Musical Theatre (Performance and Pedagogy Major)

Master of Music Program (M.M.)

  1. Six Songs:

    (1) Sing one operatic area or art song in foreign language that is not in English.
    A. One operatic aria or art song
    (2) Sing five contrasting music theatre selections in English.
    B. One selection should be slow with a sustained vocal line.
    C. One selection should be fast and provide a contrast in rhythm, mood, characterization, style, and approach. It may show special skills, such as comic timing, dramatic flair, ability with patter, or “belting” for women.
    D. One classic music theatre piece written prior to 1970.
    E. One music theatre piece written after 1970.
    F. One music theatre piece of candidate’s choice that shows the candidate’s dance/movement skills.

  2. Acting:

    (1) Prepare two contrasting monologues in English (less than 4 minutes total).

  3. Dance:

    (1) The applicant will present a ninety-second to two-minute dance piece choreographed to a musical theatre repertoire. It can be choreographed by the applicant or by others. It is not necessary to sing while dancing the piece. The applicant is required to bring their own music and speakers to the audition.

*** Submit a Public or Unlisted Youtube link of non-edited VDO recording by each song / acting / dance (Only 2 technical exercises please record together in one link) ***

English Proficiency Requirement

All incoming students must meet an English language requirement. Applicants can submit a copy of the score report from one of the following exams (or * from the Faculty of Graduate Studies, Mahidol University, Salaya campus). 

(MU GRAD Test + Speaking)
(Entrance Requirement)
(Except Doctoral Level)
Higher Graduate Diploma 
(W=10, S=10)
(W=5.0, S=5.0)
(W=17, S=15)
(W=10, S=10)
(W=12, S=12)
(W=6.0, S=6.0)
(W=23, S=19)

W = Writing, S = Speaking

Music Theory and History Placement Exam

Basic Music Proficiencies

All incoming graduate* students are required to demonstrate general music proficiencies in basic music

subjects, such as music theory and music history. For students that are unable to pass the exams, they must take

additional review courses during the first year of study.  

1. Required Exams

Western Instruments1. Western Music Theory   2. Western Music History
Thai/Eastern Instruments1. Western Music Theory   2. Thai Music Theory and History
Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)1. Jazz Proficiency Exam

2. General Exam Information

(1) All new graduate students must take the proficiency exams, regardless of the student’s program or major

prior to the Entrance Interview, with an exception of applicants in Music Business Major of the Master of Arts


(2) Students who do not pass the exam(s) must take the respective basic course(s), which will be assigned by the Admission committee.

(3) Students must take any assigned basic courses the first time they are offered and for zero credit hours.

3. Assigned Basic Courses after Music Proficiency Exams

The following table lists the basic courses that students must take if they cannot pass the Basic Music Proficiencies exams

TypeRequired ExamsBasic Courses from Basic Music Proficiencies
Western Instruments1. Western Music TheoryMSTC 530MSTC 632
2. Western Music HistoryMSCY521MSCY 641
Thai/Eastern Instruments1. Western Music TheoryMSTC 530MSTC 632
2. Thai Music Theory and HistoryMSTH512
MSCY 522MSCY 641
Jazz Instruments (M.M. and D.M.)1. Jazz Proficiency ExamMSJA 511
MSJA 512

Code detail:

MSTC 530 Western Music Theory Review

MSCY521 Perspective of Western Music History

MSCY 522 Perspective of Thai Music History

MSTH512 Thai Music Theory Review

MSJA 511 Perspective of Jazz History

MSJA 512 Jazz Theory Review

MSTC 632 Music Theory and Analysis in Graduate Level

MSCY 641 History of Music in Graduate Level

Tuition Fees
MajorYear 1Year 2All Program
Music Performance and Pedagogy (Plan B)222,000177,500399,500

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