Music with Jazz Studies Emphasis, Master of Music (MM)

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Notes:

  •  all master’s degrees in music require an oral comprehensive exam;
  • students in the Jazz Studies Emphasis must take MUSC 557 History of Jazz: Styles and Analysis as one of their Music History courses.
  • many courses must be repeated.
     
Required Program Core
Music Research–choose from the following3
RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY IN MUSIC
RESEARCH DESIGN IN MUSIC EDUCATION
Music History–choose from the following6
Note: Jazz Studies Emphasis students must take MUSC 557.
TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY
MUSIC OF THE MEDIEVAL ERA
MUSIC OF THE RENAISSANCE ERA
MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD
MUSIC OF THE 20TH CENTURY
JAZZ STYLES AND ANALYSIS
Music Theory/Composition
MUSC 560HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF MUSICAL STRUCTURE3
MUSC 561COUNTERPOINT2
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation3
MARCHING BAND
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Music Thesis/Recital
MUSC 600THESIS5
or MUSC 601 GRADUATE RECITAL
or MUSC 602 FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT
Required Jazz Studies Emphasis Core
MUSC 529APPLIED LESSON (must be repeated)6
or MUSC 530 INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENTS OR VOICE
MUSC 571JAZZ ENSEMBLE DIRECT/CONDUCT3
MUSC 574GRADUATE JAZZ ARRANGING3
MUSC 695GRADUATE JAZZ INTERNSHIP (1-5)5
Choose Track A or B15
Track A–Performance
GRADUATE IMPROVISATION-TTRANSCRIPTION
three quarters of Large Jazz Ensemble
six quarters of Jazz Combo
MUSC electives
Track B–Pedagogy
PEDAGOGY OF COLLEGIATE TEACHING
HISTORY OF JAZZ
GRADUATE IMPROVISATION-PEDAGOGY
Plus choose a minimum of three courses from the following
STRING PEDAGOGY-BASS
JAZZ PIANO PEDAGOGY
DRUM SET PEDAGOGY
SAXOPHONE PEDAGOGY
BRASS PEDAGOGY
Total Credits54

Student Learning Outcomes—students will

  • demonstrate graduate level musicianship in the understanding, knowledge and performance of music;
  • demonstrate critical and creative thinking, particularly in the chosen area of emphasis.