Composition Candidates for the M.F.A. degree in composition must complete at least 24 semester hours of course work (including MUSC 701, 702, 704) and must present a recital of original works including a major, extended work (consult with Head of Composition for details).
Musicology Candidates for the M.A. degree in musicology must complete at least 24 semester hours of course work (including MUSC 703), pass a reading knowledge examination in one modern foreign language (normally French or German) by the end of the first semester, write an acceptable thesis, and defend this thesis in an oral examination. Candidates for the M.A. degree in musicology with a specialization in New Orleans music must take MUSC 630, 631, 634, 706, and 793 in addition to 703 and the other musicology requirements.
More information on the M.A. degree in musicology with a specialization in New Orleans music is available here. This program accepts students every other year, and the next admission period is for Fall 2015. In addition to the requirements on the official application, applicants must submit a writing sample for consideration. The sample may be brief, and undergraduate papers are acceptable, as long as the sample demonstrates fundamental research and writing skills. Questions may be directed to Prof. Sharp.
Piano, Voice, Guitar, Other Instruments Candidates for the M.F.A. degree in performance must take 30 hours of course work, with 18 hours in music literature, theory, history, performance, or other appropriate areas and 12 semester hours of lessons in voice or in the specialized instrument. In place of a thesis the candidate must perform a full-length recital of 90 minutes.
Candidates for the M.F.A. degree in Musical Theater must take 36 hours of course work and must either perform a recital or choreograph or direct a major musical theater production. Performers must submit a headshot and resume to Michael Howard, head of the Musical Theatre Program. The performers will be expected to audition live or with a video. The audition will include two songs and a monologue. Dance is optional.
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