Performance (M.M.)

Performance (M.M.)

Important: This degree plan is effective for those starting this degree program in fall 2023 through summer 2024. This degree plan will remain in effect for students who do not break enrollment or who do not change degree programs, concentrations, or cognates.

Major Studies Courses
MUSC 550Applied Music3
MUSC 550Applied Music3
MUSC 550Applied Music3
MUSC 589Graduate Ensemble1
MUSC 589Graduate Ensemble1
MUSC 661Topics in Music Literature2
MUSC 662Performance Pedagogy2
Total Hours15
Supportive Studies Courses
MUSC 646Spiritual Formation for the Professional Musician3
MUSC 675Entrepreneurism in Music3
Music Elective 13
Music Elective 13
Choose six hours from the following:6
Foundations of Music Education
Analytical Techniques
Advanced Contemporary Arranging Techniques
Bibliography and Research in Music Education
Ensemble Pedagogy
Graduate Ensemble 2
Music in America
Principles of Music Technology
History and Philosophy of Music Education in America
Topics in Music Literature
Principles of Curricula and Pedagogy for Music Education
Graduate Diction 3
Seminar in Music
Total Hours18

Choose from the following: MUSC 510, MUSC 524, MUSC 525, MUSC 531, MUSC 620, MUSC 630, MUSC 640, MUSC 661, or MUSC 670.


MUSC 589 is a repeatable course, and up to 6 instances of the course may be applied to the Supportive Studies Courses section.


MUSC 681 is a required course for vocalists

Capstone Courses
MUSC 692Graduate Music Comprehensive Exam0
MUSC 693Graduate Performance Recital3
Total Hours3

 All Applicable prerequisites must be met

Graduation Requirements

  • Complete 36 hours
  • A maximum of 50% of the program hours may be transferred if approved and allowable, including credit from an earned degree from Liberty University on the same academic level
  • 3.0 GPA
  • No more than two grades of C may be applied to the degree (includes grades of C+ & C-)
  • No grade of D or below may be applied to the degree (includes grades of D+ & D-)
  • Degree must be completed within 5 years
  • Foreign Language Reading Requirement
  • Submission of Degree Completion Application must be completed within the last semester of a student’s anticipated graduation date

Program Offered in Resident Only

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