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Course Catalog 2008-2009 
Course Catalog 2008-2009 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Master of Music in Performance: Baroque Cello/Viola da Gamba

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Procedures for Admission

The two-year graduate programs in Historical Performance can be pursued by persons who hold a Bachelor’s degree from Oberlin or other institutions. Applicants are admitted based on an audition on their major instrument and a review of their academic record.  Once admitted, students in the two-year Master’s program must demonstrate baccalaureate competence in music history and music theory. Deficiencies must be remedied by taking appropriate undergraduate coursework, or in the case of music history, by either coursework or re-examination.

Graduate Studies Committee

This committee, which administers the graduate study programs, is comprised of a representative from each department awarding a graduate degree and from each department awarding the associated undergraduate degree, plus a representative from the administration. The committee is responsible to the Conservatory faculty for all graduate degree programs, their curricula and interrelationship, and is responsible for admissions to graduate programs as well as for certification of completion of graduate degree requirements.

Placement Exams

Two-year Master of Music: Exams in music history and music theory must be taken during orientation.


Completion of the two-year Master of Music degree program will typically require full-time residence for four semesters beyond the Bachelor’s degree.

Program Completion

All requirements for the two-year Master of Music degree must be completed within three years from the date of admission. Students are encouraged to attend the summer Baroque Performance Institute and may use the credits earned there toward the degree.


No credit with a grade lower than B– may be counted toward the requirements of the Master’s Degree.

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