Music Theatre/Opera Performance, MM

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The MM program in music theatre and opera performance provides students the opportunity to choose from emphases in voice performance, music theatre performance or opera performance. Students have ample opportunities to study a wide variety of repertoire, including music theatre and opera.

The voice performance emphasis provides intensive practical training and performance experience to prepare students for a broad range of vocal careers. In addition to studio voice instruction and advanced work in acting, students may study techniques in art song, music theatre and opera, and may perform up to two recitals or may participate in music theatre and opera productions.

The opera performance emphasis provides intensive practical training and performance experience to prepare students for professional careers in opera. In addition to studio voice instruction and advanced work in acting, movement, audition techniques, career skills and vocal coaching, students study standard and contemporary operatic repertoire and are required to perform roles in at least two ASU music theatre and opera productions.

The music theatre performance emphasis provides intensive practical training and performance experience to prepare students for professional careers as musical theatre artists. In addition to studio voice instruction and advanced work in acting, dance, movement, audition techniques, career skills and vocal coaching, students study repertoire from the traditional and contemporary musical theatre canon and are required to perform roles in at least two ASU music theatre and opera productions.

Program Offered

Music Theatre/Opera Performance, MM

Offered by
Herberger Institute for Design & the Arts

Location
Tempe

Plan of Study

The Plan of Study is the required curriculum to complete the program.

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Application Requirements

Application Procedures + Requirements

Application Deadlines
Spring 2020: October 1, 2019
Fall 2020: December 1, 2019

Curriculum Checksheets

Checksheets break down the course requirements for each degree program and are listed below by area.

Affording Grad School

Music Scholarships
All applicants are automatically considered for merit based scholarships, with priority given to those who audition and/or interview on-campus.

Teaching Assistantships
Teaching assistantships are offered to graduate students who convey exceptional ability. Learn more about TA benefits, eligibility and application procedures.

Financial Aid
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Program Requirements

Required Core (4 credit hours)
MUP 527 Studio Instruction (4)

Concentration (8 credit hours)
MUP 527 Studio Instruction (4)
MUP 570 Advanced Techniques for the Singing Actor 1 (1)
MUP 570 Advanced Techniques for the Singing Actor 2 (1)
MUP 596 Solo Performance (1)
MUP 597 Solo Performance (1)

Area of Emphasis (8-9 credit hours)

Other Studies in Music (11-12 credit hours)
music history (6)
music theory (5-6)

Culminating Experience (0 credit hours)
Written comprehensive exam (0)

Additional Curriculum Requirements
Students select an area of emphasis from the following: music theatre performance, opera performance or voice performance. Students should see the academic unit for specific requirements for the selected area of emphasis.

The other studies in music requirement includes six credit hours of MHL coursework and five to six credit hours of MTC coursework. Students should see the academic unit for specific requirements.

Area of emphasis credit hours may include electives depending on course selections.