College of Visual and Performing Arts
Department of Art
Chris Burnett, Chair
David Guip, Director of Graduate Studies
Master of Education in Art Education
For requirements of the master of arts in art education degree, students must meet requirements for the degree as stated in the Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service graduate section of this catalog.
Department of Music
Timothy D. Brakel, Chair
David Jex, 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 course work. 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 Graduate Studies in Music course - MUS 5900 (three hours), ensembles (two hours), a document (two hours) and electives (three hours).
Applicants are required to audition for the applied faculty. A diagnostic music theory and history exam will be administered before 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 minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.70 are required to take the GRE and report the results to the Graduate School and the department.
Master of Music in Performance Degree Requirements
1. Required Music Course (3 hours)
MUS 5900 Graduate Studies in Music 3
2. Music Electives (minimum of 10 hours)
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 usually selected include:
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 – 2oth Century 3
MUS 5590 Piano Pedagogy 3
Plus special topics and seminars in music theory, history and pedagogy
3. Applied Music (minimum of 10 hours)
MUS 6800 Applied Music, two to five credit hours per semester. Students are required to give a graduate recital. Students must be registered for applied music during the semester in which the recital is given.
4. Ensembles (2 hours) Ensembles chosen in consultation with the graduate adviser.
5. Graduate Electives (3 hours)
Music or nonmusic courses chosen in consultation with the graduate adviser.
6. MUS 6990 Recital/Document [Independent Study] (2 hours) A paper of 15 to 20 pages, which covers a theoretical analysis and/or historical review of the music performed on the graduate recital and/or related topics.
7. Students will be required to pass comprehensive and written and oral examinations, normally given during the last semester of work.
Master of Music in Music Education Degree
For requirements of the master of music education degree, students must meet requirements for the degree as stated in the Judith Herb College of Education, Health Science and Human Service graduate section of this catalog.