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2013-2014 Graduate Catalog 
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Performance, M.M. - Instrumental Track

Colleges  > College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences  > Moores School of Music Master of Music Programs  > Performance, M.M. - Instrumental Track


To provide advanced training and performance experience for students pursuing a career in music performance.

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 of Music degree, preferably in applied music.
  2. Minimum GPA of 3.00 for last 60 semester 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. (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 semester of study.
  • Recital Requirement: Students are required to present one full solo recital.


  • Complete 12.0 Credit Hours¹ from:

    • MUSA 64XX Applied Music. Credit Hours: 4.0
    • MUSA 62XX Applied Music. Credit Hours: 2.0

    Complete 2.0 Credit Hours from:

  • Credit Hours: 1.0
  • Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Music Theory Elective. Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Music History/Literature Electives². Credit Hours: 6.0
  • Graduate Electives. Credit Hours: 3.0
  • Complete 2.0 Credit Hours from:

  • MUSI 61XX. Credit Hours: 1.0


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: 31.0 Credit Hours