M. M. Music--Concentration in Latin Music Performance
This degree plan currently offers specializations in mariachi and salsa. Graduate students typically choose one or the other.
The program is designed to foster 1) performance skills in mariachi voice/instruments or salsa voice/instruments within a focused academic environment; 2) practical skills in ensemble leadership and professional management; and 3) comprehensive and creative musicianship skills in arranging, research and historical studies integral to selected Latin American music genres.
This degree is recommended for performers who wish to 1) simply acquire and/or enhance their performance skills in mariachi or salsa; 2) obtain credentials to establish private studios with versatile marketability or to teach applied lessons and develop ensembles in Latin Music at the college level.
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