Master of Music
The master of music degree is available to students by audition.
Recital performances will be auditioned before the department faculty.
Candidates are expected to have completed four semesters of foreign language study, or the equivalent, before beginning the master’s degree. Students with deficiencies will be advised to add language study and/or MUS 141-142. The two degree recitals should each be approximately one hour in length. Repertoire for the first recital should include art songs, opera, and oratorio selections in English, French, German, Italian, and other languages if desired; should cover the Renaissance/Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th Century/contemporary periods; and should include at least one chamber music piece. The second recital may be designed by the student with approval from the Director of Vocal Studies, and may include a traditional recital, major solo opera, concert or oratorio performance, a dramatic production, chamber music, or a combination of the above. Students are required to prepare their written recital programs, complete with texts, translations, and program notes.
Since degree requirements and course offerings can change from year to year, consult the General Course Catalog for your appropriate school year's requirements and suggestions.
Voice Studies and Choral Activities Faculty
- Katharine DeBoer, D.M.A. - Director, Vocal Studies; Associate Professor, Voice
- Paul Torkelson, D.M.A. - Director, Choral Activities, Voice
- Albert Rudolph Lee - Director, Nevada Chamber Opera, Voice
Department of Music Graduate Programs of Study
- Master of Arts in Music History / Musicology
- Master of Music in Instrumental Performance
- Master of Music in Vocal Performance
- Master of Music in Orchestral Career Studies
- Master of Music in Collaborative Piano
- Master of Music in Jazz & Improvisational Music
- Master of Music in Composition
- Master of Music in General Music Education
- Master of Music in Choral Music Education
- Master of Music in Instrumental Music Education