Music with Composition Emphasis, Master of Music (MM)

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This is a professional degree, with a specialist field in Composition.

Notes:

  • all master’s degrees in music require an oral comprehensive exam;
  • students in the Composition Emphasis must take MUSC 556 Music of the 20th Century 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 following 6
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
Note: an off-campus option requires advanced signed approval by the Director of Music Education and successful completion of written report. These are 1 credit and must be repeated.
MARCHING BAND
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Music Thesis/Recital
Note: prior to commencing research, a thesis proposal must receive approval from the thesis committee and, if human subjects are involved, by the IRB.
MUSC 600THESIS5
or MUSC 601 GRADUATE RECITAL
or MUSC 602 FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT
Required Composition Emphasis Core
MUSC 529APPLIED LESSON (must be repeated for three quarters)3
or MUSC 530 INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENTS OR VOICE
MUSC 510ADVANCED CONDUCTING3
MUSC 565ADVANCED ORCHESTRATION3
MUSC 568ADVANCED COMPOSITIONAL TECHNIQUES (must be repeated for 2 credits quarterly)12
Electives–approved in consultation with area advisor and graduate program coordinator11
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.