Vocal Performance as a Related Field

Graduate students pursuing the MM in conducting may do their related field in vocal performance. Interested students must past an entrance audition. 9 hours selected from appropriate courses including MUAC 5503 applied instruction (6 hours) and additional 3 hours selected from: MUAG 5640 – Operatic Acting, MUAG 5650 – Opera Stage Direction, MUEN 5040 Graduate Opera Theater. There is no required recital but a regular jury will be taken for every semester of applied vocal study. Refer to the College of Music Graduate catalogue.

Graduate Requirements

All incoming Graduate Voice Performance Majors entering the University of North Texas, College of Music are required to take a Proficiency Exam in Vocal Literature. This test will be administered during Graduate Orientation week, prior to the first semester of study. This exam is the first step in assuring competency in song literature. Competency in this area will be evaluated at the end of the MM and DMA degrees as a part of the exit examinations for both degrees.

Graduate Guidelines

All Graduate Voice Performance Majors entering the University of North Texas, College of Music are required to take a Proficiency Exam in Italian, German, and French Lyric Diction. This exam will be administered during Graduate Orientation week, prior to the first semester of study. This exam is the first step in assuring competency in foreign language diction. Competency will ultimately be evaluated at the end of the MM and DMA degrees as a part of the exit examinations for both degrees.

Undergraduate Guidelines

All undergraduate voice performance majors and music education majors with their concentration in voice are required to take four semesters of foreign language diction. Vocal performance majors are required to take two years of foreign language study, one year in each of two languages with Italian as the required first language. There is no conversational language requirement for Music Education majors.

Upper Divisional Exam

Upper Divisional Exam (UDE)

All undergraduate voice majors and concentrations must pass the Upper Divisional Exam (UDE) before advancing to the 3000 level of voice study. The UDE takes place during the regular jury no later than the fourth semester of study at the major or concentration level. Transfer students may take the exam in an earlier semester at the discretion of their teachers, but not earlier than the fourth semester of study overall and not later than their fourth semester at UNT.

Disqualification from the Major or Concentration

Voice students may be disqualified from the major or concentration at any time during the course of study by vote of the voice faculty. Students who have been disqualified must re-audition for acceptance at the major or concentration level. There is no guarantee that such students will be allowed to register for secondary voice lessons or that they will be readmitted at the major or concentration level after a period of secondary or private study.

Academic Progress

All voice students are expected to make progress toward their degrees each semester. If the voice faculty finds that a student is not making sufficient academic progress, that student may be disqualified from the voice major or concentration. The College of Music is also closely monitoring academic progress and taking action where there are concerns.

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