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2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog 
    
2018-2020 Graduate School Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MA Music, Curriculum Sequence


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Suggested Curriculum Sequence


The typical plan of study requires enrollment in a minimum of nine (9) credit hours per term to remain full-time.  No student may take more than fifteen (15) credit hours per term. Not every course is offered every term, and the following plan of study is an illustration.  At the initial conference with an advisor, a preliminary plan of study will be established, and this will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies (using the SGS Plan of Study Form) for placement in the student’s official file.  At this time, any anticipated exceptions or anticipated transfer credits will be noted. An estimated time for completion of the thesis/dissertation must be included. Changes to the plan of study will be reported to the School of Graduate Studies.  The student and the advisor will sign the form submitted to the School of Graduate Studies.

Vocal Performance Concentration


Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 10 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 10 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 10 Credits


Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits


MUSC 795 : Recital Seminar in Music             3 Credits

MUSC 793 : Master’s Pre-Candidacy              3/9* Credits

 

*NOTE: If necessary for this student to be a full-time student, this course conveys full-time status to a master’s graduate student engaged in study prior to the achievement of master’s candidacy. Students preparing for comprehensive examinations or for a thesis proposal defense enroll in this course.  Additionally, students needing additional time to complete a Master’s Project enroll in this course after initial enrollment in the appropriate Master’s Project course. This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.  

Total Credit Hours: 33


Piano Performance Concentration


Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 10 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 10 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 10 Credits


Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits


MUSC 795  : Recital Seminar in Music             3 Credits

MUSC 793  : Master’s Pre-Candidacy              3/9* Credits

 

*NOTE: If necessary for this student to be a full-time student, this course conveys full-time status to a master’s graduate student engaged in study prior to the achievement of master’s candidacy. Students preparing for comprehensive examinations or for a thesis proposal defense enroll in this course.  Additionally, students needing additional time to complete a Master’s Project enroll in this course after initial enrollment in the appropriate Master’s Project course. This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.  

Total Credit Hours: 33


Instrumental Concentration


Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 10 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 10 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 10 Credits


Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits


MUSC 795 : Recital Seminar in Music  3 Credits

MUSC 793 : Master’s Pre-Candidacy   3/9* Credits

 

*NOTE: If necessary for this student to be a full-time student, this course conveys full-time status to a master’s graduate student engaged in study prior to the achievement of master’s candidacy. Students preparing for comprehensive examinations or for a thesis proposal defense enroll in this course.  Additionally, students needing additional time to complete a Master’s Project enroll in this course after initial enrollment in the appropriate Master’s Project course. This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.  

Total Credit Hours: 33


Choral Conducting Concentration


Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 10 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 10 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 10 Credits


Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits


MUSC 795 : Recital Seminar in Music  3 Credits

MUSC 793 : Master’s Pre-Candidacy   3/9* Credits

 

*NOTE: If necessary for this student to be a full-time student, this course conveys full-time status to a master’s graduate student engaged in study prior to the achievement of master’s candidacy. Students preparing for comprehensive examinations or for a thesis proposal defense enroll in this course.  Additionally, students needing additional time to complete a Master’s Project enroll in this course after initial enrollment in the appropriate Master’s Project course. This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.  

Total Credit Hours: 33


Music Theory & Composition Concentration


Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 12 Credits


Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 9 Credits


Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 9 Credits


  • 1 Credits
  • MUSA / MUSC XXX Free Elective-2   3 Credits

  • MUSA / MUSC XXX Free Elective-3   3 Credits

Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits


MUSC 795 : Recital Seminar in Music   3 Credits

MUSC 793 : Master’s Pre-Candidacy    3/9* Credits

 

*NOTE: If necessary for this student to be a full-time student, this course conveys full-time status to a master’s graduate student engaged in study prior to the achievement of master’s candidacy. Students preparing for comprehensive examinations or for a thesis proposal defense enroll in this course.  Additionally, students needing additional time to complete a Master’s Project enroll in this course after initial enrollment in the appropriate Master’s Project course. This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.  

Total Credit Hours: 33


Sacred Music (Musicology) Concentration


Year 1, First Semester (Fall, Year 1): 10 Credits


MUSA 501 , MUSA 509 , MUSA 513 , MUSA 517 , MUSA 521 , MUSA 531 , MUSA 541    3 Credits

Piano, Voice, Organ, Composition, Conducting, Brass, or Woodwind (Applied Lesson)

MUSC 524 : The History of Black Music    3 Credits

MUSC 527 : Ensemble / Free Elective-1   1 Credit

MUSC 595 :  Research Methods in Music and Music Education 3 Credits

Year 1, Second Semester (Spring, Year 1) : 10 Credits


MUSA 502 , MUSA 510 , MUSA 514 , MUSA 518 , MUSA 522 , MUSA 532 , MUSA 542    3 Credits

Piano, Voice, Organ, Composition, Brass, or Woodwind (Applied Lesson)

MUSC 536  Form and Analysis   3 Credits

MUSC 528  Ensemble / Free Elective-1    1 Credit

MUSC 569   Advanced Instrumental Conducting 3 Credits

Year 2, Third Semester (Fall, Year 2): 10 Credits


MUSA 503 , MUSA 511 , MUSA 515 , MUSA 519 , MUSA 523 , MUSA 533 , MUSA 543     3  Credits

Piano, Voice, Organ, Composition, Brass, or Woodwind (Applied Lesson)

MUSC 529   Ensemble / Free Elective-1    1 Credits

MUSC 592   Seminar in Sacred Music    3 Credits

MUSA / MUSC XXX Free Elective-2         3 Credits

Year 2, Fourth Semester (Spring, Year 2): 3 Credits


MUSC 795  Recital Seminar in Music  3 Credits

MUSC 793  Master’s Pre-Candidacy   3/9* Credits

 

*NOTE: If necessary for this student to be a full-time student, this course conveys full-time status to a master’s graduate student engaged in study prior to the achievement of master’s candidacy. Students preparing for comprehensive examinations or for a thesis proposal defense enroll in this course.  Additionally, students needing additional time to complete a Master’s Project enroll in this course after initial enrollment in the appropriate Master’s Project course. This course is a non-curricular course and cannot be used as a program credit requirement. The student registers for 3 credit hours and the registration reports the full-time status of 9 graduate credit hours.

Total Credit Hours: 33


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