Apr 20, 2021  
2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin 
    
2013-2014 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Music, M.M.U.


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(32-33 semester hours)

The Department of Music offers two concentrations and three specializations under the Master of Music degree. Individualized programs, personalized mentoring by faculty, and small classes allow for exceptional learning opportunities. In addition to the normal Fall/Spring schedule, a program of course offerings has been instituted which allow a student to complete the Master of Music degree in three summers and without full-time residence during the academic year. Courses are offered on a rotation basis. Ensembles and private lessons may not always be offered during the summer.

All master’s students in music are required to pass an oral examination. Those students who do not elect the thesis option will be required to submit a satisfactory analysis or research paper as well.  The major teacher, in consultation with the student’s graduate committee, will oversee the completion of the writing requirement.

Music Education Concentration


This program is designed to meet the needs of teachers in the field of professional music education who possess a valid teaching license. Students will be required to audition in their primary performing area or submit a video recording of their teaching. Diagnostic examinations in music history and music theory are given to all entering graduate students the day immediately prior to the first day of class of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The results will assist the faculty in helping the student plan appropriate courses in the program of study. Deficiencies may be made-up after matriculation; however, no graduate credit will be allowed for such work. Note: Students must successfully pass both music theory and music history exams by the end of the first semester of graduate study (excluding summer semester) so that the deadline for filing the Program of Study can be met. (If an Admission to Candidacy/Program of Study/Committee Assignment form is not filed by the end of the first semester (excluding summer terms), a hold will be placed on the student’s registration by the Registrar’s Office)

Students who elect to not write a thesis will be required to complete an oral examination and submit an original research paper (requirement in MUS 5000 ).

Group D-Select one of the following courses or any remaining course in Group C to complete the Education Minor:


Total: 32 Hours


Note


*Permision of the instructor

Music Education Concentration (Initial Licensure)


This program is designed to meet the needs of musicians seeking to enter the field of professional music education. Students will be required to audition in their primary performing area or submit a video recording of their teaching. Diagnostic examinations in music history and music theory are given to all entering graduate students the day immediately prior to the first day of class of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The results will assist the faculty in helping students plan appropriate courses in the program of study. Deficiencies may be made-up after matriculation; however, no graduate credit will be allowed for such work. Note: Students must successfully pass both music theory and music history exams by the end of the first semester of graduate study (excluding summer semester) so that the deadline for filing the Program of Study can be met. (If an Admission to Candidacy/Program of Study/Committee Assignment form is not filed by the end of the first semester (excluding summer terms), a hold will be placed on the student’s registration by the Registrar’s Office)

Students who elect to not write a thesis will be required to complete an oral examination and submit an original research paper (requirement in MUS 5000 ).

Students who wish to pursue both a Master of Music Degree with a concentration in Music Education AND INITIAL LICENSURE must complete six additional courses in education (See Group C). Further, students must complete any undergraduate music education deficiencies. There are two options: (1) pass the Praxis II music exam (Test 0114 Music Content and Instruction with a minimum score of 162; OR (2) successfully complete the following courses and proficiencies: MUS 2240 Foundations of Music Education, MUS 3255 Elementary Music Methods, Music Methods, MUS 3810 or MUS 3820 Choral or Instructional Conducting. Instrumentalists must pass the instrumental proficiency examinations for strings, brass, woodwinds, and percussion or successfully complete classes in these instructional methods.

Admission to the Teacher Education Program is required for those seeking initial licensure concurrent with enrollment in the graduate program. Documentation of progress through a series of assessments in an electronic portfolio (LiveText) is required as well as a one-semester student teaching experience. Consult the School of Education link to Graduate Milestone Assessment.*

Note


*Since the GRE is no longer required by the Music Department, students must have an ACT of 22 or higher to be admitted to Teacher Education. Otherwise, students will have to pass the Praxis I examination.

Music Performance Concentration


This program is designed to increase skills in instrumental or vocal performance or conducting, for careers in private music teaching as well as performance and for those who wish to pursue doctoral studies in applied music.

Students will be required to audition in their primary performing area and to demonstrate their eartraining, sightsinging and keyboard proficiency. Voice majors are expected to demonstrate proficiency in German, French, and Italian diction. Normally, these examinations will be taken before enrolling in graduate courses. Diagnostic examinations in music history and music theory are given to all entering graduate students the day immediately prior to the first day of class of the fall, spring, and summer semesters. The results will assist the faculty in helping the student plan appropriate courses in the program of study. Deficiencies may be made up after matriculation however,  no graduate credit will be allowed for such work.  Note: Students must successfully pass both music theory and music history exams by the end of the first semester of graduate study (excluding summer semester) so that the deadline for filing the Program of Study can be met. (If an Admission to Candidacy/Program of Study/Committee Assignment form is not filed by the end of the first semester (excluding summer terms), a hold will be placed on the student’s registration by the Registrar’s Office)

The Graduate Recital will be supplemented by a written descriptive or analytical narrative paper that will be filed in the College of Graduate Studies office.

 

Choral Conducting Specialization


Instrumental Conducting Specialization


Vocal or Instrumental Performance Specialization


Required Core:


Note


*Additional elective credit in Individual Instruction and Ensemble may not exceed three hours.

Total: 32 Hours


A maximum of three hours from disciplines other than music and humanities may be taken with graduate committee approval.

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