have general phonetic knowledge and skills that can be applied to other languages. Such proficiency includes language competency sufficient to understand texts in the repertory. The proficiency examination includes written and sung portions and is given by the instructor of vocal diction. Vocalists may wish to take MUS 583 Vocal Diction to meet the proficiency levels required

Conducting

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The minimum requirements include:

  • the successful completion of 30 credits including 12 conducting credits at the MUS 510 level
  • the performance of a 55-minute conducting recital
  • the passing of a written comprehensive examination

Composition

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  • the successful completion of 30 credits including 12 composition credits at the MUS 510 level
  • the performance of a 55-minute composition recital
  • the passing of a written comprehensive examination

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