Music with Performance Emphasis, Master of Music (MM)

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Note: all master’s degrees in music require an oral comprehensive exam.

Required Program Core
Music Research–choose from the following3
RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY IN MUSIC (3)
RESEARCH DESIGN IN MUSIC EDUCATION (3)
Music History–choose from the following6
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 Participation 3
Note: an off-campus option requires advanced signed approval by the Director of Music Education and successful completion of written report.
MARCHING BAND
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Music Thesis/Recital5
Note: prior to commencing research, a thesis proposal must receive approval from the thesis committee and, if human subjects are involved, by the IRB.
THESIS
GRADUATE RECITAL
FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT
Performance Emphasis Core
MUSC 510ADVANCED CONDUCTING3
MUSC 530INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENTS OR VOICE (must be repeated six times)12
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation3
Note: conducting Performance Majors will intern with the ensemble director.
MARCHING BAND
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Pedagogy Vocal/Instrumental3
Note: all are stacked with undergraduate courses.
PIANO PEDAGOGY I
PIANO PEDAGOGY II
PIANO PEDAGOGY III
PEDAGOGY VOCAL
PEDAGOGY STRINGS
PEDAGOGY WOODWINDS
PEDAGOGY BRASS
PEDAGOGY PERCUSSION
Language Diction Proficiency (voice majors only)0
Electives–approved in consultations among the student, the student's area advisor(s) and the graduate program advisor.11
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (strongly recommended)
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.