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The Master of Music in Performance, Instrumental degree is offered for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. Read more
The Master of Music in Performance, Instrumental degree is offered for violin, viola, violoncello, double bass, guitar, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, saxophone, trumpet, horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, and percussion. It is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. If the degree is in an area other than the area of intended graduate study, no more than twelve hours of remediation will be required in instrumental-related studies.

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Learning Outcomes

• Perform in a musically expressive manner and demonstrate the proper characteristics involved in, and related to, musical production.
• Demonstrate familiarity with musical literature and stylistic characteristics (NASM, PDE).
• Develop information literacy by displaying critical thinking and listening skills through written critiques of performances concerning artistic expression, performance practice, selection of repertoire, conducting technique, and supportive notes for recitals (NASM, PDE).
• Work in collaboration with other musicians, using proper rehearsal and performance techniques with accompanists and/or instrumental and choral ensembles, and demonstrate conducting skills.
• Be prepared for future career opportunities.

Curriculum

Please visit the website to see the course curriculum:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/performance-mm-instrumental-concentration/

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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The Master Of Music In Performance, Organ is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Read more
The Master Of Music In Performance, Organ is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. If the degree is in an area other than the area of intended graduate study, no more than twelve hours of remediation will be required in organ-related studies.

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Learning Outcomes

• Perform in a musically expressive manner and demonstrate the proper characteristics involved in, and related to, musical production.
• Demonstrate familiarity with musical literature and stylistic characteristics (NASM, PDE).
• Develop information literacy by displaying critical thinking and listening skills through written critiques of performances concerning artistic expression, performance practice, selection of repertoire, conducting technique, and supportive notes for recitals (NASM, PDE).
• Work in collaboration with other musicians, using proper rehearsal and performance techniques with accompanists and/or instrumental and choral ensembles, and demonstrate conducting skills.
• Be prepared for future career opportunities.

Curriculum

Please visit the website to see what modules are taught on this course:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/performance-mm-keyboard-concentration-piano-harpsichord-organ/

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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The Master Of Music, Piano Pedagogy is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Read more
The Master Of Music, Piano Pedagogy is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Applicants without a degree in piano can be admitted to the piano pedagogy program only if they demonstrate equivalent background in piano and if no more than twelve credits of remediation would be required.

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Learning Outcomes

• Perform in a musically expressive manner and demonstrate the proper characteristics involved in, and related to, musical production.
• Demonstrate familiarity with musical literature and stylistic characteristics (NASM, PDE).
• Develop information literacy by displaying critical thinking and listening skills through written critiques of performances concerning artistic expression, performance practice, selection of repertoire, conducting technique, and supportive notes for recitals (NASM, PDE).
• Work in collaboration with other musicians, using proper rehearsal and performance techniques with accompanists and/or instrumental and choral ensembles, and demonstrate conducting skills.
• Be prepared for future career opportunities.

Curriculum

• 3 credits of music history (MHL)
• 3 credits of music theory (MTC)
• 9 credits in individual lessons at the advanced level:
• 6 credits in keyboard literature
• 3 credits of concentration electives
• 2 credits of recital components

Completion of a comprehensive exit examination is also required.

For more detailed information about the curriculum and what modules are available, please visit the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/performance-mm-keyboard-concentration-piano-harpsichord-organ/

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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The Master Of Music In Performance, Choral Conducting is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate ability in conducting and who have had experience conducting church, school, and/or community programs. Read more
The Master Of Music In Performance, Choral Conducting is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate ability in conducting and who have had experience conducting church, school, and/or community programs. Candidates for the MM degree must hold an appropriate undergraduate degree in music.

Curriculum

Core modules:

• VOI 526 (2) Survey of Choral Literature
• VOC 613 (2) Advanced Choral Conducting
• CHO 541 (3) Advanced Level Lessons
• CHO 542 (3) Advanced Level Lessons
• CHO 543 (3) Advanced Level Lessons
• CHO 612 (1) Concert Choir
• AIM 691 (2) Research Seminar

Concentration electives selected from:

• VOC 515 (2) English-Italian Diction
• VOC 516 (3) French German Diction
• VOC 591 (3) Vocal Pedagogy
• MHL 654 (3) History of Opera

Free electives:

• 3 credits of any 500 level course(s) selected under advisement

Recital component:

• VOC 697 (2) Recital

For more detailed information about these modules, please visit the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/#coursestext

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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The Master Of Music In Performance, Voice is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Read more
The Master Of Music In Performance, Voice is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. If the degree is in an area other than the area of intended graduate study, no more than twelve hours of remediation will be required in vocal-related studies (diction, voice lessons, etc.).

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Curriculum

Core modules:

• 3 credits in music history (MHL) 1
• 3 credits in music theory (MTC) 2

• VOI 541 Advanced Voice Private Lesson
• VOI 542 Advanced Voice Private Lesson
• VOI 543 Advanced Voice Private Lessons
• VOC 524 Musico-Dramatic Productions

Electives (4-6 credits) :

• VOC 511 Master Class Voice: Baroque Period
• VOC 512 Master Class Voice: German Lied
• VOC 513 Master Class Voice: French Melodie
• VOC 514 Master Class Voice: 20th Century Art Song
• VOC 516 French-German Diction
• VOC 526 Choral Literature
• VOC 529 Vocal Literature
• VOC 591 Vocal Pedagogy
• MHL 654 History of Opera

• Any 500-level courses selected under advisement.

Recital component:

• VOI 697 Recital

Completion of a comprehensive exit examination is required.

Please visit the website for detailed information about these modules:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/#coursestext

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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The Master Of Music, Piano Pedagogy is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Read more
The Master Of Music, Piano Pedagogy is designed for those who can demonstrate appropriate performing ability and possess an appropriate undergraduate degree. Applicants without a degree in piano can be admitted to the piano pedagogy program only if they demonstrate equivalent background in piano and if no more than twelve credits of remediation would be required.

All degree requirements must be completed within six years. A single one-year extension may be granted for cause.

Learning Outcomes

• Perform in a musically expressive manner and demonstrate the proper characteristics involved in, and related to, musical production.
• Demonstrate familiarity with musical literature and stylistic characteristics (NASM, PDE).
• Develop information literacy by displaying critical thinking and listening skills through written critiques of performances concerning artistic expression, performance practice, selection of repertoire, conducting technique, and supportive notes for recitals (NASM, PDE).
• Work in collaboration with other musicians, using proper rehearsal and performance techniques with accompanists and/or instrumental and choral ensembles, and demonstrate conducting skills.
• Be prepared for future career opportunities.

Curriculum

Core modules:

• Music history (MHL) course 1
• Music theory (MTC) course 2
• PIA 578 Piano Pedagogy Private Lesson
• PIA 579 Piano Pedagogy Private Lesson (Including Recital)
• PIA 588 Advanced Lessons
• PIA 589 Advanced Lessons
• PIA 580 Perspectives in Pedagogy IV
• PIA 581 Perspectives in Pedagogy I
• PIA 582 Perspectives in Pedagogy II
• PIA 583 Perspectives in Pedagogy III
• PIA 631 Performance Practicum

Electives (6 credits from the list) :

• PIA 623 Baroque Keyboard Literature
• PIA 624 Classical Piano Literature
• PIA 625 Romantic Piano Literature
• PIA 626 20TH Century Piano Literature

Recital component:

• PIA 695 Recital (Piano Pedagogy)

For detailed information about these modules, please visit the website:

http://catalog.wcupa.edu/graduate/school-of-music/applied-music/#coursestext

Further Study

Graduates have gone onto further their musical education at institutions including:

• Curtis Institute of Music
• Eastman School of Music
• Indiana University,
• The Juilliard School and others.

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A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional goals as applied to the program. Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form. Read more
• A letter of intent written by the applicant expressing professional goals as applied to the program.
• Submission of two letters of recommendation, using the required recommendation form.
• All Performance applicants must audition. For details, please go the auditions area of the Crane School of Music website (http://www.potsdam.edu/academics/Crane/admissions).

E-mail: • Phone: 315-267-2165

Visit http://www.potsdam.edu/graduate to view the full application checklist and online application.

The Master of Music in Performance is designed to develop student musicianship and technical expertise through individual study, and through solo, ensemble, and chamber performance opportunities, all under the direction of faculty artists. Music Perfor- mance students can complete their program in three or more semesters during the academic year. Majors include voice, harp, and guitar, along with traditional instruments in the brass, woodwind, string and percussion families. Program start dates: Summer, Fall, Spring.

Required Program Courses

Minimum of 30 credit hours
MUCH 611, Introduction to Graduate Studies
MUCP 640, Literature and Pedagogy
MUCP 681, Chamber Music or MUCP 618, Vocal Coaching
MUCS 630, Performance Concentration
MUCP XXX, Performance Elective
MUCX XXX, Non-Performance Elective

Music Theory and Music History/Literature Electives: 9 credits

Testimonials

“The Crane School of Music is a unique community. It provides a focused and serious environment to grow as an artist while remaining extremely supportive. It was an ideal place for me to develop musically while forging lifelong professional relationships.” —Christopher Still ’93

“Crane provides the full package for students by offering degree programs in just about every area of the music world. There are ample opportunities to perform weekly in a great atmosphere. Performing is fully supported by a wonderful staff of teachers. Crane really prepares you to be successful.” —Mark Sophia ’12

“The degree programs at Crane provide a full and rich education in music and the liberal arts. I’m convinced this balanced and thorough curriculum laid the groundwork for the success I’m now enjoying in my life and career.” —Richard Regan ’91

Uniqueness of Program

Making music is at the heart of every Crane degree program. Our philosophy is that all our students are first and foremost musicians. The Crane School of Music was founded in 1886 and was one of the first institutions in the country to have program dedicated to preparing specialists in teaching music in the public schools. Crane is proud to have many of the finest music educators, scholars and performers in the United States as members of the faculty, all working to make Crane a vital, innovative and exciting place.

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The Department of Music offers graduate studies leading to the master of music degree. Students may specialize in composition, music history or performance (instrumental, vocal, opera, conducting). Read more
The Department of Music offers graduate studies leading to the master of music degree. Students may specialize in composition, music history or performance (instrumental, vocal, opera, conducting).

The graduate music program is small, and students receive personal attention from faculty, as well as quality performance opportunities.

Our opera program boasts a professional affiliation with the Tri-Cities Opera (TCO). Opera students are members of the TCO Resident Artist Training Program, where they gain professional experience while completing their studies. Our graduates have gone on to perform in major opera houses around the world.

Graduate Degrees Offered

*MM with track in Opera (associated with the Tri-Cities Opera Company)
* MM with emphasis in one of the following:
- Composition
- Conducting
- History and Literature
- Instrumental performance
- Vocal performance

All applicants must submit the following:

- Online graduate degree application and application fee
- Transcripts from each college/university you have attended
- Two letters of recommendation
- Personal statement (2-3 pages) describing your reasons for pursuing graduate study, your career aspirations, your special interests within your field, and any unusual features of your background that might need explanation or be of interest to your program's admissions committee.
- Resume or Curriculum Vitae detailing educational and professional experience
- The GRE is only required for applicants pursuing Music History and Literature emphasis.
- A live audition/interview is also required. For international applicants, the department will consider online audition/interviews via SKYPE or similar technology (contact the graduate director for details).

And, for international applicants:
- International Student Financial Statement form
- Official bank statement/proof of support
- Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE Academic scores

Depending on your desired track or emphasis, you must also submit the following:
- Composition applicants:
*Minimum of two manuscripts and/or recordings of compositions, preferably for differing performing genres. Electronic scores prepared with Finale or Sibelius preferred; hard copies accepted
*Recorded sample of compositions (if possible); live performance recordings preferred

- Conducting applicants:
*Preliminary screening DVD of rehearsal and/or performance conducting an instrumental or vocal ensemble (10-30 minutes)
*A (recent) recording sample, highlighting either:
*the candidate's major instrument
*voice; including a minimum of two composition(s) in contrasting styles

- History and Literature applicants:
*Minimum one writing sample (a research paper in music); two (or more) desirable

- Instrumental Performance applicants:
*Preliminary screening CD or DVD, including a minimum of two compositions in contrasting styles

- Opera and Vocal Performance applicants:
*Preliminary screening CD or DVD, including a minimum of four compositions in contrasting styles (one each in English, French, German and Italian)
*Opera/oratorio and song literature should be included

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