Outline of Courses (except Opera):
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Students must complete a minimum of 32 graduate credits in music with an average grade of a B- or above.
|MUS 501.Music History and Research I*||4|
|MUS 502. Music History and Research II||4|
|MUS 521. Music Theory||4|
|Field of Specialization||12|
|MUS 599. Thesis**||4|
* Recommended to be taken within the first year of study.
For more information on majors and courses see the University Bulletin .
|-for instrumental or vocal performance majors: two recitals.|
|-for conducting majors: one substantial work with a major ensemble, and at least two additional performances.|
|-for composition majors: two substantial compositions.|
|-for music history and literature majors: a written thesis.|
(In addition, history majors must demonstrate a reading knowledge of one foreign language [German or one Romance language]. Piano proficiency must be demonstrated by the ability to play a Bach chorale. For more information on majors and courses visit the University Bulletin.
*The Opera concentration has a different set of requirements (see the Outline of the Opera concentration below).
COURSE REQUIREMENTS: Offered by the University in collaboration with the Tri-Cities Opera, this is generally a two-year program of professional training in preparation for an operatic career. Students must complete a minimum of 36 graduate credite hours in music with an average grade of at least a B- or above.
|MUS 501. Music History and Research I*||4|
|MUS 521. Music Theory*||4|
|Tri-Cities Opera Workshop||9|
|* Electives (Chosen from: German, French, Italian, English lyric diction; vocal literature; coaching; advanced musicianship; keyboard/piano; vocal pedagogy; stage movement; acting)||6|
|MUS 599. Thesis (one recital and one or more opera roles)||4|
|Stage Techniques for the singing actor)||2|
Offered by Binghamton University in collaboration with the Tri-Cities Opera Company, this is generally a two-year program of professional training in preparation for an operatic career. A minimum of 36 graduate credit hours in music with a grade of at least a B- must be completed. (In the two-year program, full-time students normally exceed the 36-hour minimum.)
MUS 599: Thesis
Requirements consist of:
|1. A full recital, approximately one hour in length.|
|2. Opera roles...(a) one leading role,|
|(b) two featured roles, or|
|(c) three or more supporting roles.|
Students applying for the Master of Music: Opera program should also fill out the audition application on the Tri-Cities Opera website. For more information on majors, minors, graduate programs and courses, visit the University Bulletin.
Professor Bruce Borton, Graduate Director
Last Updated: 1/9/13