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Music

School/College: Milton and Lillian Peck School of the Arts

Degrees Conferred:

  • Master of Music

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Overview

The Department of Music offers a graduate program of study in music, preparing the student for a career in a performing area, music education, music history and literature, conducting, or theory and composition. The Master of Music program permits concentration in performance (voice or instrument), chamber music performance, conducting, music education, music history and literature, theory and composition, collaborative piano (vocal or instrumental), and string pedagogy. Students should consult the Department of Music for specific information regarding these concentrations.

M.M./MLIS Coordinated Degree Program

In cooperation with the School of Information Studies, the Department of Music offers a M.M./MLIS coordinated degree program to prepare students for positions as music librarians. Students in the program will concurrently pursue a Master of Music degree program (with a concentration in Music History and Literature) and a Master of Library and Information Science degree program. Prerequisite to the award of either degree in this program is the simultaneous award of its counterpart degree. For more detailed information on this program see Concentration in Music History and Literature later in this section and the Library and Information Science section of the Bulletin.

Graduate Faculty

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Professors
Climer, John A., DMA, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Emmons, Scott, Ph.D., Eastman School of Music
Hansen, Sharon, DMA, University of Missouri-Kansas City
Hartman, Kevin, M.M., Northwestern University
Peterson, Jeffrey, M.M., University of Illinois
Welstead, Jon, Ph.D., University of Iowa, Chair
Associate Professors
Brauner, Mitchell, Ph.D., Brandeis University
Burns, Christopher, Ph.D., Stanford University
Errante, Valerie, DMA, Eastman School of Music
Feay-Shaw, Sheila, Ph.D., University of Washington
Flint, Gregory, B.M., Northwestern University
Heinrichs, William, Ph.D., University of Iowa
Izquierdo, Rene, M.M, Yale University, Artist Diploma, Yale University, MME, Lehman College. M.M, Superior Institute of Art Havana, Cuba
Kartman, Stefan, M.M., Northwestern University
Rodger, Gillian, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
Zinck, Bernard, M.M., The Julliard School
Assistant Professors
Clippert, Jennifer, DMA, Northwestern University

Master of Music

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Admission

An applicant must meet Graduate School requirements plus these departmental requirements to be considered for admission to the program:

  1. Undergraduate music course background must include adequate preparation in music theory demonstrated through satisfactory completion of Music Theory, Levels I, II & III; Materials 127, 128, 226; Aural Skills 123, 124, 225; Keyboard Harmony 125, 126, 227; Form Analysis 230, Materials of 20th Century Music 421 - or equivalent courses.
  2. Preparation in music history and literature must be demonstrated through satisfactory completion of a two-semester survey course in development of music from earliest times to the present plus one semester of more specialized music history.

In addition to the application materials required by the Graduate School, those seeking admission to the Master of Music degree program must submit the following to the Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Music:

  1. A Graduate Music Application (available upon request from the Department of Music, 414-229-5162).
  2. A one-page resume of the applicant's performance experience and extracurricular activities.
  3. A one-page statement addressing the applicant's reasons for wishing to pursue a degree program at UWM, the applicant's career goals, and what he or she intends to do with a UWM degree.
  4. Three letters of recommendation.

In addition, auditions, entrance exams, other prerequisites, and portfolio reviews are required as follows:

Concentration in Instrumental or Vocal Performance, Chamber Music Performance, and Collaborative Piano

Applicant proposing concentration in Music Performance or Collaborative Piano must demonstrate outstanding performance skills. An on-site audition is required; in extreme cases, recorded examples of an applicant's performance may be accepted in lieu of an in-person audition. Applicant should contact faculty in the appropriate performance area to inquire about specific audition repertoire and procedures.

Applicant proposing voice studies must demonstrate undergraduate study or other proficiency in two foreign languages. A voice diagnostic exam will be given at the audition in the areas of diction, literature, pedagogy and related vocal subjects to determine proficiency.

Concentration in Choral or Instrumental Conducting

A student must successfully pass an audition that demonstrates an advanced level of conducting skill to qualify for admission to the program.

Students may also have to pass other audition(s) in performance area(s), depending on their focus.

Students intending the Choral Conducting concentration will take the UWM Basic Diction MUSED249 Final Exam upon entrance into the M.M. degree program. If deficiencies are found, students will take Basic Diction, MUSED249 as a prerequisite course that will not count toward earned degree credits.

All applicants should contact the appropriate choral, wind ensemble/band, or orchestral faculty to inquire about specific audition and entrance exam procedures.

Concentration in Music Theory and Composition

Applicant should preferably have experience in computer notation, MIDI applications, theory, literature, and analysis.

Applicant must submit a portfolio of original compositions, which could include CD / DVD / computer software files / MIDI programs and must include at least one excerpt and one complete composition in conventional notation.

Applicant also could include the following: (1) copies of analytical research papers or presentations submitted or presented at regional or national theory, composition, or computer music conferences, and/or (2) computer-assisted analysis or presentations in such areas as Schenkerian analysis, spectromorphology in acoustic, electronic, or acoustmatic theory.

Concentration in Music Education

Applicant must have an undergraduate degree in music education with certification and teaching experience, except by special permission.

Applicant should contact faculty in the Music Education area to inquire about other entrance requirements.

An audition is required only if the applicant plans to take performance lessons, or if an audition is required for acceptance into an emphasis program (instrumental conducting or choral conducting).

Concentration in Music History and Literature

Applicant must have a reading knowledge of a language other than English, preferably German.

Applicant must submit two examples of written work (essays, research papers).

Concentration in String Pedagogy

Applicant should contact faculty in the appropriate string and String Pedagogy areas to inquire about audition and additional entrance requirements.

While prospective students are not required to submit Graduate Record Examination scores, they are strongly advised to take these tests before or early in their graduate work if they wish to be considered for a UWM Distinguished Graduate Student Fellowship or if they plan to continue their graduate work after completing a master's degree at UWM.

Diagnostic examinations in both music history and music theory are required of all entering and transferring graduate students before their first semester of study at UWM. Exceptions will be granted in extenuating circumstances. In no case will students be allowed to proceed beyond the first year of graduate study without having taken the diagnostic exams. These examinations assist the faculty in determining whether the student may proceed with required graduate courses, or whether they first need to remove deficiencies.

Applicants exhibiting deficiencies in music history will be required to enroll in Graduate Music History (Music 704), and those exhibiting deficiencies in music theory will be required to enroll in Graduate Theory Foundations (Music 703); these courses must be passed with a minimum grade of "B" or better. Additionally, other areas of deficiency may require further review. Graduate Music History may count toward the degree as an elective. Credits earned in making up deficiencies in music theory do not count toward the degree. The following courses are recommended to fulfill the graduate theory elective requirement: Music 680, 731, 744.

Major Professor as Advisor

The student must have a major professor to advise and supervise the student's studies as specified in Graduate School regulations. A student who is not assigned to an advisor at time of admission should immediately contact the Director of Graduate Studies.

Concentration in Chamber Music Performance

This concentration is designed for the instrumentalist who is admitted by audition to the Institute of Chamber Music at UW-Milwaukee. The major focus of the Institute of Chamber Music is to provide professional training experiences in the performance of chamber repertoire through well-matched chamber ensembles from duos through large chamber ensembles. The student who successfully completes 24 specified credits and the recital requirement receives a Performer's Certificate from the Institute; the student who successfully completes 33 specified credits and the other degree requirements receives a Master of Music with a concentration in Chamber Music Performance.

Credits and Courses

Minimum certificate requirement is 24 credits; minimum master's degree requirement is 33 credits. Each student follows an integrated curriculum in which all subjects are related and no course is optional.

Specific Required Courses - 21 cr
Music 710 Graduate Studies in Music, 3 cr *
Music 711 Graduate Seminar in Music History, 3 cr *
Music xxx Graduate theory elective, 3 cr *
Music 806 Chamber Music Master Class, 4 cr
Music 835 Chamber Music Coaching, 8 cr
Group Recital Requirement (met at end of program)
MusPerf 855 Instrumental Master Class, 4 cr (1 cr each for 4 semesters)
MusPerf 8xx Performance (Instrument Lessons), 8 cr (2 cr each for 4 semesters)

*Not required in Performer's Certificate.

Students in the Institute of Chamber Music are admitted for a two-year program of study. Students are either part of an existing chamber group before entrance or, when admitted, assigned to a group. If the first-year group does not continue for a second year, the student must re-audition for membership in a new or reconstituted group that is acceptable to the faculty in order to continue for a second year of study.

At the end of the first year, each student's performance is judged by the Director of the Institute in consultation with the members of the ICM advisory committee. If a student does not meet the required performance level, the student is prevented from continuing in the Institute for a second year. The student may, if acceptable to the Department graduate faculty, choose to follow another graduate program in the Department.

Thesis Recital

The recital should be given no sooner than the final semester of coursework. The student ensemble must present a program which has been approved by the Graduate Committee and by the Director of the Institute of Chamber Music. This requirement applies both to candidates for the M.M. in Chamber Music Performance and to the student working toward the Performer's Certificate.

Comprehensive Examination

Comprehensive examinations in both music history and music theory will be required of each student in the M.M. in Chamber Music Performance concentration. This requirement normally follows successful completion of a recital requirement. Comprehensives are not required of students seeking the Performer's Certificate.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree or certificate requirements within four years of initial enrollment.

Concentration in Collaborative Piano (Vocal or Instrumental)

This concentration is designed for the music student with an undergraduate degree in piano who wishes to specialize as a collaborative pianist in either the vocal or instrumental repertoire. A student must successfully pass an audition that demonstrates an advanced level of collaborative skill to qualify for admission to the program.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 32 graduate credits, 28 of which must be in specified music areas, 2 of which must be in another music area, and 2 of which may be in one of the other areas or in a related field.

Specific Required Courses (12 cr)
Music 710 Graduate Studies in Music, 3 cr
Music 711 Graduate Seminar in Music History, 3 cr
Music xxx Graduate theory elective, 3 cr
Music 990 Research of Thesis (Recital), 3 cr
Performance Credits
Vocal
MusPerf 703 Collaborative Piano - Vocal, 8 cr (2 cr each for 4 semesters)
MusPerf 705 Techniques of Opera Coaching and Accompanying, 4 cr (1 cr each for 4 semesters)
Instrumental
MusPerf 704 Collaborative Piano - Instrumental, 8 cr (2 cr each for 4 semesters)
MusPerf 706 Sonatas - Piano and String, 4 cr (1 cr each for 4 semesters)
Répertoire
Vocal
Music 753 Advanced Song Literature I, 2 cr
Music 754 Advanced Song Literature II, 2 cr
Instrumental
Music 755 Advanced Instrumental Performance Repertoire: Strings, 2 cr
Music 757 Advanced Instrumental Performance Repertoire: Brass and Woodwinds, 2 cr
Electives
Music, 2 cr
General, 2 cr

The program must also include 3 credits in Music 314 (Music of the 20th Century), if not previously completed.

For Vocal Collaborative majors: proficiency in French, German, and Italian diction is determined through a reading of song and aria texts for collaborative and voice faculties. Students whose diction skills are deficient are required to enroll in the appropriate course without degree credit. Completion of the course with a grade of B or better satisfies the deficiency.

Recital

The recital should be given no sooner than the final semester of coursework. The student must present a recital which shows his or her capabilities with various styles including repertoire selected from diverse historical and/or international origins. Programs will comprise a full-length recital. The recital program should be chosen in consultation with the applied teacher with whom the student intends to prepare the recital. The proposed program must be approved by the Graduate Committee of the Department of Music, and the student must present a satisfactory recital audition before the recital may be scheduled.

Comprehensive Examination

The student must pass final comprehensive examinations in both music history and music theory. This requirement normally follows successful completion of the recital requirement.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Concentration in Conducting (Choral* or Instrumental)

This concentration is designed primarily for the student with an undergraduate degree in music education or performance who wishes to pursue advanced training in conducting plus related studies in music performance and allied areas. A student must successfully pass an audition which demonstrates an advanced level of conducting skill to qualify for admission to the program. Students may also have to pass other audition(s) in performance area(s), depending on their focus.

Choral Conducting students will take the UWM Basic Diction MUSED249 Final Exam upon entrance into the M.M. degree program. If deficiencies are found, students will take Basic Diction, MUSED249 as a prerequisite course that will not count toward earned degree credits.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 31 graduate credits, 29 of which must be in specified music areas, 2 of which may be in one of the other areas or in a related field.

Specific Required Courses - 15 cr
Music 710 Graduate Studies in Music, 3 cr
Music 711 Graduate Seminar in Music History, 3 cr
Music xxx Graduate theory elective, 3 cr
Music 732 Score Reading, 3 cr
Music 990 Research of Thesis (Public Performance), 3 cr
Conducting - 6 cr
Music 769 Graduate Choral Conducting I, 2 cr
Music 770 Graduate Choral Conducting II, 2 cr
Music 771 Graduate Choral Conduting III, 2 cr
OR
Music 553 Advanced Conducting I, 2 cr
Music 554 Advanced Conducting II, 2 cr
Music 772 Advanced Instrumental Conducting III, 2 cr
Literature - 3 cr (Select ONE)
Music 559 The Wind Band: Its History and Literature, 3 cr
Music 715 Choral Literature, 3 cr
Music 799 Advanced Independent Work (Orchestral Literature), 3 cr
Performance - 2 cr *
MusPerf xxx Private Lessons, 1 cr
MusPerf xxx Private Lessons, 1 cr
Ensemble - 3 cr **
Music xxx Ensemble, 1 cr
Music xxx Ensemble, 1 cr
Music xxx Ensemble, 1 cr
Electives
General, 2 cr

The program must also include Music 314 (Music of the 20th Century), if not previously completed.

*Students in the M.M. Choral Conducting emphasis must take MusPerf 911 Voice to satisfy the Performance requirement, and must take Mus 446, Vocal Pedagogy.

**Ensemble will be assigned upon audition.

Thesis (Public Performance)

The student must present a recital demonstrating conducting abilities. Performance of literature from a variety of style periods, including a twentieth-century composition by an American composer, should be included. The proposed program must be approved by the Graduate Committee before the recital may be scheduled. Candidates must also prepare a written document, following all procedures as dictated by the Graduate Committee, in consultation with their main advisor. (The student should consult with the primary faculty advisor for individual area guidelines.)

Comprehensive Examination

The student must pass final comprehensive examinations in both music history and music theory. This requirement normally follows successful completion of the thesis requirement.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Concentration in Music Theory and Composition

This concentration is designed for the person possessing creative talent in acquiring and utilizing the techniques and craft of musical composition through theory, literature and analysis.

Applicant must submit a portfolio of original compositions which could include CD/DVD/computer software files/midi programs in addition to at least one excerpt and one complete composition in conventional notation or analytical research paper(s) or presentations submitted or presented in a regional or national theory society organization, computer assisted analysis or presentation in such areas as Schenkerian analysis or Spectromorphology in acoustic, electronic or acoustic theory.

Admission

An applicant who meets Graduate School requirements and has a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution may be considered for admission. A student should preferably have experience in computer notation, midi applications, theory, literature and analysis. Applicant must submit a portfolio of original compositions which could include cd/DVD/computer software files/midi programs in addition to at least one excerpt and one complete composition in conventional notation or analytical research paper(s) or presentations submitted or presented in a regional or national theory society organization, computer assisted analysis or presentation in such areas as Schenkerian analysis or Spectromorphology in acoustic, electronic or acousmatic theory. Applicant should possess keyboard proficiency of a level permitting the candidate to sight-read music of moderate difficulty and performance capability of compositions at the level of an early Beethoven sonata or Bach's Two-part Inventions.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 32 graduate credits, including:

Specific Required Courses - 18 cr
Music 710 Graduate Studies in Music, 3 cr
Music 711 Graduate Seminar in Music History, 3 cr
Music 731 Twentieth-Century Theories, 3 cr
Music 744 Graduate Theory Seminar, 3 cr
Music 327 Analog and Digital Synthesis I, 3 cr OR Music 328 Digital Synthesis and Systems II, 3 cr OR Music 420 Advanced Computing and Music, 3 cr
Music 990 Research of Thesis, 3 cr
Composition Requirement - 8 cr
MusPerf 761 Advanced Composition. (2 cr each for 4 semesters)
Electives - 6 cr
Music Theory, 3 cr
Music, 3 cr
Recommended Electives
Music 327, 328, 420, 421, 680

Electives must be chosen in accordance with the needs of the individual candidate and with the advice and consent of the advisor or major professor.

Thesis

The candidate for the Master of Music degree must complete one of the following:

  • A composition of significant breadth will serve as the thesis for the M.M. in Music Theory and Composition. It may be for large or chamber ensemble with or without electronic component or for the electronic medium alone. Completion of the thesis must include its public performance. If the thesis composition is written for a large university ensemble (orchestra, wind ensemble, choir) a hearing of a single rehearsal of the entire composition will suffice.
  • A research project which shall be either a paper or a theoretical program evidencing both a capacity for research and originality in creative analysis or computer composition application evidencing both research capabilities and analytical insight.
Comprehensive Examination

The student must pass final comprehensive examinations in both music history and music theory.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within seven years of initial enrollment.

Concentration in Music Education

This concentration is designed for students and teachers who wish to advance their knowledge and skills in both music and music pedagogy.

Admission

The same requirements apply as those stated under Master of Music except that the audition is only required if the student plans to take performance lessons at the 700 level, or if an audition is required for acceptance into an emphasis program (instrumental conducting or choral conducting). Applicants should have an undergraduate degree in music education with certification and teaching experience except by special permission.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 30 graduate credits.

Specific Required Courses - 18 cr
MusEd 710 Graduate Studies in Music, 3 cr
Music 711 Graduate Seminar in Music History, 3 cr
Music xxx Graduate theory elective, 3 cr
MusEd 777 Foundations of Music Education, 3 cr
MusEd 778 Recent Developments in Music Education, 3 cr
MusEd 990 Research of Thesis (Thesis or Project), 3 cr
Electives - 12 cr
Music Education - 7 cr
Music Performance, Conducting, Theory, Music History, or related areas - 5 cr
Thesis or Final Project

A formal written thesis, lecture/recital, composition with pedagogical intent and analysis, major annotated bibliography, curriculum synthesis, or other type of music education project is required. The student must submit a written proposal to the major advisor to be approved by the Graduate Committee prior to registration.

Examination in the Major

The student must pass a final written examination in music and music education. This exam will reflect the nature of the student's program of studies. Further questions concerning the exam should be directed toward the student's major advisor.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Concentration in Music History and Literature

This concentration is designed primarily for students who wish to do advanced study in music history and literature. For some students, the degree is a terminal degree (for example, music teachers who may wish to pursue graduate work in music history rather than in music education), while for others it serves as preparation for the study of musicology at the doctoral level.

The concentration in the M.M./MLIS coordinated degree program is designed to prepare students for positions as music librarians. For students interested in this program, all requirements and standards of the Music History and Literature concentration are exactly as described in the following description with the single exception that the 3-credit general elective requirement is replaced by a requirement of 30 credits taken in courses approved by the School of Information Studies as fulfilling requirements for the M.M./MLIS program.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 30 graduate credits, 27 of which must be in specified music areas, 3 of which may be in one of the other areas or in a related field.

Specific Required Courses - 20 cr
Music 450 Introduction to Musicology, 3 cr
Music 452 Collegium Musicum, 2 cr (1 cr each for two semesters)
Music 710 Graduate Studies in Music, 3 cr
Music 711 Graduate Seminar in Music History, 3 cr
Music xxx Graduate theory elective, 3 cr
Music 911 Seminar in Musicology, 3 cr
Music 990 Thesis, 3 cr
Electives
Music History - 6 cr
Other Areas of Music - 1 cr
General Electives (UG or G), 3 cr (or 30 credits in Library Science if M.M./MLIS major)

The program must also include Music 314 (Music of the 20th Century), if not previously completed.

Reading knowledge of German, French or Italian (see below for specific details).

Language Requirement

Candidates for the Master of Music degree with a concentration in Music History and Literature must demonstrate a reading knowledge of German, French, or Italian. The examiner, a member of the music history faculty, will choose several paragraphs totaling approximately 500 words taken from a suitable book or periodical article approved by the advisor, and dealing with a musical topic, and ask for a written translation. The candidate may use a dictionary. The results of the test will be communicated by the examiner to the Music History and Literature area Chair. Candidates failing the exam the first time may take it a second time, provided an appropriate interval has elapsed.

Thesis

The student must submit an acceptable thesis or thesis equivalent, which must be read and approved by both the student's thesis advisor and a second reader belonging to the Graduate Faculty. Appropriate thesis equivalents may be:

  1. Two revised or expanded seminar papers totaling between 30 and 40 pages of text; or
  2. One revised or expanded seminar paper, plus one of the following:
    • a comprehensive review essay of an edition or major musical monograph.
    • a concentrated study of the life and work of a musician or musical scholar.
Comprehensive Examination

The student must pass final written comprehensive examinations in both music history and music theory.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Concentration in Performance (Voice or Instrument)

This concentration is designed for the music student who wishes to concentrate primarily on the major performing skill. The student may specialize in either voice or instrument (piano, woodwind, brass, percussion, strings, guitar). A student must successfully pass an audition at an advanced level of performance to qualify for admission to the program.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 30 graduate credits, 28 of which must be in specified music areas, 2 of which may be in one of the other areas or in a related field.

Specific Required Courses - 12 cr
Music 710 Graduate Studies in Music, 3 cr
Music 711 Graduate Seminar in Music History, 3 cr
Music xxx Graduate theory elective, 3 cr
Music 990 Recital, 3 cr
Performance Credits (MusPerf 7xx), 12 cr
Advanced Performance Repertoire (4 cr total)
Strings: 2 cr in Music 755; 2 cr in Music 782
Wind, Brass, Percussion: 2 cr in Music 757 or 763; 2 cr in Music 758, 782, 788, or 789
Voice: 2 cr in Music 753; 2 cr in Music 457, 458, 795, 796, or 798
Keyboard: 2 cr in Music 751; 2 cr in Music 752
Guitar: 2 cr in Music 765; 2 cr in Music 766
Electives
Music (U/G or G), 3 cr
General (U/G or G), 2 cr

The program must also include 3 credits in Music 314 (Music of the 20th Century), if not previously completed.

Recital

The recital should be given no sooner than the final semester of coursework. The student must present a recital which shows his or her capabilities with various styles including repertoire selected from diverse historical and/or international origins. Programs will comprise a full-length recital. Instrumental recitals include solo/concerto style works and collaborative chamber works. The recital program should be chosen in consultation with the applied teacher with whom the student intends to prepare the recital. The proposed program must be approved by the Graduate Committee, and the student must present a satisfactory recital audition before the recital may be scheduled.

Comprehensive Examination

The student must pass final comprehensive examinations in both music history and music theory. This requirement normally follows successful completion of the recital requirement.

Ensemble Participation

The student of violin, viola, violoncello, or contrabass is required to participate in Symphony Orchestra each semester in which the student is registered for music performance in the major instrument. Two of these semesters (2 credits) fulfill the Orchestra requirement for the degree. A maximum of 2 additional semesters (2 credits) of Orchestra may be applied toward the master's degree. All other students, vocal as well as instrumental (except those with keyboard or guitar concentrations), are required to be enrolled in an approved performing organization each semester in which the student is registered for music performance instruction in the major instrument.

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Concentration in String Pedagogy

This concentration is designed for the music student who wishes to concentrate primarily on the pedagogy of his/her major performing string instrument. A student must successfully pass an audition at a satisfactory level of performance for admission to the program.

Credits and Courses

Minimum degree requirement is 34 graduate credits, all of which must be in specified music areas.

Specific Required Courses - 10 cr
Music 710 Graduate Studies in Music, 3 cr
Music 711 Graduate Seminar in Music History, 3 cr
Music xxx Graduate theory elective, 3 cr
Music 991 Recital and Lecture Demonstration, 1 cr
Performance - 16 cr
MusPerf 541 or 542 or 543 Master Class in String Instruments, 2 cr (1 cr each for 2 semesters)
MusPerf 7xx String Instruments Violin/Viola/Cello, 8 cr (2 cr each for 4 semesters)
Music 782 Symphony Orchestra, 2 cr (1 cr each for 2 semesters)
Music 755 Advanced Instrumental Performance Repertoire I: Strings, 2 cr
Music 756 Advanced Instrumental Performance Repertoire II: Strings, 2 cr
Pedagogy - 8 cr
Music 718 or 722 Violin/Viola/Cello Pedagogy Level I, 2 cr
Music 719 or 723 Violin/Viola/Cello Pedagogy Level II, 2 cr
Music 720 or 721 or 724 Violin/Viola/Cello Pedagogy Level III, 2 cr
Music 829 Seminar: Historical Perspectives on Violin, Viola, and Cello Pedagogy, 2 cr
Recital and Lecture Demonstration

The recital and lecture demonstration may be given at any time before the completion of the degree program. The recital consists of two parts: (a) a performance of a minimum of 30-45 minutes of music that has been approved by the major teacher; and (b) a lecture totaling approximately 30 minutes to be given before, during, or after the recital, in which the candidate discusses one or more pieces to be performed on the recital program, with emphasis on pedagogical values of the piece(s), the difficulties, and how they are overcome.

Comprehensive Examination

The student must pass final comprehensive examinations in both music history and music theory. This requirement normally follows successful completion of the recital requirement.

Ensemble Participation

The student is required to participate in an approved performing organization each semester in which the student is registered for music performance instruction in the major instrument; in two of these semesters the student must be enrolled in Symphony Orchestra for credit (see Performance Credits above).

Time Limit

The student must complete all degree requirements within five years of initial enrollment.

Courses - Music

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

308 Selected Topics in Music History and Literature: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
An in-depth study of selected genres in western music, the composers and their works. Topic to be announced in Schedule of Classes. May be retaken with change of topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st; Music 211(P), 212(P), 307(P); 4 semesters of music theory.
309 American Folk and Popular Music. 2 cr. U/G.
A survey of American folk and popular music from 1750 to the present. Study of european and african music elements and their intersection in american musical forms. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
310 Introduction to World Musics. 3 cr. U/G.
Study of musical genres from selected world cultures with an emphasis on musical sound and structure, and performance in cultural context. Prereq: jr st, successful completion of OWC-A (English 102 or equiv); or cons instr.
311 Music of the Baroque Era. 3 cr. U/G.
A general or topical survey of music from the baroque era in which selected composers and their compositions will be studied. Prereq: jr st; Music 211, 212, 307; 4 sem of music theory.
312 Music of the Classic Era. 3 cr. U/G.
A general or topical survey of music from the romantic era in which selected composers and their compositions will be studied. Prereq: jr st; Music 211, 212, 307; 4 sem of music theory.
313 Music of the Romantic Era. 3 cr. U/G.
A general or topical survey of music from the romantic era in which selected composers and their compositions will be studied. Prereq: jr st, Music 211, 212, 307; 4 sem music theory.
314 Music since 1900. 3 cr. U/G.
A general or topical survey of music since 1900, in which selected composers and their compositions will be studied. Prereq: jr st; Music 211, 212, 307; 4 sem music theory.
317 Introduction to American Music. 3 cr. U/G.
Introductory survey of folk, indigenous, popular and art music of the United States. Prereq: jr st or grad st.
326 Advanced Aural Theory. 1 cr. U/G.
Continuation of Aural Theory 226 with advanced work in the development of aural skills and dictation in linear and vertical aspects of diatonic, chromatic and atonal music. Prereq: jr st; Music 225(P) & 226(P).
327 Analog and Digital Synthesis I. 3 cr. U/G.
Introduction to analog and digital electronic sound synthesis, recording and audio mixing, acoustics and electronic music history. Individual work in analog and digital music studios. Prereq: jr st, music major; or cons instr; Music 220(R).
328 Digital Synthesis and Systems II. 3 cr. U/G.
Application of digital sound media and advanced midi; computing, synthesis, synthesizers, sampling, digital recording and editing methods. Individual projects utilizing the digital music studios. Prereq: jr st; Music major; Music 327(P); previous experience in computers & music; or cons instr.
409 Folk Music in Contemporary Culture. 3 cr. U/G.
American Folk Music and its impact on contemporary culture. Counts as repeat of Music 280/680 with the same topic. Prereq: jr st, Music 102(P); or cons instr.
410 Topics in World Music: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Topics vary. Covers the music of a single country, geographic region, or aspects of a particular topic in world music in depth. May be retaken w/chg in topic to 6 cr max. Prereq: jr st & Music 310(P); or grad st or cons instr.
420 Advanced Computing and Music. 3 cr. U/G.
Advanced application of microcomputers in midi, digital synthesis, electronic orchestration, and varied media interfaces as applied to composition. Individual work in computer music lab Prereq: jr st; music major; Music 220(P); previous experience in computers & music; or cons instr.
421 Materials of Contemporary Music. 3 cr. U/G.
Study and analysis of the techniques and styles in contemporary music. Prereq: jr st & Music 230(P).
446 Vocal Pedagogy. 2 cr. U/G.
Techniques for training the singing voice derived from the study of vocal anatomy, various pedagogy texts, and the observation and teaching of voice lessons. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
447 String Pedagogy in the Studio. 2 cr. U/G.
Topics include: technique (instrument hold, shifting, vibrato, spiccato, etc.), historical survey (tartini, baillot, auer, flesch, etc). Information delivery techniques, master teacher profile, recent trends. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
449 Women in Music: (Subtitled). 3 cr. U/G.
Women's roles in musical life; their contributions as performers and composers to various musical styles and repertoires; comparison of their activities with those of men. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites announced in Schedule of Classes each time course is offered. May be repeated with change of topic to max of 6 cr. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
450 Introduction to Musicology. 3 cr. U/G.
Study of the development of modern musicological methodology and its fields of research including ethnomusicology. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
452 Collegium Musicum. 1-2 cr. U/G.
Vocal and instrumental groups devoted to the study and performance of music from twelfth through the eighteenth century. Music majors enroll for 1 cr per sem; others for 1 or 2 cr. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
457 Opera Theatre. 0-3 cr. U/G.
A concentrated study of the literature and techniques for the musical stage. May be retaken to max of 4 sem. Students not needing cr should enroll for 0 cr; those needing 1-3 cr should enroll for a specific number of cr. Students who enroll for 0 cr will be assessed a fee for 1 credit. Prereq: cons instr & major teacher.
458 Opera Apprenticeship. 0-3 cr. U/G.
A specialized course reflecting an apprenticeship program with an approved off-campus, professional opera company. May be retaken to max of 4 sem. Students needing 0 cr should enroll for Music 458-Z; those needing 1-3 cr should enroll for Music 458-C and specify number of cr. Students who enroll for 0 cr will be assessed fee for 1 cr. Prereq: jr st; audition; & vocal performance major.
489 Workshop: (Subtitled). 1-4 cr. U/G.
Specific topic announced in the Schedule of Classes. Prereq: jr st; additional prereq announced each offering.
497 Study Abroad: (Subtitled). 1-12 cr. U/G.
Studio and special studies designed to provide relevant course work for a study abroad program in music. May be retaken with change in topic to max of 12 cr. Prereq: jr st; cons instr & acceptance for Study Abroad Prog.
523 Orchestration. 2 cr. U/G.
Study of representative works by means of score, phonograph records, and attendance at rehearsals of the university orchestra and band. Scoring for orchestra and band. Prereq: jr st & Music 323.
524 Orchestration. 2 cr. U/G.
A continuation of Music 523. Prereq: Music 523.
553 Advanced Conducting I. 2 cr. U/G.
Advanced study and analysis of conducting techniques. Score reading and interpretation of masterpieces from the standard repertoire. Prereq: sr st & cons instr.
554 Advanced Conducting II. 2 cr. U/G.
Continuation of Music 553. Prereq: sr st, Music 553(P) & cons instr.
559 The Wind Band: Its History and Literature. 3 cr. U/G.
Examination of origins and historical significance of the wind band, including a survey of its instrumentation and literature. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
561 Advanced Chamber Music. 1-3 cr. U/G.
Upper level undergraduate and graduate students to perform and study the chamber literature (duets, trios, quartets, etc). Open to performance majors. May not be substituted for the required credits in applied music, band or orchestra except by special permission. May be retaken to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st; cons instr.
611 Music of the Medieval Era. 3 cr. U/G.
A general or topical survey of medieval music, including the study of representative works, medieval theory and performance practices. Prereq: jr st; Music 211, 212, 307, & 4 sem Music theory.
612 Music of the Renaissance and Early Modern Era. 3 cr. U/G.
A general or topical survey of renaissance and early modern music, including the study of representative works, renaissance theory and performance practices. Prereq: jr st; Music 211, 212, 307 & 4 sem Music theory.
620 Advanced Percussion Pedagogy. 1-2 cr. U/G.
Techniques for developing and teaching mallet and stick control. Model lesson procedures; methods, music (solo and ensemble) and equipment selection. Prereq: jr st.
680 Special Studies in Music: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
Specific topic will be announced in Schedule of Classes when offered. May be retaken with change of topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: jr st or cons instr.
691 Senior Thesis. 2 cr. U/G.
Prereq: sr st. Not available for grad cr at this time.
692 Senior Thesis II. 2 cr. U/G.
Prereq: sr st. Not available for grad cr at this time.
693 Apprenticeship: 1-4 cr. U/G.
Open to select advanced students who will work as paraprofessionals under the guidance of a program designed jointly by the student, the music department curriculum committee, and a professional mentor approved by the curriculum committee. Prereq: jr st; cons curric comm.
703 Graduate Theory Review. 3 cr. G.
A course for graduate students to include tonal/atonal theory, keyboard harmony, sight singing and ear training. The course may not be taken to fulfill a graduate music degree requirement. Prereq: grad st; recom of theory faculty.
704 Graduate Music History. 3 cr. G.
An intensive study of selected musical styles and representative repertory in the western tradition from the middle ages through the present, with a focus on listening and score study, the comparison of musical styles from different periods, and discussion of important historical trends. Prereq: grad st; recom of music history faculty.
710 Graduate Studies in Music. 3 cr. G.
Bibliography and methods for research and paper writing in the field of music. Prereq: grad st.
711 Graduate Seminar in Music History: (Subtitled). 3 cr. G.
Topics vary. An in-depth study of selected musical works, focusing on a close analysis of scores, historical research, and paper writing. Specific topics and any additional prerequisites announced in schedule of classes each time course is offered. May be repeated with change in topic to max of 9 cr. Prereq: grad st & Music 710.
715 Choral Literature. 3 cr. G.
In-depth investigation of choral repertoire from 1450 to present day, including a study of major genres, composers, styles, and performance practice. Prereq: grad st.
718 Violin and Viola Pedagogy Level I. 2 cr. G.
A systematic methodology for taking a student through the formative stages of violin and viola playing. Lecture classes, observation or group and individual lessons, supervised teaching in lab setting. Prereq: grad st or cons instr; Music major.
719 Violin and Viola Pedagogy Level II. 2 cr. G.
A systematic methodology for taking a student from the formative stages of violin and viola playing through the technically and musically more advanced levels. Lecture classes, observation of group and individual instruction, supervised teaching in lab setting. Prereq: grad st; music major; Music 718(P); or cons instr.
720 Violin Pedagogy Level III. 2 cr. G.
Advanced emphasis on the teaching of advanced scales, significant violin etudes and major repertoire. Lecture and demonstration classes, observation of group and individual instruction, supervised teaching in lab setting. Prereq: grad st; Music 719(P); or cons instr.
721 Viola Pedagogy Level III. 2 cr. G.
Advanced emphasis on the teaching of advanced scales, significant etudes (Kreutzer & Campagnoli), orchestral excerpts as teaching etudes, and selected study of advanced viola repertoire. Lecture and demonstration classes, observation of group and individual lessons, supervised teaching in lab setting. Prereq: grad st; Music 719(P); or cons instr.
722 Cello Pedagogy Level I. 2 cr. G.
A systematic methodology for taking a student from the first lessons through the formative stage of cello playing. Lecture classes, observation of group and individual lessons, supervised teaching in lab setting. Prereq: grad st or cons instr.
723 Cello Pedagogy Level II. 2 cr. G.
A systematic methodology for taking a student from the formative stage of cello playing through the technically and musically more advanced level. Specific skills include how to teach vibrato and shifting. Lecture classes, observation of group and individual instruction, supervised teaching in lab setting. Prereq: grad st; Music 722(P); or cons instr.
724 Cello Pedagogy Level III. 2 cr. G.
Advanced emphasis on the teaching of advanced scales, significant etudes and selected study of major repertoire. Lecture and demonstration classes; observation of group and individual instruction, supervised teaching in a lab setting. Prereq: grad st; Music 723(P); or cons instr.
731 Contemporary Composition Techniques. 3 cr. G.
Contemporary compositional techniques; their theoretical, aesthetic, and historical relationship. Advanced analysis of scores utilizing these techniques. Prereq: grad st.
732 Score Reading. 3 cr. G.
Reading at the piano from full score. Procedure and practice in piano reduction are studied and applied. The classical, romantic, and contemporary periods are emphasized. Prereq: grad st; some ability at key board.
744 Graduate Theory Seminar. 3 cr. G.
Current theoretical approaches to a wide range of musical styles. Prereq: grad st; diagnostic test or Music 703 with grade of B or better.
751 Advanced Piano Repertoire I. 2 cr. G.
Advanced study of the piano repertoire, including works of all representative periods. Prereq: grad st; Music 276.
752 Advanced Piano Repertoire II. 2 cr. G.
Advanced study of the piano repertoire, including works of all representative periods. Prereq: grad st; Music 751(P).
753 Advanced Song Literature I. 2 cr. G.
Art songs of Great Britain, Germany and France through recordings, in-class performances and lectures. Given alternate years. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
754 Advanced Song Literature II. 2 cr. G.
The advanced study and performance of art song or solo song cycles, addressing the special needs of pianists in the role of a vocal coach/accompanist. Prereq: grad st in collaborative piano or cons instr.
755 Advanced Instrumental Repertoire I: Strings. 2 cr. G.
Comprehensive study of the solo and ensemble literature for string instruments through study, performance, and listening. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
756 Advanced Instrumental Repertoire II: Strings. 2 cr. G.
Comprehensive study of solo and ensemble literature for string instruments through study, performance, and listening. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
757 Advanced Instrumental Repertoire I: Brass and Woodwinds. 2 cr. G.
Comprehensive study of the solo and ensemble literature for brass and woodwind instruments through study, performance, and listening. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
758 Advanced Instrumental Repertoire II: Brass and Woodwinds. 2 cr. G.
Comprehensive study of the solo and ensemble literature for brass and woodwind instruments through study, performance, and listening. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
762 Contemporary Music Ensemble. 3 cr. G.
For music majors with advanced instrumental and vocal competence. Rehearsals and concert series devoted to complex works by contemporary composers. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
763 Advanced Percussion Performance Repertoire. 2 cr. G.
A comprehensive study of the solo and ensemble repertoire for typmani/percussion through study, performance and listening. Prereq: grad st; Music 279 or cons instr.
765 Advanced Instrumental Repertoire I: Guitar. 2 cr. G.
Comprehensive study of the solo and ensemble literature for guitar through study, performance, and listening. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
766 Advanced Instrumental Repertoire II: Guitar. 2 cr. G.
Continuing study of solo and ensemble literature for guitar through study, performance, listening. Prereq: grad st; Music 765(P); cons instr
769 Graduate Choral Conducting I. 2 cr. G.
Study of conducting problems in choral works of divergent styles/periods. Projects assigned to meet specific student need. Prereq: grad st; admis to MM choral perf or music ed (choral emphasis); UG choral cond course(s); prof cond exp; cons instr.
770 Graduate Choral Conducting II. 2 cr. G.
Continuing study of conducting problems in choral works of divergent styles/periods. Projects assigned to meet specific student need. Prereq: grad st; Music 769(P) or 553(P); cons instr.
771 Graduate Choral Conducting III. 2 cr. G.
Advanced analysis of architectural, stylistic and gestural concerns in choral works of divergent styles/periods. Projects assigned to meet specific student need. Supervised conducting time with student's own ensemble. Prereq: grad st; Music 770(P) or 554(P).
772 Advanced Instrumental Conducting. 2 cr. G.
Study of conducting problems in instrumental works of all periods. Projects will be assigned to meet the background and needs of students. Practical experience will be gained by conducting university groups. Prereq: grad st & Music 554.
781 University Community Orchestra. 1 cr. G.
Rehearsal and performance of orchestral music. Intended for non-music majors, music majors playing their secondary instrument, and community members. Prereq: grad st.
782 Symphony Orchestra. 1 cr. G.
For music majors with advanced playing experience. Rehearsals are devoted to reading orchestral literature of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
783 Chamber Orchestra. 1 cr. G.
An exploration of literature for chamber orchestra through rehearsal and performance. For Music majors who meet audition req. Prereq: grad st & cons instr
788 Symphony Band. 1 cr. G.
For Music majors with advanced playing experience. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
789 Wind Ensemble. 1 cr. G.
For Music majors with advanced playing experience. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
795 Concert Chorale. 1 cr. G.
This highly select mixed ensemble performs advanced level music from all periods of choral literature, utilizing instruments when appropriate. Auditions take place during the first week of each new semester. May be retaken to combined max of 6 sem. Prereq: grad st; audition & cons instr.
797 Vocal Jazz Ensemble. 1 cr. G.
Jazz arrangements of standard popular songs, including ballads, swing, bebop, and current fusion styles, performed with rhythm section accompaniment. Prereq: grad st, cons instr
798 University Choir. 1 cr. G.
This large mixed chorus rehearses and performs choral masterpieces from all periods of choral literature, utilizing instrumentalists when appropriate. Voice placements take place during first week of each new semester. May be retaken to combined max of 6 sem. Prereq: grad st; cons instr; audition.
799 Advanced Independent Work. 1-3 cr. G.
The student must apply for scheduling advanced independent work with the graduate committee, if possible during the semester preceding the project. Prereq: grad st.
806 Chamber Music Master Class. 1 cr. G.
Student participation and stage performance of chamber music with discussion of critiques by institute faculty and guest artists. May be repeated to max of 4 cr. Prereq: grad st; admis to ICM, writ cons director of ICM.
811 Seminar In Baroque Music. 3 cr. G.
\Investigation of problems of the Music of the Baroque era with reference to the evolution of musical styles in Western Europe from 1600-1750. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
829 Seminar: Historical Perspectives On Violin, Viola And Cello Pedagogy. 2 cr. G.
Traces evolution of modern instruments and teaching methods, and explores interdisciplinary tools and resources for the string teacher. Prereq: grad st; Music 720(P), 721(P), 724(P); or cons instr.
835 Chamber Music Coaching. 2 cr. G.
Weekly ensemble coaching by ICM faculty and guest artists. Public performance required. May be repeated to a max of 8 cr. Prereq: grad st; admis to ICM; writ cons director of ICM.
888 Candidate for Degree. 0 cr. G.
Available for graduate students who must meet minimum credit load requirements. Fee for 1 cr assessed. Prereq: grad st.
911 Seminar In Musicology I. 3 cr. G.
Research seminar devoted to the investigation of musical problems. May serve as a basis for developing thesis projects, research papers, and lecture-recitals. Prereq: grad st
990 Research of Thesis. 1-3 cr. G.
Thesis or thesis equivalent in music history, recital, lecture-recital, public performance, or composition. Approval of subject and assignment to staff member by the graduate committee. May be retaken to 6 cr max. Prereq: grad st.
991 Recital And Lecture Demonstration. 1 cr. G.
Public recital and lecture demonstration for string pedagogy students. Approval of subject by student's major teacher and the music graduate committee required. Open only to string pedagogy students. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
999 Research (Independent Work). 1-3 cr. G.
Approval of project and assignment to staff member by graduate committee. Prereq: grad st.

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

501 Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Piano. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
502 Master Class in Keyboard Instruments, Organ. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
511 Master Class in Voice. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
521 Master Class in Woodwind Instruments, Flute. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
522 Master Class in Woodwind Instruments, Oboe. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
523 Master Class in Woodwind Instruments, Clarinet. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
524 Master Class in Woodwind Instruments, Saxophone. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
525 Master Class in Woodwind Instruments, Bassoon. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
531 Master Class in Brass Instruments, French Horn. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
532 Master Class in Brass Instruments, Trumpet-Cornet. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
533 Master Class in Brass Instruments, Trombone. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
534 Master Class in Brass Instruments, Baritone. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
535 Master Class in Brass Instruments, Tuba. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
541 Master Class in String Instruments, Violin. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
542 Master Class in String Instruments, Viola. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
543 Master Class in String Instruments, Violoncello. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
544 Master Class in String Instruments, Bass Viol. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
545 Master Class in String Instruments, Harp. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr. Not available for grad cr.
546 Master Class in Guitar. 1 cr. U/G.
Master Class in Guitar supplements the student's private lesson by providing an opportunity for students to perform and critique repertoire and discuss related topics. Counts as repeat of Music 280 with topics 'Master Class - Jazz,' '- Fingerstyle,' and '- Classical.' May be retaken to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st, cons instr.
551 Master Class in Percussion. 1 cr. U/G.
May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: jr st & cons instr.
701 Keyboard Instruments, Piano. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
702 Keyboard Instruments, Organ. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
703 Collaborative Piano - Vocal. 2 cr. G.
Study and performance of the art song repertoire; development of sight reading, transposition, and vocal coaching skills. May be repeated to max of 8 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr; audition.
704 Collaborative Piano - Instrumental. 2 cr. G.
Study and performance of the standard wind and string solo and ensemble repertoire (excluding string sonatas); piano reductions of orchestral accompaniments. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr; audition.
705 Techniques of Opera Coaching and Accompanying. 1 cr. G.
Introduction to opera coaching and accompanying skills. Students will observe and accompany opera workshop rehearsals and public performances. May be repeated to max of 4 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr; audition.
706 Sonatas, Piano and String. 1 cr. G.
Study and performance of the standard piano and string sonata repertoire from all periods. May be repeated to max of 4 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr; audition.
711 Voice. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in Music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
721 Woodwind Instruments, Flute. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
722 Woodwind Instruments, Oboe. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
723 Woodwind Instruments, Clarinet. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
724 Woodwind Instruments, Saxophone. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
725 Woodwind Instruments, Bassoon. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
731 Brass Instruments, French Horn. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
732 Brass Instruments, Trumpet-Cornet. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
733 Brass Instruments, Trombone. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
734 Brass Instruments, Baritone. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
735 Brass Instruments, Tuba. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
741 String Instruments, Violin. 2-3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students concentrating in violin performance (3 cr), or principal instrumental study for graduate students concentrating in string pedagogy (2 cr). May be repeated to max of 12 cr (performance students), or 8 cr (string pedagogy students). Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
742 String Instruments, Viola. 2-3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students concentrating in viola performance (3 cr), or principal instrumental study for graduate students concentrating in string pedagogy (2 cr). May be repeated to max of 12 cr (performance students), or 8 cr (string pedagogy students). Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
743 String Instruments, Violoncello. 2-3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students concentrating in violoncello performance (3 cr), or principal instrumental study for graduate students concentrating in string pedagogy (2 cr). May be repeated to max of 12 cr (performance students), or 8 cr (string pedagogy students). Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
744 String Instruments, Bass Viol. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
745 String Instruments, Harp. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
746 Guitar. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students concentrating in guitar performance. May be repeated to 12 cr max. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
751 Percussion. 3 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their major area. May be repeated to max of 12 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
761 Advanced Composition. 2 cr. G.
Advanced independent performance study in musical composition. May be repeated to total of 8 cr. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
801 Keyboard Instruments, Piano. 2 cr. G.
Principal performance study in solo and chamber works for institute of chamber music students on their major instrument. Public performance required. Open to ICM students only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
821 Woodwind Instruments, Flute. 2 cr. G.
Principal performance study in solo and chamber works for institute of chamber music students on their major instrument. Public performance required. Open to ICM students only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
822 Woodwind Instruments, Oboe. 2 cr. G.
Principal performance study for solo and chamber works for institute of chamber music students on their major instrument. Public performance required. Open to ICM students only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
823 Woodwind Instruments, Clarinet. 2 cr. G.
Principal performance study in solo and chamber works for institute of chamber music students on their major instrument. Public performance required. Open to ICM students only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
825 Woodwind Instruments, Bassoon. 2 cr. G.
Principal performance study in solo and chamber works for institute of chamber music students on their major instrument. Public performance required. Open to ICM students only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
841 String Instruments, Violin. 2 cr. G.
Principal performance study in solo and chamber works for institute of chamber music students on their major instrument. Public performance required. Open to ICM students only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
842 String Instruments, Viola. 2 cr. G.
Principal performance study in solo and chamber works for institute of chamber music students on their major instrument. Public performance required. Open to ICM students only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
843 String Instruments, Violoncello. 2 cr. G.
Principal performance study in solo and chamber works for institute of chamber music students on their major instrument. Public performance required. Open to ICM students only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
855 Instrumental Master Class. 1 cr. G.
Discussion of individual instrumental techniques in chamber music playing. Literature studied depending on group experience and interest. May be repeated to max of 4 cr. Prereq: grad st; admis to ICM; writ cons director of ICM.
901 (601) Keyboard Instruments, Piano. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major areas. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 601. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
902 (602) Keyboard Instruments, Organ. 1 cr. G.
Principal applied music study for graduate students in music in their non-major areas. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 601. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
903 (603) Keyboard Instruments, Harpsichord. 1 cr. G.
Principal applied music study for graduate students in music in their non-major areas. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 603. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
911 (611) Voice. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 601. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
921 (621) Woodwind Instruments, Flute. 1 cr. G.
Principal applied music study for graduate students in music in their non-major areas. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 621. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
922 (622) Woodwind Instruments, Oboe. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 621. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
923 (623) Woodwind Instruments, Clarinet. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 623. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
924 (624) Woodwind Instruments, Saxophone. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 624. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
925 (625) Woodwind Instruments, Bassoon. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 625. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
931 (631) Brass Instruments, French Horn. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 631. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
932 (632) Brass Instruments, Trumpet-Cornet. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 632. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
933 (633) Brass Instruments, Trombone. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as a repeat of MusPerf 633. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
934 (634) Brass Instruments, Baritone. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major areas. Counts as a repeat of MusPerf 634. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
935 (635) Brass Instruments, Tuba. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 635. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
941 (641) String Instruments, Violin. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 641. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
942 (642) String Instruments, Viola. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 642. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
943 (643) String Instruments, Violoncello. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. Counts as repeat of Musperf 643. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
944 (644) String Instruments, Bass Viol. 1 cr. G.
Principal applied music study for graduate students in music in their non-major areas. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 644. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
945 (645) String Instruments, Harp. 1 cr. G.
Principal applied music study for graduate students in music in their non-major areas. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 645. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.
946 Guitar. 1 cr. G.
Principal performance study for graduate students in music in their non-major area. May be repeated to a 6 cr max. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr
951 (651) Percussion. 1 cr. G.
Principal applied music study for graduate students in music in their non-major areas. Counts as repeat of MusPerf 651. May be repeated to max of 6 cr. Open to Music majors only. Prereq: grad st; cons instr.

Courses - Music Education

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Courses numbered 300-699 are Undergraduate/Graduate. Courses numbered 700 and above are Graduate only.

680 Special Studies in Music Education: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. U/G.
Current issues in music education techniques, pedagogy, and practice at all levels of music teaching. Variable Topics. May be retaken with change in topic to 9 cr max. Prereq: admis to U/G MusEd prog or cons instr.
710 Research in Music Education. 3 cr. G.
Qualitative and quantitative methods in music education research. Prereq: grad st
777 Foundations of Music Education. 3 cr. G.
Studies in the history and philosophy of music education, aesthetics, and basic research design. Discussion of current curricular practices as compared with traditional music education. Prereq: grad st.
778 Recent Developments in Music Education. 3 cr. G.
Studies in music curriculum trends and related socio-cultural factors. Influences of Orff, Kodaly, Dalcroze, Manhattanville, CMP, the Yale seminar, and the Tanglewood symposium. Prereq: grad st.
780 General Music Methods and Materials. 2 cr. G.
New approaches to secondary general music--particularly jr high related arts/humanities, films, filmstrip packages, records and book resources. Development of teaching units. Prereq: grad st.
781 Seminar in Elementary Music. 2-3 cr. G.
Study of the principal approaches to teaching elementary classroom music. Work with appropriate resources. Prereq: grad st.
782 Music Education Seminar: (Subtitled). 1-3 cr. G.
Special offerings on subjects not covered by the basic seminars and other elective music education courses. Prereq: grad st.
783 World Music Drumming: Level 1. 3 cr. G.
Perform and teach hand drumming ensembles from West Africa and the Caribbean. Prereq: cons instr.
784 World Music Drumming: Level 2. 3 cr. G.
Learn additional drum ensembles and songs from West Africa, Zimbabwe, the Caribbean, and Brazil. Play xylophone and flute pieces from these areas. Prereq: Mus Ed 783 or cons instr.
785 World Music Drumming: Level 3. 3 cr. G.
Perform and lead drum, xylophone, flute ensembles and songs from Ghana and the Caribbean. Prereq: Mus Ed 784 or cons instr.
799 Independent Study in Music Education. 1-3 cr. G.
Detailed independent work under a major professor in an area of Music Education not covered by available courses. Prereq: grad st & cons instr.
990 Thesis or Final Project. 1-6 cr. G.
Formal written thesis, lecture/recital, major annotated bibliography, curriculum synthesis, or other type of music education project. Must submit proposal to advisor in Music Education and be approved by the Graduate Committee. Retakeable to max of 6 cr. Prereq: grad st.

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