Music with Performance Emphasis, Master of Music (MM)

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

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

Required Program Core
Music Research
MUSC 520RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY IN MUSIC3
or MUSC 521 RESEARCH DESIGN IN MUSIC EDUCATION
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
MARCHING BAND
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
WIND ENSEMBLE
SYMPHONIC BAND
ORCHESTRA
SYMPHONIC CHOIR
CONCERT CHOIR
Music Thesis/RecitalAll Masters students must write a thesis, or supporting recital document, or submit a Master’s Project and must pass an oral comprehensive examination.5
THESIS
GRADUATE RECITAL
FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT
Requirements for Performance Emphasis
MUSC 510ADVANCED CONDUCTING3
MUSC 530INSTRUCTION ON INSTRUMENTS OR VOICE (must be repeated six times)12
Three Quarters of Graduate Ensemble Participation3
Vocal or Instrumental Pedagogy–Piano majors take 6 credits of piano pedagogy; other instrumentalists and vocalists take 3 credits of the appropriate pedagogy course in the series.3-6
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
Approved Electives–To be determined in consultation among the student, the student’s area advisor(s), and the graduate program advisor.11
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC ENSEMBLE (strongly recommended)
Total Credits54-57

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.