The Master of Music, Performance Option is a comprehensive approach to the study and performance of literature in all styles and idioms of music. The curriculum is designed to develop musicianship, technical proficiency, and cultural awareness in both performance and pedagogy. Regardless of degree concentration, the graduate student will maintain regular study on their applied instrument or voice and additional directed areas based on individual goals and needs. Graduate students may choose to specialize in one or more areas as they work toward degree recital requirements.

The intent of this option is to prepare students with outstanding performance potential to be competitive in performance and teaching careers and to be advocates for the arts in their communities. They may help meet the needs for skilled performers of solo, small, and large ensemble music, and they will be able to teach in a university and help meet the considerable community demand for excellent private studio teachers. 

Unique performance opportunities include the Graduate String Quartet/Trio program and professional organizations in Fort Collins’ thriving arts community.

Effective Fall 2005

MU 518Post-Tonal Analytic Techniques3
MU 630Methods of Music Research3
MU 671Graduate Recital1
Select 12 credits from the following: 1,212
Applied Music Instruction: Euphonium
Applied Music Instruction: French Horn
Applied Music Instruction: Trombone
Applied Music Instruction: Trumpet
Applied Music Instruction: Tuba
Applied Music Instruction: Harpsichord
Applied Music Instruction: Organ
Applied Music Instruction: Piano
Applied Music Instruction: Percussion
Applied Music Instruction: Guitar
Applied Music Instruction: Harp
Applied Music Instruction: String Bass
Applied Music Instruction: Viola
Applied Music Instruction: Violin
Applied Music Instruction: Violoncello
Applied Music Instruction: Voice
Applied Music Instruction: Bassoon
Applied Music Instruction: Clarinet
Applied Music Instruction: Flute
Applied Music Instruction: Oboe
Applied Music Instruction: Saxophone (Alto)
MU 696IGroup Study: Performance2
MU ***Music History 13
MU ***Music Literature 1,32
Electives 16
Program Total Credits:32

 A minimum of 32 credits are required to complete this program.