International Center for Music


Master of Music in Performance

Applied Emphasis in Piano, Violin, Viola or Cello

The Master of Music in Performance program was instituted in the fall of 2008. The program, whose faculty is renowned worldwide, is an advanced course of study for musicians who hold a bachelor’s degree and are seeking careers as professional musicians. Students enrolled in the MMP program may select from two concentration areas of performance, piano or strings.


Admission Requirements

In addition to the general rules that are applicable for admission to the School for Graduate and Professional Studies at Park University, specific admission requirements are as follows:
  1. Bachelor of Music or related undergraduate degree from a U.S. institution, an equivalent bachelor’s degree from an accredited foreign institution of higher education or equivalent professional experience as determined by the faculty of the University’s International Center for Music.
  2. An audition before the music faculty. In approved situations, a recording may be submitted in lieu of a live audition.

Each applicant must furnish a complete list of repertoire and recital history at the time of application. This is an advanced program of study at the graduate level, supervised and approved by the graduate faculty of Park University.

Students entering the Master of Music program must take a Theory Competency Test. Students who do not pass are assigned to the appropriate theory class.


Performance Areas

The student may select one of the following performance areas:


Piano Performance
Program Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)
Hours
Applied Lessons and Recitals (two recitals — one each in years one and two) 12
MU 540 Semester One 3
MU 541 Semester Two 3
MU 542 Semester Three 3
MU 543 Semester Four 3
Chamber Music 4
MU 546 Semester One 1
MU 547 Semester Two 1
MU 548 Semester Three 1
MU 549 Semester Four 1
Performance Class 4
MU 551 Semester One 1
MU 552 Semester Two 1
MU 553 Semester Three 1
MU 554 Semester Four 1
Collaboration 8
MU 556 Semester One 2
MU 557 Semester Two 2
MU 558 Semester Three 2
MU 559 Semester Four 2
Approved Electives 8
Total Hours 36



String Performance
Program Requirements (2013-2014 Catalog)
Hours
Applied Lessons and Recitals (two recitals — one each in years one and two) 12
MU 540 Semester One 3
MU 541 Semester Two 3
MU 542 Semester Three 3
MU 543 Semester Four 3
Chamber Music 4
MU 546 Semester One 1
MU 547 Semester Two 1
MU 548 Semester Three 1
MU 549 Semester Four 1
Performance Class 4
MU 551 Semester One 1
MU 552 Semester Two 1
MU 553 Semester Three 1
MU 554 Semester Four 1
Orchestra 4
MU 565 Semester One 1
MU 566 Semester Two 1
MU 567 Semester Three 1
MU 568 Semester Four 1
Orchestra Repertoire 4
MU 575 Semester One 1
MU 576 Semester Two 1
MU 577 Semester Three 1
MU 578 Semester Four 1
Approved Electives 8
Total Hours 36