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Master of Music - Music


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Plan Description


The Master of Music degrees at UNLV conforms to the following qualifying prerequisites and guidelines for study set forth by the National Association of Schools of Music:

  1. Demonstrate baccalaureate-level capabilities in basic music competencies.
  2. Demonstrate sufficient knowledge and skill in English to pursue advanced studies.


Mission

The mission of the Master of Music degree at UNLV is to prepare musicians and music educators for careers in performance and education.

The minimum number of credits required for the Master of Music degree varies with each major option.

 

Learning Outcomes: Conducting

www.unlv.edu/degree/mm-conducting

Learning Outcomes: Multiple Woodwinds

www.unlv.edu/degree/mm-multiple-woodwinds

Learning Outcomes: Performance

www.unlv.edu/degree/mm-performance

Learning Outcomes: Music Education - Graduate Licensure

www.unlv.edu/degree/mm-music-education-graduate-licensure

Learning Outcomes: Music Education - Orff Schulwerk

www.unlv.edu/degree/mm-music-education-orff-schulwerk

Learning Outcomes: Music Education - Traditional 

www.unlv.edu/degree/mm-music-education-traditional

Plan Admission Requirements


Students applying for admission to the Master of Music degree program must apply online through the Graduate College website. There are different deadlines for international students, and for students who wish to apply for assistantships, which are also found on the Graduate College website.

All domestic and international applicants must review and follow the Graduate College Admission and Registration Requirements . In addition to submitting an application and transcripts of all college-level work to the Graduate College, prospective students must present the following credentials:

  1. An overall undergraduate GPA of at least 2.75 (or 3.00 in the last two years of undergraduate study).
  2. An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.00 in music.

Prior to registration, all Department of Music graduate students must take placement examinations in music history, theory, and aural skills/sight- singing, regardless of their area of concentration. Passing scores on these exams, or passing grades in the appropriate history or theory review courses (B or above) are required before students may enroll in graduate level history and theory courses. Credit for review courses will not be applied towards the degree.

Prospective students must also present credentials to the Department of Music. Under the Program Information section of the online application, please be sure to list your specific concentration. The following credentials must be presented to the Department of Music:

Performance Tracks

  1. Two confidential letters of recommendation from former instructors attesting to the student’s ability to complete graduate work at an acceptable level.
  2. A 500-word essay defining career goals and explaining how graduate studies in music will advance the applicant toward these goals.
  3. A successful on-campus performance audition.
  4. All auditions must be presented by April 15 for fall semester admission and by October 15 for spring semester admission. Audition length, requirements, and contact information vary by area. Please consult the area coordinator for further information.

Theory/Composition Tracks

  1. Two confidential letters of recommendation from former instructors attesting to the student’s ability to complete graduate work at an acceptable level.
  2. A 500-word essay defining career goals and explaining how graduate studies in music will advance the applicant toward these goals.
  3. A portfolio of compositions including at least one work from three of the following categories: a) orchestra, band or chorus; b) solo instrument and piano or for solo piano; c) string quartet, brass quintet, woodwind quintet, or other small ensemble; d) set of songs for solo voice and piano; e) original composition scored for jazz ensemble. Additional works may be included.
  4. All auditions must be presented by April 15 for fall semester admission and by October 15 for spring semester admission. Audition length, requirements, and contact information vary by area. Please consult the area coordinator for further information.

Music Education Tracks

  1. An undergraduate degree in Music Education or the equivalent is required for admission to the program.
  2. Passing PPST I scores for Nevada found at www.ets.org.
  3. Two confidential letters of recommendation from former instructors attesting to the student’s ability to complete graduate work at an acceptable level.
  4. A 500-word essay on the applicant’s philosophy of music education.
  5. An undergraduate degree in Music Education or the equivalent is required for admission to the program.
  6. Provide portfolio evidence of two years of successful music teaching experience in the public school. This evidence may include, but is not limited to:
    1. A current resume
    2. A copy of your teaching credential
    3. Representative lesson plans for two classes
    4. Audio and/or video of your students’ learning or performing.
    5. Programs and other materials demonstrating programs you have given in the past two years
  7. All auditions must be presented by April 15 for fall semester admission and by October 15 for spring semester admission. Audition length, requirements, and contact information vary by area. Please consult the area coordinator for further information.

Conducting Tracks

  1. Two confidential letters of recommendation from former instructors attesting to the student’s ability to complete graduate work at an acceptable level.
  2. A 500-word essay defining career goals and explaining how graduate studies in music will advance the applicant toward these goals.
  3. A videotape or DVD of a rehearsal and performance under the applicant’s direction.
  4. An on-campus conducting audition.
  5. All auditions must be presented by April 15 for fall semester admission and by October 15 for spring semester admission. Audition length, requirements, and contact information vary by area. Please consult the area coordinator for further information.

Graduate Licensure Tracks

The Music Graduate Licensure Program is a graduate program offered by the Department of Music leading to an elementary or secondary teaching license and a Master of Music (M.M.).
Students are not admitted during the summer; however, potential candidates may enroll in select courses, as non-admitted graduate students, while awaiting admission to the program. Students should apply for admission to the Graduate College. Once accepted to the Graduate Licensure Program, students should complete the course requirement worksheets they receive and contact their advisors to schedule initial appointments.

  1. Students must have an earned Bachelor’s degree with overall GPA of 2.75 or above in the Comprehensive Subject Area (Vocal/General or Instrumental).
  2. Content coursework related to general music core for music majors that mirrors the music education majors must be on transcript (music theory, music history, conducting, piano, private instruction and ensembles.)
  3. Passing scores in reading, writing, and mathematics on the Praxis I Pre-Professional Skills Test examination.
  4. Passing scores on the Music Theory and Music History entrance examinations.
  5. Passing scores on the Teacher Licensure Examinations for Nevada School Law, Nevada Constitution and U.S. Constitution or related coursework.
  6. Documentation of immunizations with UNLV Admissions and Records.
  7. Field-based experiences (practicum and student teaching) require fingerprinting in compliance with the Clark County School District (CCSD) policy.


Music History Placement Examination

The examination is an assessment of accumulated knowledge. Students may wish to prepare, however, by reviewing the facts and concepts in J. Peter Burkholder, Donald J. Grout, and Claude V. Palisca, A History of Western Music, 7th edition (New York: W.W. Norton, 2006), the volumes of the Prentice Hall History of Music series, or similar texts. Students who show deficiencies in music history will be required to register for MUS 603 - Graduate Music History Review

The examination is given prior to the first day of instruction for the Fall semester. The exact date, time, and location may be found on the Department of Music website: http://music.unlv.edu/home.shtml

Students must take the exam at the designated time; no make-up examinations will be given. Students who fail to take the exam at the scheduled time must complete MUS 603 before enrolling in any other music history course. This course is offered in the Fall semesters only.

For more specific details concerning the placement exam, please consult the Music History Handbook, available on the Music Department website: http://music.unlv.edu/home.shtml or contact Dr. Anthony Barone (702) 895-5953, (anthony.barone@unlv.edu).

Graduate Music Theory and Aural Skills/Sight-singing Placement Examination
A sample graduate theory placement exam may be found on the Department of Music’s website: http://music.unlv.edu/home.shtml

The Graduate Aural Skills/Sight-singing Placement Examination consists of:

  1. Two-voice dictation
  2. Three-voice dictation
  3. Harmonic dictation
  4. Two-part rhythmic dictation
  5. Sight-singing of a melody in any of the modern clefs (treble, alto, tenor, bass). A single melody may contain clef changes.


Students who show deficiencies in music theory and/or aural skills/sight-singing will be required to register for MUS 604 - Graduate Theory Review and/or MUS 602 - Graduate Ear Training Review.

The Graduate Music Theory and Aural Skills/Sight-singing Placement Examination is given prior to the first day of instruction for the Fall semester and the Spring semester. The exact date, time, and location may be found on the Department of Music’s website: http://music.unlv.edu/home.shtml

Students must take the exam at the designated time; no make-up examinations will be given. Students who fail to take the exams at the scheduled time must complete MUS 604 and MUS 602 before enrolling in any other music theory course.

For more specific details concerning the placement exam, please contact the Department of Music Office or the Graduate Coordinator (702) 895-3332.

Subplan 1 Requirements: Performance - Applied Major Track


Total Credits Required: 30

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

Music History Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Pedagogy and Literature Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following advisor-approved courses:

MUS 728 - Percussion Literature and Pedagogy 

MUS 746 - Master Class in Vocal Pedagogy 

MUS 747 - Instrumental Music Pedagogy 

MUS 748 - Music Wellness: A Survival Guide for Teachers and Performers 

Applied Music Courses – Credits: 8

MUSA 661 - Applied Music for Master’s Students 

Ensemble Course – Credits: 2

Complete 2 credits of advisor-approved ensemble coursework.

Recital Course – Credits: 2

MUS 698 - Recital-Master’s Level 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of advisor-approved elective coursework.

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to the graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. Students must participate in one major ensemble and one chamber ensemble.
  6. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  7. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  8. All candidates for the Master of Music degree in Applied Music are required to take written and oral comprehensive examinations.
    1. The Master of Music comprehensive examinations consist of a written examination, and an oral examination.
    2. The comprehensive exams are taken during the term in which the student intends to graduate.
    3. For more specific information, please consult your advisor or the Department of Music Graduate Handbook.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 2 Requirements: Performance - Accompanying Piano Track


Total Credits Required: 30

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

Music History Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music  

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Pedagogy and Literature Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following of advisor-approved courses:

MUS 728 - Percussion Literature and Pedagogy 

MUS 746 - Master Class in Vocal Pedagogy 

MUS 747 - Instrumental Music Pedagogy 

MUS 748 - Music Wellness: A Survival Guide for Teachers and Performers 

Applied Music Courses – Credits: 8

MUSA 661 - Applied Music for Master’s Students 

Ensemble Course – Credits: 2

Complete 2 credits of advisor-approved ensemble coursework.

Accompanying Courses –Credits: 2

MUSE 572 - Accompanying 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of advisor-approved elective coursework.

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to teh graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. Students must participate in one major ensemble and one chamber ensemble.
  6. MUSA 661 includes two recitals, one with vocalists, and one with instrumentalists.
  7. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  8. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  9. All candidates are required to take written and oral comprehensive examinations.
    1. The Master of Music comprehensive examinations consist of a written examination, and an oral examination.
    2. The comprehensive exams are taken during the term in which the student intends to graduate.
    3. For more specific information, please consult your advisor or the Department of Music Graduate Handbook.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 3 Requirements: Performance - Multiple Woodwind Track


Total Credits Required: 38

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

Music History Courses – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Pedagogy and Literature Course – Credits: 6

Complete one of the following of advisor-approved courses:

MUS 728 - Percussion Literature and Pedagogy 

MUS 746 - Master Class in Vocal Pedagogy 

MUS 747 - Instrumental Music Pedagogy 

MUS 748 - Music Wellness: A Survival Guide for Teachers and Performers 

Applied Music Courses – Credits: 8

MUSA 661 – Applied Music for Master’s Students

Secondary Applied Music Courses – Credits: 8

MUSA 661 - Applied Music for Master’s Students 

Ensemble Course – Credits: 2

Complete 2 credits of advisor-approved ensemble coursework.

Recital Course – Credits: 2

MUS 698 - Recital-Master’s Level 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of advisor-approved elective coursework.

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 38 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to the graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. Students must participate in one major ensemble and one chamber ensemble.
  6. Secondary Instruments are to be selected based on the entrance audition in consultation with the advisor. Requirements for each secondary instrument may be satisfied by examination at the discretion of the department. Equivalent credits (4) shall be taken on another woodwind instrument or as an elective.
  7. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  8. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  9. All candidates are required to take written and oral comprehensive examinations.
    1. The Master of Music comprehensive examinations consist of a written examination, and an oral examination.
    2. The comprehensive exams are taken during the term in which the student intends to graduate.
    3. For more specific information, please consult your advisor or the Department of Music Graduate Handbook.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 4 Requirements: Performance - Jazz Performance Track


Total Credits Required: 30

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

Jazz History Course – Credits: 3

MUS 783 - Jazz History Seminar 

Jazz Theory Course – Credits: 3

MUS 609 - Jazz Theory and Composition 

Jazz Pedagogy Course – Credits: 3

MUS 613 - Jazz Pedagogy 

Jazz Keyboard Course – Credits: 3

MUS 611 - Jazz Keyboard and Arranging 

Applied Lessons Courses – Credits: 8

MUSA 661 - Applied Music for Master’s Students 

Ensembles Courses – Credits: 2

Complete 2 credits of advisor-approved ensemble coursework.

Recital Course – Credits: 2

MUS 698 - Recital-Master’s Level 

Music History Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 30 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to the graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. Students must participate in one major ensemble and one chamber ensemble.
  6. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  7. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  8. All candidates are required to take written and oral comprehensive examinations.
    1. The Master of Music comprehensive examinations consist of a written examination, and an oral examination.
    2. The comprehensive exams are taken during the term in which the student intends to graduate.
    3. For more specific information, please consult your advisor or the Department of Music Graduate Handbook.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 5 Requirements: Theory/Composition Track


Total Credits Required: 32

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

Music History Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Courses – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music  

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Applied Music Courses – Credits: 4

MUSA 661 - Applied Music for Master’s Students 

Composition Courses – Credits: 8

Complete 8 credits of advisor-approved ensemble coursework.

Recital Course – Credits: 2

MUS 698 - Recital-Master’s Level 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of advisor-approved elective coursework.

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 32 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to the graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  6. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  7. All candidates for the Master of Music degree in Theory/Composition are required to take written and oral comprehensive examinations.
    1. The Master of Music comprehensive examinations consist of a written examination, and an oral examination.
    2. The comprehensive exams are taken during the term in which the student intends to graduate.
    3. For more specific information, please consult your advisor or the Department of Music Graduate Handbook.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 6 Requirements: Jazz Theory/Composition Track


Total Credits Required: 32

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

Jazz History Course – Credits: 3

MUS 603 - Graduate Music History Review 

Jazz Theory Course – Credits: 3

MUS 609 - Jazz Theory and Composition 

Jazz Pedagogy Course – Credits: 3

MUS 613 - Jazz Pedagogy 

Jazz Keyboard Course – Credits: 3

MUS 611 - Jazz Keyboard and Arranging 

Applied Lessons Courses – Credits: 4

MUSA 667 - Applied Music for Master’s Students, Non-Performance Majors 

Applied Music Course – Credits: 8

Complete 8 credits of the following course.

MUSA 661V - Applied Music for Master’s Students: Private Theory: Jazz 

Recital Course – Credits: 2

MUS 698 - Recital-Master’s Level 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of music history electives from the following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 32 credit hours.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to the graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  6. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the studend from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  7. All candidates for the Master of Music degree in Theory/Composition are required to take written and oral comprehensive examinations.
    1. The Master of Music comprehensive examinations consist of a written examination, and an oral examination.
    2. The comprehensive exams are taken during the term in which the student intends to graduate.
    3. For more specific information, please consult your advisor or the Department of Music Graduate Handbook.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 7 Requirements: Music Education Track


Total Credits Required: 33

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

Music History Course – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music  

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Music Education Courses – Credits: 9

MUS 640 - Foundations and Principles of Music Education 

MUS 641 - Studies in Music Curricula 

MUS 671 - Research in Music Education 

Music Education Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from the following list of courses:

MUS 642 - Orff Schulwerf Teacher Training Certification Level I 

MUS 643 - Orff Schulwerf Teacher Training Certification Level II 

MUS 644 - Orff Schulwerf Teacher Training Certification Level III 

MUS 650 - Educational Measurement in Music 

MUS 653 - Teaching Non-Performance Music in Secondary School 

MUS 653 - Teaching Non-Performance Music in Secondary School 

MUS 655 - Teaching Music and Exceptional Learners 

Elective Course – Credits: 9

Complete 9 credits of advisor-approved applied music or conducting electives.

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 33 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to teh graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. The maximum number of workshop credits is three.
  6. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  7. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 8 Requirements: Music Education - Orff Schulwerk Track


Total Credits Required: 33

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 3

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

Music History Course – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music 

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Music Education Courses – Credits: 6

MUS 640 - Foundations and Principles of Music Education 

MUS 671 - Research in Music Education 

Orff Levels I-III Courses – Credits: 9

MUS 642 - Orff Schulwerf Teacher Training Certification Level I 

MUS 643 - Orff Schulwerf Teacher Training Certification Level II 

MUS 644 - Orff Schulwerf Teacher Training Certification Level III 

Elective Course – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits of advisor-approved Applied Music or Conducting electives.

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 33 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to the graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  6. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 9 Requirements: Conducting - Choral Track (On Hold)


Total Credits Required: 33

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 9

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

MUS 721 - Large Ensemble Conducting and Literature 

MUS 723 - Advanced Choral Conducting 

Music History Course – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music  

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Conducting Courses – Credits: 8

MUSA 766 - Private Graduate Conducting 

Recital Course – Credits: 2

MUS 698 - Recital-Master’s Level 

Ensembles Course – Credits: 2

Complete 2 credits of advisor-approved ensemble coursework.

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of advisor-approved elective coursework.

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 33 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to the graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. The maximum number of workshop credits is three.
  6. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  7. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  8. All candidates for the Master of Music degree in Conducting are required to take written and oral comprehensive examinations.
    1. The Master of Music comprehensive examinations consist of a written examination, and an oral examination.
    2. The comprehensive exams are taken during the term in which the student intends to graduate.
    3. For more specific information, please consult your advisor or the Department of Music Graduate Handbook.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 10 requirements: Conducting - Orchestral Track


Total Credits Required: 33

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 9

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

MUS 721 - Large Ensemble Conducting and Literature 

Music History Course – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music  

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Conducting Courses – Credits: 8

MUSA 766 - Private Graduate Conducting 

Recital Course – Credits: 2

MUS 698 - Recital-Master’s Level 

Ensembles Course – Credits: 2

MUSE 521 - Symphony Orchestra 

MUSE 522 - Chamber Orchestra 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of advisor-approved elective coursework.

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 33 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to the graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  6. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  7. All candidates for the Master of Music degree in Conducting are required to take written and oral comprehensive examinations.
    1. The Master of Music comprehensive examinations consist of a written examination, and an oral examination.
    2. The comprehensive exams are taken during the term in which the student intends to graduate.
    3. For more specific information, please consult your advisor or the Department of Music Graduate Handbook.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 11 Requirements: Conducting - Wind Band Track


Total Credits Required: 33

Course Requirements 

Required Course – Credits: 9

MUS 690 - Bibliography 

MUS 721 - Large Ensemble Conducting and Literature 

MUS 722 - Instrumental Conducting Seminar 

Music History Course – Credits: 6

Complete 6 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music  

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Conducting Courses – Credits: 8

MUSA 766 - Private Graduate Conducting 

Recital Course – Credits: 2

MUS 698 - Recital-Master’s Level 

Ensembles Courses – Credits: 2

MUSE 513 - Wind Orchestra 

Elective Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits of advisor-approved elective coursework.

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 33 credits.
  2. No more than eight hours of 500-level course work may be applied to the candidate’s degree program.
  3. All graduate students in music must maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 in all degree-required courses. Only courses for which the student earns a final grade of “A”, “A-“, “B+”, “B”, or “S” may be applied to the graduate degree. A graduate student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 (B) in a given term will be placed on probation for the following term. If a 3.0 cumulative GPA is not attained by the end of the probationary term, the student will either be granted a final opportunity to raise her/his GPA or may be dismissed from the program.
  4. Successful completion of MUS 690 - Bibliography, with a minimum grade of B, is a pre-requisite for all graduate-level music history classes.
  5. The Department of Music reviews the academic performance of graduate students at the end of each academic year and reviews the academic performance of graduate students on assistantships at the end of each semester.
  6. If the department determines that a student is not making satisfactory progress towards the degree, it will request that the Graduate Dean separate the student from the department or place the student on probation. A student whose cumulative GPA falls below 3.0 for three successive semesters will be automatically dismissed from the program.
  7. All candidates for the Master of Music degree in Conducting are required to take written and oral comprehensive examinations.
    1. The Master of Music comprehensive examinations consist of a written examination, and an oral examination.
    2. The comprehensive exams are taken during the term in which the student intends to graduate.
    3. For more specific information, please consult your advisor or the Department of Music Graduate Handbook.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Subplan 12 Requirements: Graduate Licensure: K-12 Music Track


Total Credits Required: 34

Course Requirements 

Required Courses – Credits: 9

MUS 640 - Foundations and Principles of Music Education 

MUS 641 - Studies in Music Curricula 

MUS 671 - Research in Music Education 

Program Emphasis Courses – Credits: 12

CIS 601 - Secondary Teacher Development Seminar 

EPY 708 - Human Learning and Development 

MUS 650 - Educational Measurement in Music 

MUS 655 - Teaching Music and Exceptional Learners 

Additional Program Emphasis Course – Credits: 3

Complete one of the following courses:

MUS 721 - Large Ensemble Conducting and Literature 

MUS 722 - Instrumental Conducting Seminar 

MUS 723 - Advanced Choral Conducting 

MUSA 760 - Secondary Applied Music for Doctoral Students 

Music History Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 529 - Interpretation: German Lied 

MUS 530 - French Melodie 

MUS 770A - Graduate History Seminar 

MUS 770B - Beethoven 

MUS 770C - Fin de Siecle 

MUS 770D - Music of Wagner 

MUS 770E - Music of Bach 

MUS 770F - Music of Stravinsky 

MUS 770G - History of Russian Music 

MUS 785 - The Symphony 

MUS 786A - The Operas of Mozart 

MUS 786B - The Operas of Verdi 

MUS 786C - Puccini and the Verismo 

MUS 786D - American Opera Seminar 

MUS 789 - The Art Song 

MUS 792 - History of Opera 

MUS 793 - Medieval and Renaissance Music 

MUS 794 - Music of the Baroque Period 

MUS 795 - Classical and Early Nineteenth-Century Music 

MUS 796 - Music of the Romantic Period 

MUS 797 - Music of the Twentieth Century 

Music Theory Course – Credits: 3

Complete 3 credits from following list of courses:

MUS 501 - Counterpoint 

MUS 705 - Techniques of the Romantic Period 

MUS 706 - Twentieth-Century Techniques 

MUS 707 - Analysis in Relation to Performance 

MUS 708 - Aspects of Musical Style 

MUS 709X – Analysis of 20th and 21st Century Music  

MUS 774 - Seminar in Music Theory 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Classical Era 

MUS 770 - Techniques of the Baroque Era 

Internship Course – Credits: 3

MUS 502 - School Music Practicum 

Culminating Experience – Credits: 1

MUS 697 - Music Culminating Experience 

Degree Requirements 

  1. Successful completion of a minimum of 34 credits with a minimum GPA of 3.00.
  2. Students are required to complete the courses as delineated in each phase of the program, both prior to and after, student teaching. In the Graduate Licensure Program, students complete the prerequisites and requirements for licensure (with student teaching) prior to completing the Master’s degree.
  3. Continuous enrollment must be maintained unless a letter requesting exemption for the semester in question is submitted. Once admitted, students must take a 500, 600 or 700 level course each semester.
  4. CIS 601 must be successfully completed before taking MUS 502.
  5. Successful completion of a culminating experience.

Graduation Requirements 

See Plan Graduation Requirements below.

Plan Graduation Requirements


The student must submit all required forms to the Graduate College and then apply for graduation up to two semesters prior to completing his/her degree requirements.

 

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