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2018-2019 Graduate Catalog 
2018-2019 Graduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Master of Music - Vocal Performance and Pedagogy Track

Colleges  > Kathrine G. McGovern College of the Arts  > Moores School of Music  > Master of Music Programs  > Vocal Performance and Pedagogy Track


To provide private music teachers advanced training in string performance and in techniques of private and group string teaching.

Minimum Entrance Requirements:

In addition or supplementary to the admission requirements stated on the Moores School of Music Master of Music Programs  page, applicant must meet the following requirements:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in music (preferably in applied voice or music education with choral emphasis).
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for last 60 term hours and 3.00 for all music hours.
  3. Submission of TOEFL scores (as applicable) that meet University of Houston minimum standards.
  4. Full senior recital in the undergraduate degree program.
  5. Beginning graduate-level performance ability as determined in an audition before members of the graduate faculty.
  6. Satisfactory results on entrance examinations in music theory and music history; and for voice majors, English, Italian, French, and German diction.  (Unsatisfactory results will require remedial coursework beyond courses required for the degree.)

Degree Requirements:

  • Comprehensive Examination Requirement:  Students must pass a comprehensive examination in the last term of study.
  • Recital Requirement:  Students are required to present one full recital, half of which will be a solo performance by the student, and half of which will be solo performances by the student’s private students.


Complete 12.0 Credit Hours¹ from:

Complete 2.0 Credit Hours from:

  • Credit Hours: 1.0
  • Credit Hours: 1.0

  • MUSI 6300 - Introduction to Research Methods in Musicology  Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MUSI 6350 - Applied Music Pedagogy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • MUSI 6351 - Applied Music Pedagogy Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Music Theory Elective Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Music History/Literature Credit Hours: 6.0
  • Graduate Elective Credit Hours: 3.0


¹ Additional hours of applied study in the major area are not applied toward the degree plan.

² Students are encouraged to take a literature course in their discipline.

Program Total: 35.0 Credit Hours