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Coursework

Note: Courses are scheduled so that the music performance degree program can be completed in two years. A maximum of eight years is allowed for the completion of the degree.

Course Requirements30-32 units
Core Courses15 units
GMUS 500
Introduction to Graduate Music Program
3
GMUS 501
Seminar in Music History I
3
GMUS 502
Seminar in Music History II
3
GMUS 503
Advanced Analysis of Form and Style
3
GMUS 509A
Conducting I (Choral)
3
- or -
GMUS 510
Conducting II (Instrumental)
3
Specialization Options15-17 units
Students select a specialization from one of the following four areas described below: instrumental performance, keyboard collaborative arts, piano and organ performance, or vocal performance.
Instrumental Emphasis15 units
GMUS 520
Applied Instruction I
1–3
GMUS 521
Applied Instruction II
1–3
GMUS 522
Applied Instruction III
1–3
GMUS 523
Applied Instruction IV
1–3
GMUS 525
Chamber Ensemble
2
GMUS 526
Fingerboard Harmony
2
GMUS 588
Ensemble (Opera)
1
GMUS 589
Ensemble (Opera)
1
Electives*/**/^3
Graduate RecitalN/C
 
Keyboard Collaborative Arts Emphasis17 units
GMUS 520
Applied Instruction I
1–3
GMUS 521
Applied Instruction II
1–3
GMUS 522
Applied Instruction III
1–3
GMUS 523
Applied Instruction IV
1–3
GMUS 525
Chamber Ensemble
2
GMUS 550
Vocal Collaboration for Pianists
2
GMUS 551
Instrumental Collaboration for Pianists
2
Electives3
Graduate RecitalN/C
 
Piano and Organ Emphasis15 units
GMUS 520
Applied Instruction I
1–3
GMUS 521
Applied Instruction II
1–3
GMUS 522
Applied Instruction III
1–3
GMUS 523
Applied Instruction IV
1–3
GMUS 524
Keyboard Literature
2
GMUS 525
Chamber Ensemble
2
Electives*/^3
Graduate RecitalN/C
 
Vocal Emphasis17 units
GMUS 530
Applied Voice
2
GMUS 531
Applied Voice
2
GMUS 532
Applied Voice
2
GMUS 533
Applied Voice
2
GMUS 534
Vocal Literature
2
GMUS 542
Vocal Techniques
2
GMUS 588
Ensemble (Opera)
1
GMUS 589
Ensemble (Opera)
1
Electives*/^3
Graduate RecitalN/C

*Private lessons taken for elective units require an additional fee.
**One unit of elective credit for Guitar; three units for all others.
^Elective courses may be selected from any of APU’s graduate programs with approval of the graduate chair. Classes must be numbered 500 or higher.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many evenings per week do I attend classes?
All classes meet one evening per week: Monday, Tuesday, or Wednesday, 4–7 p.m. and 7:30–10:30 p.m.

What is the average class size?
Classes range in size from 5 to 25.

Note: This information is current for the 2013-14 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.