Performance Studies

Degrees and Certificates

Classes

MUA 113 : VOICE CLASS II

A continuation of MUA 111, using more advanced repertoire and developing technical skills.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUA 111 with a grade of C- or higher.

MUA 203 : PIANO CLASS VI

A continuation of MUA 202. Successful completion of MUA 203 satisfies the piano proficiency requirement for music degrees.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUA 202 with a grade of C- or higher.

MUA 211 : VOICE CLASS III

A continued study of vocal production, technical skills, and repertoire using more advanced methods and materials.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUA 113 with a grade of C- or higher.

MUA 213 : VOICE CLASS IV

A continuation of MUA 211. Successful completion of MUA 213. Satisfies the voice proficiency requirement for music degrees.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUA 211 with a grade of C- or higher.

MUA 221 : INTRODUCTION TO ITALIAN AND ENGLISH DICTION

The study and performance of lyric Italian and English diction for the stage and concert platform. Designed to identify the techniques of enunciation and projection. Students learn to use the International Phonetic Alphabet as a means toward affecting accurate and idiomatic pronunciation. Open to singers and those who work with singers as coaches or conductors.

Credits

2

MUA 223 : INTRODUCTION TO FRENCH AND GERMAN DICTION

The study and performance of lyric German and French diction for the stage and concert platform. Designed to identify the techniques of enunciation and projection. Students learn to use the International Phonetic Alphabet as a means toward affecting accurate and idiomatic pronunciation. Open to singers and those who work with singers as coaches or conductors.

Credits

2

MUA 375 : ADVANCED REPERTOIRE COACHING FOR SINGERS

Individual instruction in the interpretation, diction, and style in all genres of the vocal repertoire. In collaboration with the applied lesson instructor, the vocal coach will assist in the preparation of repertoire to be presented in upcoming degree recital(s). May be repeated for credit.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUA 203.

MUA 401 : OPERA WORKSHOP I

Includes character analysis, role analysis, role preparation and stage management.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

Declared music major or permission of instructor.

MUA 403 : OPERA WORKSHOP II

Includes audition techniques, preparation of audition packets, stage makeup and further stage movement techniques.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUA 401 or permission of instructor.

MUA 450 : INTERNSHIP IN PERFORMANCE

A supervised internship which provides music majors with the opportunity to explore an external area of interest related to Performance Studies. The course will serve as a music elective or a free elective in the student’s degree program. Pass/fail grading.

Credits

1 - 6

Prerequisites

Declared music major; permission of the department.

MUA 470 : DIRECTED INDEPENDENT STUDY

Projects of independent study approved by the faculty and the Music Curriculum Committee.

Credits

1 - 3

Prerequisites

Approval of the Music Curriculum Committee.

MUA 475 : PETRIE 360: A SELF-MANAGED ENSEMBLE

This course, the first in a two-semester sequence, provides hands-on instruction in all aspects of self-management for the performing musician: students will assemble and execute a repertoire, learn to write grants, arrange performance venues, create a rehearsal schedule, brand their ensemble, market and advertise using social media and traditional formats, write and execute contracts, manage a budget, and stage a performance.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUA 390 or permission of instructor.

MUA 476 : PETRIE 360: A SELF-MANAGED ENSEMBLE

This course, the second in a two-semester sequence, provides hands-on instruction in all aspects of self-management for the performing musician: students will produce, promote, and execute a program, make and market a recording using social media and online professional platforms.

Credits

1

Prerequisites

MUA 475 or permission of instructor.

MUA 485 : SENIOR PROJECT

The project consists of a recital, lecture-recital or capstone. A $50 scheduling fee is required for both the recital and lecture-recital.

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Approval of the faculty.

MUA 490 : SENIOR RECITAL

A $50 scheduling fee is required in this course. Pass/fail grading.

Credits

0

Prerequisites

Approval of the faculty.

MUA 493 : HONORS PROGRAM

For music performance majors only. Program includes senior recital, a second full recital in the major performance area, independent written project, and an ensemble.

Credits

6

Prerequisites

Approval of the Music Curriculum Committee.