2019-2020 Graduate Catalog

Master of Music

30-32 credits

The master of music (MM) degree requires that at least one-third of the credits be completed in a concentration. Concentrations include music performance, conducting, woodwinds, piano chamber music/accompanying, piano performance and pedagogy, music history and musicology, music education, music theory, and music composition. Each concentration offers in-depth study for students highly gifted in some facet of music performance, music composition, or research. To be eligible for acceptance into the Master of Music in music education program, applicants must have at least two years of K-12 school music teaching experience. A faculty-approved research project, creative project, recital, or thesis is required of all students. All master of music students are required to pass a comprehensive examination that is administered near the end of the program.  Further information about the MM is contained in the School of Music Graduate Handbook, available from the School of Music website.

Concentrations:

Conducting, 32 credits

Audition-based Ensembles 1-2 credits 
Instrumental or Vocal Study (May include MUSP 626)
2 credits
One History/Musicology Core course 3 credits 
One Academic Music course (History or Theory)
2-3 credits 
Electives  2-4 credits 
Take a total of 12 credits from MUSP 690 and MUSP 691  12 credits 

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

MUHI 600Methodology and Bibliography in Musicology

3

or

MUSE 668Research in Music Education

3

MUST 621Analytical Technique

3

Total Credit Hours:32

MUSP 529 Vocal Pedagogy is required for Choral Conducting students.  

 

Music Composition, 32 credits

Applied Lessons

3

MUHI 600Methodology and Bibliography in Musicology

3

or

MUSE 668Research in Music Education

3

MUST 621Analytical Technique

3

MUST 629Composition

3 TO 6

Students take MUST 629 three times - 3 credits per semester for a total of 9 credits. 

Select 3-5 credits from

MUST 520Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

3

MUST 623Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Counterpoint

2

MUST 625Electronic Music Studio 1

2

MUST 626Electronic Music Studio 2

2 TO 6

Select 3-5 credits from

MUST 612Compositional Practices of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

3

MUST 616Theory of Nineteenth-Century Music

3

MUST 617Theory of Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Music

3

MUST 691Independent Study in Music Theory

1 TO 3

MUST 692Special Topics in Music Theory and Composition

1 TO 4

2 courses from MUHI, one must be a core course (not MUHI 600), 5-6 credits

3-6 credits from Creative Project

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

Total Credit Hours:32

 

Music Education, 30 credits

MUSE 600History and Philosophy of Music Education

3

MUSE 610Music Teaching and Learning

3

MUSE 620Assessment Techniques in Music Education

3

MUSE 668Research in Music Education

3

10 credits from supporting courses

3-7 credits from
MUST 621Analytical Technique

3

or

MUHI Core Course

3-7 credits from performance courses

2-5 credits from electives

Choose one of the following

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

RES 697Research Paper

1 TO 3

THES 698Thesis

1 TO 6

Cognate option

6

Total Credit Hours:30

 

Music History and Musicology, 32 credits

Required Courses

MUHI 600Methodology and Bibliography in Musicology

3

MUST 621Analytical Technique

3

RES 697Research Paper

1 TO 3

or

THES 698Thesis

1 TO 6

Any other MUHI course

3

Select four courses from

MUHI 535Music in the Baroque Era

3

MUHI 536Music in the Classical Era

3

MUHI 537Music in the Romantic Era

3

MUHI 538Opera History from 1780 to 1980

3

MUHI 631Music in the Middle Ages

3

MUHI 632Music in the Renaissance

3

MUHI 633Music in the Twentieth Century

3

One course from

MUST 520Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

3

MUST 612Compositional Practices of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

3

MUST 616Theory of Nineteenth-Century Music

3

MUST 617Theory of Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Music

3

MUST 692Special Topics in Music Theory and Composition

1 TO 4

At least 2 credits in piano from below courses

MUSP 620Elective Study

1 TO 2

MUSP 626Piano for the Conductor

1 TO 2

MUSP 699Independent Study in Music Performance

1 TO 2

3 credits from a performance elective

Total Credit Hours:32

 

Music Performance, 30-31 credits

Courses in Ensembles and Chamber Music 2-3
Major Applied Study: MUSP 600 or MUSP 610  8
Three courses in history or theory (one core course minimum in History/Musicology)
6-9 
Electives in music or free electives (Voice students must take MUSP 599 if not taken previously)
1-5

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

MUST 621Analytical Technique

3

MUHI 600Methodology and Bibliography in Musicology

3

or

MUSE 668Research in Music Education

3

Total Credit Hours:30-31

 

Music Theory, 32 credits

MUHI 600Methodology and Bibliography in Musicology

3

MUST 621Analytical Technique

3

Applied Lessons

3

2-6 credits from

MUST 510Choral Arranging

2

MUST 511Instrumentation and Orchestration

2

MUST 513Band Arranging

2

MUST 514Commercial Arranging

2

MUST 625Electronic Music Studio 1

2

MUST 626Electronic Music Studio 2

2 TO 6

MUST 628Composition

1 TO 4

5-7 credits from

MUST 612Compositional Practices of the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries

3

MUST 616Theory of Nineteenth-Century Music

3

MUST 617Theory of Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Music

3

MUST 692Special Topics in Music Theory and Composition

1 TO 4

5-7 credits from

MUST 520Sixteenth-Century Counterpoint

3

MUST 623Twentieth- and Twenty-First Century Counterpoint

2

MUST 691Independent Study in Music Theory

1 TO 3

2 courses from MUHI, one must be a core course (not MUHI 600), 5-6 credits

6 credits from Thesis requirement

THES 698Thesis

1 TO 6

Total Credit Hours:32

 

Piano Chamber Music/Accompanying, 32 credits

Three courses in history or theory (one core course minimum in History/Musicology  6-9 
Electives in music, including professional internship  0-3 

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

MUHI 600Methodology and Bibliography in Musicology

3

or

MUSE 668Research in Music Education

3

MUSP 598Diction for Singers

2

MUST 621Analytical Technique

3

12 credits from

MUSP 600Major Study

1 TO 2

MUSP 610Applied Recital Study

4

MUSP 643Chamber Music

1 TO 4

Total Credit Hours:32

Take a total of 12 credits from MUSP 600 or MUSP 643.

 

Piano Performance and Pedagogy, 31-32

3 semester of Applied Piano 6
One core history course (not MUHI 501 2-3 

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

MUSE 668Research in Music Education

3

or

MUHI 600Methodology and Bibliography in Musicology

3

MUHI 501Piano Literature

3

MUSP 525Elementary Piano Pedagogy and Literature

3

MUSP 526Intermediate Piano Pedagogy and Literature

3

MUSP 643Chamber Music

1 TO 4

MUSP 692Special Topics in Music Performance

1 TO 6

MUST 621Analytical Technique

3

Total Credit Hours:31-32

Students take 3 credits of MUSP 692 and 2 credits of MUSP 643.

 

Woodwinds, 30 credits

Ensembles 2
Major Applied Study  10
Two courses from History/Musicology (one course must be from core)
One course from Theory/Composition 
7-9 
Electives 0-2 

CRPR 698Creative Project

3 OR 6

MUSE 668Research in Music Education

3

or

MUHI 600Methodology and Bibliography in Musicology

3

MUST 621Analytical Technique

3

Total Credit Hours:30

Total Credit Hours: 30-32