Provost's Office

Department of Music

Mary Kihslinger, Co-Chairperson
Robert M. DeYarman, Co-Chairperson and Graduate Adviser


Master of Music in Performance Degree

For the Master of Music in Performance degree students must take a minimum of 30 hours of formal coursework. Of the 30 hours, a minimum of 10 hours is required in applied study leading to a graduate recital. In addition, students will be advised to select a balance of courses (minimum of 10 hours) among music theory, music history and literature, and pedagogy. The remaining 10 hours include the required Research in Music & Music Education course - US 5900 (3 hours), ensembles (2 hours), a document (2 hours), and electives (3 hours).

Applicants are required to audition for the applied faculty. A diagnostic theory exam will be administered during the first semester of enrollment. Applicants should have the minimum undergraduate GPA (2.70) required by the Graduate School for admission to the program. Applicants who do not have a 2.70 undergraduate GPA are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and report the results to the department.

Master of Music in Performance Degree Requirements 1. Required Music Course MUS 5900 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music 3 2. Music Electives (10)

Graduate courses in music theory, music history and literature, and pedagogy. The choice of courses will be determined in consultation with the graduate adviser, acting on behalf of the departmental graduate committee. Courses are chosen from the following list: MUS 5610 Analytical Techniques 3 MUS 5630 Counterpoint: Comparison of Styles 3 MUS 5410 Music History & Literature World Music 3 MUS 5490 Music History & Literature Twentieth Century 3 MUS 5590 Piano Pedagogy 3

plus special topics and seminars in both music theory and music history.

3.Applied Music (10) MUS 6800 Applied Music 2-5 Variable credit hours. Students are required to give a graduate recital.

4.Ensembles (2)

Ensembles chosen in consultation with graduate adviser.

5.Graduate Electives (3)

Music or non-music courses chosen in consultation with the graduate adviser.

6.Document (2)

Apaper of 15-20 pages which covers a theoretical analysis and/or historical review of the music performed on the graduate recital.

7.Students will be required to pass comprehensive oral and written examinations, normally given during the last semester of work.


Master of Music in Music Education Degree

A minimum number of 32 credit hours is required to complete the Master of Music in Music Education with the following distribution:

Music Education (12 hours of MED courses)

Music (11 hours of MUS courses theory, history, literature, applied, and ensembles)

Education Core (9 hours)

Applicants are required to submit three letters of reference regarding their teaching experience. Applicants who have no public/private school experience must have earned an "A" grade in student teaching and submit letters of reference from both their public school cooperating teacher and college supervisor. A diagnostic theory exam will be administered during the first semester of enrollment. Applicants should have the minimum undergraduate GPA (2.70) require by the Graduate School for admission to the program. Applicants who do not have a 2.70 GPA are required to take the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and report the results to the department.


Master of Music in Music Education Degree Requirements 1. Required Music Courses (6) MUS 5900 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music 3 MED 5350 Pedagogy of Aural Perception 3 2. Required Ensembles (2) Ensembles chosen in consultation with graduate adviser. 3. Music Electives (7) MUS 5610 Analytical Techniques 3 MUS 5630 Counterpoint: Comparison of Styles 3 MUS 5410 Music History & Literature - World Music 3 MUS 5490 Music History & Literature - Twentieth Century 3 MUS 5590 Piano Pedagogy 3 plus applied and special topics and seminars in both music theory and music history 4. Music Education Electives (5) MED 5330 Curriculum Development in Music Education 3 MED 5370 Psychology of Music 3 plus selected topics and independent study in music education 5. Education Core Courses (9) Cultural Foundations 3 Research Foundations 3 Psychological Foundations 3 6. Thesis or Project MED 6960 or 6920 3 7. Students will be required to pass comprehensive written and oral examinations, normally given during the last semester of work.

Last Updated: 3/22/15