Master of Music in Performance

The Master of Music in Performance allows emphasis in several areas, including instrumental performance, piano and organ performance, vocal performance, and keyboard collaborative arts.

Comprehensive Master's Level Exit Exam (0 Units) 1
Piano and Organ Emphasis Core Courses
GMUS 500Introduction to Graduate Research Methods3
Students will enroll in GMUS 501A or B, and GMUS 502 A or B, depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.
GMUS 501ASeminar in Musicology: The Renaissance3
or GMUS 501B Seminar in Musicology: The Baroque
GMUS 502ASeminar in Musicology: The Nineteenth Century3
or GMUS 502B Seminar in Musicology: The Twentieth Century
GMUS 503Advanced Analysis of Form and Style3
Additional Courses
GMUS 509AConducting I (Choral)3
or GMUS 510 Conducting II (Instrumental)
GMUS 520Applied Instruction I (2 units each for 4 terms - 8 Total)2
GMUS 524Keyboard Literature2
GMUS 525Chamber Ensemble2
Electives (3 units) 2,33
Graduate Recital (N/C)
Total Units30
1

A Comprehensive Master’s Level Exit Exam must be taken and passed by all master’s degree candidates in the last term of their degree coursework in order to graduate with the Master of Music from Azusa Pacific University.

2

Private lessons taken for elective units require an additional fee.

3

Elective courses may be selected from any of Azusa Pacific University’s graduate programs with the approval of the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies. Classes must be numbered 500 or higher.

Comprehensive Master’s-Level Exit Exam (0 Units) 1
Vocal Emphasis Core Courses12
Introduction to Graduate Research Methods
Advanced Analysis of Form and Style
Students enroll in GMUS 501A or B, depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.
Seminar in Musicology: The Renaissance
Seminar in Musicology: The Baroque
Students enroll in GMUS 502A or B, depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.
Seminar in Musicology: The Nineteenth Century
Seminar in Musicology: The Twentieth Century
Major Area22
Applied Voice 2
Vocal Literature A
Vocal Literature B
Seminar in Professional Preparation
Operatic History and Performance Practice
Advanced Vocal Pedagogy
Professional Vocal Coaching
Advanced Vocal Coaching
Ensemble 3
Electives 42
Graduate Recital (N/C)
Total Units36
1

Exam must be taken and passed by all master’s degree candidates in the last term of their degree coursework in order to graduate with the Master of Music from Azusa Pacific University.

2

Students take a total of 8 units of applied lessons with their primary professor. This includes a weekly studio/master class.

3

Opera is recommended for these two units. If chosen, opera must be taken as a yearlong commitment of 1 unit each in the fall and spring terms, consecutively.

4

Two elective units are required for this degree. These units may be chosen from any graduate-level music course. Applied lessons used in this requirement generate an additional fee.

Comprehensive Master's Level Exit Exam (0 Units) 1
Instrumental Emphasis Core Courses
GMUS 500Introduction to Graduate Research Methods3
Students will enroll in GMUS 501A or B, and GMUS 502 A or B, depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.
GMUS 501ASeminar in Musicology: The Renaissance3
or GMUS 501B Seminar in Musicology: The Baroque
GMUS 502ASeminar in Musicology: The Nineteenth Century3
or GMUS 502B Seminar in Musicology: The Twentieth Century
GMUS 503Advanced Analysis of Form and Style3
Additional Courses15
Applied Instruction I (2 units per term for 4 terms)
Chamber Ensemble (2)
Fingerboard Harmony (For Guitar Performance majors only. 2)
Ensemble (2 units required)
Electives (1-3 units) 2, 3, 4
Graduate Recital (N/C)
Total Units27
1

A Comprehensive Master’s Level Exit Exam must be taken and passed by all master's degree candidates in the last term of their degree coursework in order to graduate with the Master of Music from Azusa Pacific University.

2

Private lessons taken for elective or required units require an additional fee.

3

Elective courses may be selected from any of Azusa Pacific University's graduate programs with the approval of the Associate Chair of Graduate Studies. Classes must be numbered 500 or higher.

4

 One unit of elective credit for Guitar; 3 units for all others.

Keyboard Collaborative Arts Emphasis Core Courses12
Comprehensive Master’s-Level Exit Exam (0 Units) 1
Introduction to Graduate Research Methods
Advanced Analysis of Form and Style
Students enroll in GMUS 501A or B, depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.
Seminar in Musicology: The Renaissance
Seminar in Musicology: The Baroque
Students enroll in GMUS 502A or B, depending upon diagnostic entrance exam results.
Seminar in Musicology: The Nineteenth Century
Seminar in Musicology: The Twentieth Century
Major Area19
Chamber Ensemble
Seminar A: Keyboard Collaborative Arts
Seminar B: KCA Instrumental Collaboration
Seminar C: KCA Issues in Keyboard Collaboration
Seminar D: KCA Professional Preparation
Applied Lessons 2
Applied Instruction I (2 units per term)
Students enroll in GMUS 509A or 510, depending upon personal preference.
Conducting I (Choral)
Conducting II (Instrumental)
Electives 32
Graduate Recital (N/C)
Total Units33
1

Exam must be taken and passed by all master’s degree candidates in the last term of their degree coursework in order to graduate with the Master of Music from Azusa Pacific University.

2

Students take a total of 8 units of applied lessons with their primary professor. This includes a weekly studio/master class.

3

Two elective units are required for this degree. These units may be chosen from any graduate-level music course. Applied lessons used in this requirement generate an additional fee.