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    • The central coursework of the Performer-Composer MM program are designed to equip students with the artistic, technology, scholarly, and entrepreneurial knowledge and skills necessary to become successful, remarkable performer-composer-improvisers. This MM curriculum follows an intensive schedule of four semesters of continuous study (Fall-Spring-Summer-Fall), enabling you to immerse yourself deeply in your studies and complete your degree in only 18 months.

      Core CoursesCredits
      CMUS 5200 The Contemporary Performer2
      CMUS 5300 The Entrepreneurial Citizen-Artist2
      CMUS 5100 The Progressive Composer2
      CMUS 5000 The Historically Informed Musician2
      Elective Coursework4
      Ensemble2
      Capstone 1 & 2 (3 credits each)6
      Stone Labs* (2 credits per semester)8
      Private Lessons (3 credits per semester)12
      Total40

      *The Stone Labs offer an opportunity for students in the MM Performer-Composer program to work with leading performer-composers connected to The Stone in a fifteen-hour making-based workshop.  Stone Labs are scheduled based on the specific creative goals of each artist, and may occur over an intensive three-day period, or be spread over a longer time span.

      Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner. Review the course catalog for more information. 

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