Master of Music Performance

General

Program Description

The Master of Music (concentration in Performance) provides all music students with the academic and performing skills requisite for professional or continued academic work.

Purpose

To develop professional and scholarly competence in performance. This program has provided the School of Music with a community of advanced students in the area of performance (both classical and jazz styles) who function as role models for the undergraduates. Interaction and exchange of ideas between the graduate students and faculty is highly encouraged. The School of Music also has flexibility in tailoring the graduate program to meet the needs and interests of the graduate students. Illustrating this flexibility is the performance concentration in both the classical and jazz styles with the wealth of available performance opportunities through ensemble participation, studio, and recital work.

Students are closely mentored by the Graduate Coordinator and by the chair of the Graduate Committee. The graduate committee remains the same for the final project, thesis, or recital. The graduate committee also serves for the final written/oral exams and gives a cohesiveness of study for each graduate student. In addition, Graduate Assistants are observed by faculty and written reports are submitted to the Graduate Coordinator in terms of their instructional duties along with suggestions for improvement. Because the program is relatively small, there is much individual attention and energy devoted by the faculty to each graduate student.

Last updated Sep 2020

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Learn. Create. Inspire. In the University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of the Arts, we are passionate about the power of the arts. We believe that artists' works are like a mirror, using music, c ... Read More

Learn. Create. Inspire. In the University of Louisiana at Lafayette College of the Arts, we are passionate about the power of the arts. We believe that artists' works are like a mirror, using music, color, movement, and design to interpret and reflect the world around them. We want you to hold up your own mirror, and share what you see. UL Lafayette is the only university in Louisiana to have one college devoted solely to artistic education and production in music and performing arts, visual arts, and design. We have undergraduate and master's programs, taught by faculty whose lives are devoted to creating, performing, and showcasing high quality art. With us, you'll find your artistic voice and style, and gain the foundation you need to begin your career as a working artist. Read less