Program Notes

All degree recitals require written program notes. Notes will reflect a degree-appropriate level of scholarship and will indicate any sources referenced in footnotes or a bibliography. Approximately two paragraphs per group are expected. Program notes will also include original language texts and English translations, noting the source for the translation. DMA students who are performing an opera role in fulfillment of one of the DMA recitals will be expected to write program notes for the performance as well. 

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

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 a total of two years of foreign language study, 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 jury of the fourth semester of study at the major or concentration level serves as the UDE. Students may neither postpone the UDE to a later semester nor take it before the fourth semester of study.*  

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