Apr 25, 2024  
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, M.Mu. - Voice Performance Concentration

Additional Admissions Requirements

An audition program of twenty minutes by memory is required. Repertoire should represent three or four historical periods and include art songs, opera and/or oratorio, and at least three of the following languages: Italian, German, French, English, Spanish, and Russian. An accompanist will be provided. No taped or CD accompaniments, please. A repertoire list and recital program/s from the student’s undergraduate institution should be submitted at the audition. Auditions should be arranged through the School of Music application platform, Acceptd, in accordance with the schedule available from the School of Music.

Concentration Requirements (36 Credit Hours)

Applied Music Requirements

  • APVC 8001 - Applied Voice I 3 Credit Hours
  • APVC 8002 - Applied Voice II 3 Credit Hours
  • APVC 8003 - Applied Voice III 3 Credit Hours
  • APVC 8004 - Applied Voice IV 3 Credit Hours


(Two credit hours) (Two semesters) Ensembles determined by audition.

Music History

One 8000-Level course in Music History 3 Credit Hours

Music Theory

One graduate-level course in Music Theory:

Music Elective

Three credit hours of graduate-level electives in music. The following elective is encouraged:

Comprehensive Examination

By the midpoint of the final semester of study, the student will schedule an oral and/or written examination. The committee should include at least three faculty members (including the applied instructor or area coordinator, one theory faculty member, and one history faculty member). The examinations will assess the student’s knowledge regarding repertoire, pedagogy, music theory, and music history. The student will be expected to synthesize his/her knowledge and demonstrate a high level of musical understanding. Preparation should include a detailed review of all graduate courses taken and a review of the music that has been studied and performed as part of the master’s program. Each area will determine the proficiency requirements for the Comprehensive Exam for the Major Area. The appropriate area will administer the Major Area portion of the comprehensive exam and students will be required to demonstrate proficiency as determined by their major professor and/or area coordinator. These exams may consist of paper, an oral exam, program notes for a recital, a short lecture to be presented in conjunction with a recital, etc. Each foundation studies member will determine appropriate comprehensive examination questions based on the coursework the student has completed at Georgia State University in their appropriate field and will administer the exam as they see fit. This can be an oral exam, written exam, papers, etc. It will be the student’s responsibility to complete all portions of these comprehensive exams and collect appropriate approval signatures from their major area, music history, and music theory and turn their final comprehensive exam form into the graduate director. Students planning to graduate in the Fall or Spring must complete the comprehensive examination by the end of the twelfth week of classes. Students planning to graduate in the Summer must complete the comprehensive examination by the end of the fourth week of classes.

Proficiency in Italian, German, French, and English Diction