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2012-2013 Graduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Music (M.M.)


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Depending on the area of specialization, students may complete Plan A or Plan B. Some areas only allow one option. See individual degree program of study for appropriate plan option. The student’s advisory committee must approve the program of study.

In addition to meeting all graduation requirements of the Graduate School, Master’s candidates must satisfy all music program requirements. These requirements include completing all of the required course work and passing the final written comprehensive examinations. All graduate music students are required to take MUS 781, Introduction to Music Bibliography. Full time graduate students, who study during the regular academic year will be expected to participate in one ensemble each semester unless excused by the advisory committee.

Any information that the student may need regarding thesis requirements, final comprehensive exams, guidelines for graduate recitals, degree auditions, the music education concentrated project, etc. can be found in the Department of Music’s graduate student handbook. The handbook can be obtained directly from the Department of Music and on the department website.

All core course work for the Master of Music degree comes from three music disciplines and includes: Music Bibliography, Music Theory, and Music History. All Master of Music students, except those students in the History of Musical Instruments degree, are required to take MUS 781–Introduction to Music Bibliography and MUS 713–Forms and Analysis.

The Master of Music degree in Vocal Performance may not be completed solely during summer sessions. This degree must include some work in the regular academic year.

History of Music Specialization


- Reading proficiency in one foreign language is required in Plan A and Plan B for the music history degree

Master of Music, Music History, Plan A (thesis): Total 30 credit hours


  • Music Bibliography 2 credit hours (online)
  • Music Theory 2 credit hours
  • Music History 15 credit hours
  • Thesis 6 credit hours
  • Supporting courses 5 credit hours

Master of Music, Music History, Plan B (non–thesis): Total 32 credit hours


  • Music Bibliography 2 credit hours
  • Music Theory 2 credit hours
  • Music History 15 credit hours
  • Lecture Recital 2 credit hours
  • Applied Lessons 4 credit hours
  • Supporting courses 7 credit hours

Required Music History Specialization course work: Total 30-32 credit hours


Music Bibliography


Music Theory


Thesis/Recital: 6 credit hours


Supporting courses: 5-7 credit hours


  • Additional Electives 5-7 credit hours

Music Performance Specialization


Programs of Study

Music Performance—Vocal
Music Performance—Instrumental: Brass, Keyboard, Woodwinds, Strings, Percussion

Master of Music, Music Performance, Plan A: Total 30 credit hours


  • Music Bibliography 2 credit hours (online)
  • Music Theory 2 credit hours
  • Music History 9 credit hours
  • Recital 2 credit hours
  • Applied Lessons 15 credit hours

Required Music Performance course work


Music Bibliography: 2 credit hours


Music Theory: 2 credit hours


Required Applied Lessons Music Performance: Total 15 credit hours


Brass, Keyboard, Woodwinds, Strings, Percussion or Voice course work:

  • MUAP Applied Lessons (MUAP 7XX)

Public Recital: 2 credit hours


  • MUS 783 - PUBLIC RECITAL 1 to 6 cr hrs (2 credit hours required)
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    (in the recital semester, students enroll in 2 hours of recital and 4 hours of applied lessons)

Note


- Graduate voice students must be proficient in German, French and Italian diction. If students do not have a strong background in foreign language and diction, additional course work will be required.

- During the academic year, full-time graduate students will be expected to participate in one ensemble each semester unless excused by the advisory committee.

Music Education Specialization


The Master of Music degree in Music Education is a hybrid degree that offers courses online and face-to-face during the summer and academic year. The disbursement of the course materials are structured to meet the needs of the working public school teacher and the post-undergraduate looking for an advanced degree. The degree program is flexible in its offerings to allow for successful completion within a two year period.

Programs of Study

Instrumental Music Education
Vocal/Choral Music Education

Plan A and B are available for this specialization. This is a Master of Music degree with two Programs of Study available: Instrumental Music Education or Vocal/Choral Music Education. The core for the Music Education Concentration includes: Music Bibliography, Music Theory, Music History and Literature, and Music Education.

Students choosing to complete a Music Education Project (Plan B) for the degree requirement must fill out the Project Proposal form found in the Department of Music Graduate handbook. The project must be approved by the Advisory Committee and the form signed prior to beginning the work. Details of the project must be worked out with the advisory committee chair and must be outlined on the form. A final oral presentation of the graduate project will be given to the Advisory Committee.

Master of Music, Music Education, Plan A: Total 30 credit hours


  • Music Bibliography 2 credit hours (online)
  • Music Education 7 credit hours (online)
  • Music Theory 2 credit hours
  • Music History 6 credit hours
  • Applied Lessons 6 credit hours
  • Thesis 6 credit hours
  • Additional Courses 1-3 credit hours

Master of Music, Music Education, Plan B: Total 32 credit hours


  • Music Bibliography 2 credit hours (online)
  • Music Education 7 credit hours (online)
  • Music Theory 2 credit hours
  • Music History 6 credit hours
  • Applied Lessons 6 credit hours
  • Music Education Project 4 credit hours
  • Additional Courses 5 credit hours

Required Master of Music, Music Education


Music Bibliography


Music Theory


Thesis/Project


Instrumental Music Education course work


Applied Music


  • MUAP Applied Instrumental Lessons 6 credit hours (MUAP 7XX)

Additional Courses: 1-3 credits hours to be chosen from


  • MUEN - Major Ensemble 1 to 2 credit hours

Vocal/Choral Music Education course work


Applied Lessons


  • MUAP 7XX- INDIVIDUAL INSTRUCTION–VOICE VII 1 to 4
  • 6 credit hours required

 

Additional course work: 1-3 credits hours to be chosen from


  • MUEN - Major Ensemble Credit Hours: 1 to 2

History of Musical Instruments Specialization


The Program of Study for this Master of Music degree is a flexible one, designed to meet the needs of students with a wide variety of backgrounds, training, and interests. Students can choose to focus on conservation, research, cataloging, and/or performance practices, among others that best suit the student’s needs and interests. This will help to develop an individualized program of study in consultation with the student’s advisory committee.

Master of Music, History of Musical Instruments, Plan A only (thesis): Total 30 credit hours


  • Core 9 credit hours
  • Music Bibliography 2 credit hours (online)
  • Major Area 13 credit hours
  • Thesis 6 credit hours
     

Core course work: 9 credit hours


  • MUS 788 - PROJECT IN MUSIC 1 to 3 cr hrs (2-3 credit hour courses required)
  • One course in each subject listed below:

  • History of Musical Instruments: Cultural Aspects 3cr

    Project in Music: Introduction to Museum Studies 3cr  

Music Bibliography: 2 credit hours


Major Area: select 13 credit hours from the following


Thesis: 6 credit hours


Note:


MUS 790/793 topics can include the following:

  • Music Directors Seminar/Workshop
  • Choral Seminar/Workshop

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