Master of Music in Performance

Earn Your Master of Music in Performance

Beginning in fall 2024, North Park’s School of Music, Art, and Theatre (SMAT) will offer a new Master of Music in Performance (MMP) degree. Professional faculty who are practicing musicians lead the student-centered program in culturally rich Chicago. Coursework includes the theory and practice of music performance, pedagogy, and leadership skills. 

This degree prepares and inspires students for a professional musician’s rigorous and multi-faceted career demands. In addition, SMAT aims to equip underrepresented musicians with the opportunity to take on leadership roles in their chosen fields.

Why North Park?

  • Our location gives us access to Chicago’s various music-based opportunities.
  • The boutique program is personalized, with cohorts of five to eight students annually.
  • We offer flexible class schedules to fit into your busy life.
  • An undergraduate degree in music is not a requirement for our program.

One Degree, Four Tracks

Vocal Arts Solo

  • Intensive vocal training
  • Stage and concert repertoire
  • Vocal pedagogy

Vocal Arts Ensemble

  • Intensive vocal training
  • Choral singing and conducting
  • Group and solo vocal pedagogy

Keyboard Arts Vocal Coaching

  • Intensive keyboard training
  • Vocal coaching and pedagogy
  • Solo and chamber repertoire

Keyboard Arts Conducting

  • Intensive keyboard training
  • Conducting from the keyboard
  • Diverse genres and repertoire

Faculty Spotlight:
Dr. You-Seong Kim

Dr. You-Seong Kim is a professor in the MMP program, teaches applied voice and vocal pedagogy, and serves as head of the voice department. Working out of her extensive performance, competition, and pedagogy experience, Dr. Kim prepares students to be not only “music makers but also music lovers.”

More About Dr. Kim

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Internship Opportunities

We strongly encourage our graduate students to enhance their learning experience by participating in an internship. Currently, North Park works with the following organizations to provide such opportunities to North Park students:

Special Events

North Park’s SMAT program offers many concerts and events you can attend throughout the year. Special events each year may include professional musicians conducting master classes, the annual Bach Week Festival, and partnerships with Chicagoland organizations for community concerts.

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