Music, Master of Arts (MA)
This is a graduate degree in music with a Liberal Arts focus. Students work with the Graduate Program Director and an appropriate faculty advisor to design their curriculum. Many elective options allow students to explore areas such as composition, arranging, collaborative arts, jazz, music technology, audio engineering, pedagogy, music industry and literature. Students are prepared for professional careers in those areas, and for doctoral program auditions.
- all master’s degrees in music require a final oral comprehensive exam, and final graduate project;
- students in the MA degree must take MUSC 520 in their first quarter of enrollment.
|Required Program Courses|
|MUSC 520||RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY IN MUSIC||3|
|Music History–choose from the following||6|
|TOPICS IN MUSIC HISTORY|
|MUSIC OF THE BAROQUE PERIOD|
|MUSIC OF THE CLASSICAL PERIOD|
|MUSIC OF THE ROMANTIC PERIOD|
|MUSIC OF THE 20TH CENTURY|
|JAZZ STYLES AND ANALYSIS|
|MUSC 560||HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF MUSICAL STRUCTURE||3|
|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. The following are 1 credit and must be repeated.
or MUSE 521
or MUSE 522
or MUSE 530
or MUSE 540
or MUSE 541
|General/Liberal Arts Core|
|Three quarters of applied instruction–choose one of the following||3|
|APPLIED LESSON (must be repeated)|
or MUSC 530
|Electives in Music||10|
|Electives in Supportive Areas–(music or non-music) approved in consultations among the student, the student's area advisor(s) and the graduate program advisor||15|
Note: prior to commencing research, a thesis proposal must receive approval from the thesis committee and, if human subjects are involved, by the IRB.
|or MUSC 601||GRADUATE RECITAL|
|or MUSC 602||FINAL MASTER'S PROJECT|
Students who successfully earn a Master in Music with Liberal Arts Emphasis from EWU should be able to do the following:
- demonstrate graduate level musicianship in the understanding, knowledge and performance of music;
- demonstrate critical and creative thinking, particularly in the chosen area of emphasis.