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Master of Arts Degree Program
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COMMERCIAL AND ELECTONIC MUSIC
The program for the M.A. or M.M. degree in applied music requires a minimum of 32 semester hours of graduate course work, including:
Course work outside the music department: 6-9 hours approved by the adviser.
Electives: 3-6 hours of music courses.
Successful completion of a public lecture/recital
(MUS 679) is required of all masterís candidates, as
is satisfactory performance on a combined written and oral
MUSIC TECHNOLOGY SOFTWARE
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Classes in the Graduate Music Program
503 Marching Band Techniques (2)
Historical and theoretical study of various forms of music literature. Only 3 hours may be counted as part of the graduate core curriculum. (formerly 625)
Historical and theoretical issues in twentieth-century music.
592 Orff-Schulwerk Level I (3)
A study of basic Orff-Schulwerk techniques.
593 Topics in Music (1-3, R12)
Issues in music performance, education, or the music business. Only 6 credit hours may be counted toward any graduate degree course requirements.
597 Seminar in Piano Pedagogy (1, R4)
598 Seminar in Accompanying (1, R4)
Writing workshop focusing on styles and techniques appropriate to the discussion of music in various contexts. 2 Lab.
One half-hour lesson per week in minor performance area.
Two half-hour lessons per week in major performance area.
Three half-hour lessons per week in major performance area.
One half-hour lesson per week in choral or instrumental conducting.
Two half-hour lessons per week in composition.
The historical development of music theory as a language for scholarly discussion of music.
Historical and theoretical perspectives on the incorporation of "foreign" or "folk" influences into the Western art music tradition.
640 Seminar in Music Pedagogy (3, R6)
Techniques and materials of teaching for voice and instruments. Only 3 semester hours may be applied toward major area requirements for the MA in music.
650 Advanced Flute Repair (2, R8)
PREQ: MUS 593, Special Topics: instrument repair; permission of the instructor. 4 Lab.
Participation in any departmental ensemble to expand knowledge of literature, conducting, and performance. Meetings as arranged.
Requirements determined by the student's advisory committee. Students may not simultaneously enroll in MUS 612, 613, 614, or 615. Only 3 semester hours may be counted toward degree requirements.
680 Independent Study (1, R6)
693 Orff-Schulwerk Level II (3)
A study of intermediate level Orff-Schulwerk techniques. PREQ: 592.
694 Orff-Schulwerk Level III (3)
A study of advanced level Orff-Schulwerk techniques. PREQ: 693.
695 Music Education Seminar (3)
Music curriculum within the general education framework; current philosophies and trends.
699 Thesis (3)
Requirements determined by the student's advisory committee. Only 3 semester hours may be counted toward degree requirements.
779 Continuing Research-Non-Thesis Option (1, R10)
See Policy on Completion of Thesis and Dissertation found in the Admissions and Degree Requirements Section of the graduate catalog. These hours will not count toward fulfilling degree requirements. PREQ: Must NOT be enrolled in a thesis program. S/U grading.
799 Continuing Research-Thesis Option (2, R24)
See Policy on Completion of Thesis and Dissertation
found in the Admissions and Degree Requirements Section of the graduate
catalog. These hours will not count toward fulfilling degree requirements.
PREQ: Student must be enrolled in a thesis program. S/U grading.
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