MUSIC
COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES
LEADING TO THE DEGREE OF MASTER OF MUSIC (M.MUS.)

 

Purposes

The purposes of the music program within the Department of Music and Performing Arts is to:

  1. Provide professional preparation in music and teaching.
  2. Provide a center of art, scholarship, and research.

 

Admission Requirements

For admission to the Master of Music degree program, the applicant must:

  1. Meet all University admission requirements.
  2. Demonstrate, by examination, skills and capacities in the following fields:
      • Theory-written, aural, and keyboard skills, including proficiency in sight singing and in melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic dictation.
      • The history and literature of music and the study of musical form.
      • The ability to play piano accompaniments and scores as needed in the work to be pursued.
      • Evidence of sufficient technical preparation and musicianship to satisfy demands of graduate studies in the fields of applied music. For singers, technical preparation includes diction.
  3. Have a Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, Bachelor of Arts in Music, or a Bachelor of Science in Music degree.
  4. Have performed a Senior Recital to be admitted to the Master of Music in Performance degree program.

 

Requirements for Degree

The Master of Music degree is granted with concentrations in music theory, performance, instrumental conducting, and choral conducting.

Music Theory – Complete thirty-three (33) hours in Music as follows: Eighteen (18) hours of theory (to include Music 661 and 770), six (6) hours of music history and literature (to include Music 641), Music 555, three (3) hours of ensembles (to include Music 643), and three (3) hours of electives.

Performance – Complete thirty-six (36) hours of Music as follows: six (6) hours of music theory (to include Music 661), six (6) hours of music history and literature (to include Music 641), Music 555, nine (9) hours of 600-level applied music, Music 642 (a major project and paper related to the graduate recital), three (3) hours of ensembles (to include one [1] hour of Music 643), Music 650, and three (3) hours of Music electives.

Each graduate student is required to enroll in a major ensemble during each semester of full-time registration, and each graduate performance major is required to enroll in the appropriate applied music course during each semester of full-time registration, as per the "Ensemble Experience Requirements" policy detailed in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences section of the Catalogue (Department of Fine and Performing Arts). No more than three (3) hours of Music 643 and/or ensemble will be considered within the degree plan, though more may be accumulated as a full-time student.

The candidate's committee may require additional course work.

 

Master of Music - Concentration in Instrumental Conducting

Instrumental Conducting – Complete thirty four (34) hours of music as follows: Twelve (12) hours of instrumental conducting, score-reading, and wind band literature (to include MUS 650, 652, 654, and 656), MUS 661, MUS 641, MUS 555, and MUS 642 (a major project and paper related to the graduate recital), four (4) hours of ensembles, MUSA 650, and three (3) hours of music electives.

Requirements for Degree

Complete thirty-four (34) hours as follows:

Styles and Analysis (MUS 661) 3 hours
Seminar in Music History and Literature (MUS 641) or
Seminar in Music History (MUS 553)
3 hours
Research in Music (MUS 555) 3 hours
Directed Individual Study (MUS 642) 3 hours
Graduate Recital (MUSA 650) 3 hours
Score Study and Analysis – Instrumental (MUS 650) 3 hours
Wind Band Literature (MUS 652) 3 hours
Advanced Instrumental Conducting I (MUS 654) 3 hours
Advanced Instrumental Conducting II (MUS 656) 3 hours
Music Elective 3 hours
Southeastern Wind Symphony (MUS 525) 4 hours

 

First Year of Study

Semester One

Research in Music (MUS 555) 3 hours
Seminar in Music History and Literature (MUS 641) 3 hours
Advanced Instrumental Conducting I (MUS 654) 3 hours
Southeastern Wind Symphony (MUS 525) 1 hour
 Total: 10 hours / 10 accumulated

 

Semester Two

Styles and Analysis (MUS 661) 3 hours
Advanced Instrumental Conducting II (MUS 656) 3 hours
Directed Individual Study (MUS 642) 3 hours
Southeastern Wind Symphony (MUS 525) 1 hour
 Total: 10 hours / 20 accumulated

 

Second Year of Study

Semester Three

Score Study and Analysis – Instrumental (MUS 650) 3 hours
Music Elective 3 hours
Southeastern Wind Symphony (MUS 525) 1 hour
 Total 7 hours / 27 accumulated

 

Semester Four

Graduate Recital (MUSA 650) 3 hours
Wind Band Literature (MUS 652) 3 hours
Southeastern Wind Symphony (MUS 525) 1 hour
 Total: 7 hours / 34 accumulated

 

Master of Music – Concentration in Choral Conducting

Choral Conducting – Complete thirty four (34) hours of music as follows: Twelve (12) hours of choral conducting, score-reading, and choral literature (to include MUS 651, 653, 655, and 657), MUS 661, MUS 641, MUS 555, and MUS 642 (a major project and paper related to the graduate recital), four (4) hours of ensembles, MUSA 650, and three (3) hours of music electives.

 

Requirements for Degree

Complete thirty-four (34) hours as follows:

Styles and Analysis (MUS 661) 3 hours
Seminar in Music History and Literature (MUS 641) or
Seminar in Music History (MUS 553)
3 hours
Research in Music (MUS 555) 3 hours
Directed Individual Study (MUS 642) 3 hours
Graduate Recital (MUSA 650) 3 hours
Score Study and Analysis – Choral (MUS 651) 3 hours
Choral Literature (MUS 653) 3 hours
Advanced Choral Conducting I (MUS 655) 3 hours
Advanced Choral Conducting II (MUS 657) 3 hours
Music Elective 3 hours
Concert Choir (MUS 538) or Woman’s Chorale (MUS 539) 4 hours

 

First Year of Study

Semester One

Research in Music (MUS 555) 3 hours
Seminar in Music History and Literature (MUS 641) 3 hours
Advanced Choral Conducting I (MUS 655) 3 hours
Concert Choir (MUS 538) or Woman’s Chorale (MUS 539) 1 hour
 Total: 10 hours / 10 accumulated

 

Semester Two

Styles and Analysis (MUS 661) 3 hours
Advanced Choral Conducting II (MUS 657) 3 hours
Directed Individual Study (MUS 642) 3 hours
Concert Choir (MUS 538) or Woman’s Chorale (MUS 539) 1 hour
 Total: 10 hours / 20 accumulated

 

Second Year of Study

Semester Three

Score Study and Analysis – Choral (MUS 651) 3 hours
Music Elective 3 hours
Concert Choir (MUS 538) or Woman’s Chorale (MUS 539) 1 hour
 Total 7 hours / 27 accumulated

 

Semester Four

Graduate Recital (MUSA 650) 3 hours
Choral Literature (MUS 653) 3 hours
Concert Choir (MUS 538) or Woman’s Chorale (MUS 539) 1 hour
 Total: 7 hours / 34 accumulated

 

Master of Music – Concentration in Music Theory

Theory – Complete thirty-three (33) hours in Music as follows: Eighteen (18) hours of theory (to include Music 661 and 770), six (6) hours of music history and literature (to include Music 641), Music 555, three (3) hours of ensembles (to include Music 643), and three (3) hours of electives.

Requirements for Degree

Complete thirty-three (33) hours as follows:

Styles and Analysis (MUS 661) 3 hours
Thesis Research and Thesis (MUS 770) 6 hours
Music Theory and Composition Electives 9 hours
Seminar in Music History and Literature (MUS 641) 3 hours
Music History and Literature Elective 3 hours
Research in Music (MUS 555) 3 hours
Graduate Performance Practicum (MUS 643) 1-3 hours
Music Ensembles 2 hours
Music Elective 3 hours

 

First Year of Study

Semester One

Research in Music (MUS 555) 3 hours
Styles and Analysis (MUS 661) 3 hours
Seminar in Music History and Literature (MUS 641) 3 hours
Total: 9 hours / 9 accumulated

 

 Semester Two

Music Theory and Composition Elective 3 hours
Music History and Literature Elective 3 hours
Music Elective 3 hours
Music Ensemble 1 hour
Total: 10 hours / 19 accumulated

 

Second Year of Study

Semester Three

Music Theory and Composition Elective 3 hours
Graduate Performance Practicum 1-3 hours
Music Ensemble 1 hour
Total 5 hours / 24 accumulated
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Semester Four
Music Theory and Composition Elective 3 hours
Thesis 6 hours
Total: 9 hours / 33 accumulated

 

Master of Music – Concentration in Performance

Performance – Complete thirty-six (36) hours of Music as follows: six (6) hours of music theory (to include MUSIC 661), six (6) hours of music history and literature (to include Music 641), Music 555, nine (9) hours of 600-level applied music, Music 642 (a major project and paper related to the graduate recital), three (3) hours of ensembles (to include one (1) hour of Music 650, and three (3) hours of Music electives

 

Requirements for Degree

Complete thirty-six (36) hours as follows: 

Styles and Analysis (MUS 661) 3 hours
Music Theory and Composition Electives 3 hours
Seminar in Music History and Literature (MUS 641) or
Seminar in Music History (MUS 553)
3 hours
Music History and Literature Elective 3 hours
Research in Music (MUS 555) 3 hours
Directed Individual Study (MUS 642) 3 hours
Applied Music 9 hours
Graduate Recital (MUSA 650) 3 hours
Applied Music Major (MUSA 643) 1-3 hours
Music Ensembles 2 hours
Music Elective 3 hours

 

First Year of Study

Semester One

Applied Music 3 hours
Music Ensemble 1 hour
Research in Music (MUS 555) 3 hours
Music Theory (MUS 661) 3 hours
Total: 10 hours / 10 accumulated

 

Semester Two

Applied Music 3 hours
Music Ensemble 1 hour
Seminar in Music History and Literature (MUS 641) or
Seminar in Music History (MUS 553)
3 hours
Music Elective 3 hours
Total: 10 hours / 20 accumulated

 

Second Year of Study

Semester Three

Applied Music 3 hours
Graduate Performance Practicum (MUS 643) 1-3 hours
Music History and Literature Elective 3 hours
Total 7 hours / 27 accumulated

 

Semester Four

Graduate Recital (MUSA 650) 3 hours
Directed Individual Study (MUS 642) 3 hours
Music Theory and Composition Elective 3 hours
Total: 9 hours / 36 accumulated

 

Each graduate student in the Music Theory and Music Performance Concentrations are required to enroll in a major ensemble during each semester of full-time registration, and each graduate performance major is required to enroll in the appropriate applied music course during each semester of full-time registration, as per the "Ensemble Experience Requirements" policy detailed in the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences section of the Catalogue of Fine and Performing Arts. No more than three (3) hours of MUS 643 and/or ensemble will be considered within the degree plan, though more may be accumulated as a full-time student.

The candidate's committee may require additional course work.