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Music M.M.

School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
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Contact Information
Department of School of Music, 100 Ferguson Hall, 2106 4th Street South, Minneapolis, MN 55455 (612-624-5093; fax: 612-624-8001)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 37
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Music
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
The School of Music offers the degrees of master of arts (M.A.), master of music (M.M.), doctor of musical arts (D.M.A.), and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.). Specific degree plans and emphases are listed in each degree's program requirements.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.00.
Applicants interested in doctoral level study must hold a master's degree in an appropriate field of study.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Applicants must hold a bachelor's degree or its equivalent with a major emphasis in one of the following areas of music: musicology/ethnomusicology, theory and/or composition, performance, or music education/therapy. The collaborative piano/coaching M.M. requires an audition for admission. The M.M. in choral conducting, orchestral conducting, and wind ensemble/band conducting degrees all required a preliminary DVD, audition, and interview for admission. The performance M.M. requires an audition for admission.
Special Application Requirements:
For some areas of performance, a preliminary DVD may be required prior to scheduling an audition.
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
  • TOEFL
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 79
    • Internet Based - Writing Score: 21
    • Internet Based - Reading Score: 19
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 550
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
  • MELAB
    • Final score: 80
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan C: Plan C requires 30 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is oral.
This program may be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
The master of music degree offers emphases in piano, organ, voice, violin, viola, cello, double bass, violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy, flute, oboe, clarinet, saxophone, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium, tuba, percussion, harp, guitar, collaborative piano/coaching, orchestral conducting, wind ensemble/band conducting, and choral conducting. The M.M. requires credit distribution among the following for each emphasis: applied music, study directly related to the emphasis (literature, pedagogy, performance practice, conducting, secondary instrument, chamber music, etc.), ensemble, and musicology/ethnomusicology and theory/composition. One recital is required for all emphases except collaborative piano/coaching, which requires two. The minimum credit requirement for each emphasis is as follows: 30 credits are required for piano, instrumental performance, guitar, piano pedagogy, orchestral conducting, wind ensemble/band conducting, and choral conducting; 33 credits for organ and voice; 37 credits for violin performance and Suzuki pedagogy; 39 credits for collaborative piano/coaching. The M.M. in both Research requires 33 credits and the M.M. in Pedagogy requires 30 credits.
Emphases
1. Instrumental Performance
Applied Lessons
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 8xxx
Courses Directly Related to Emphasis
Chosen in consultation with adviser and Director of Graduate Studies
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 5xxx
· MUS 8xxx
Music Theory or Musicology Courses
At least 3 credits must be taken in each area at the University of Minnesota.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
Theory
MUS 45xx* MUS 55xx MUS 85xx * In order for this course to count, students must also register for 55xx or 85xx at any point.
· Musicology/Ethnomusicology
MUS 58xx MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
Ensemble
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
MUS 54xx
-OR-
2. Organ Emphasis
Applied Lessons
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 8303 - Organ: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Courses Directly Related to Emphasis
MUS 5151 - Organ Literature I (3.0 cr)
MUS 5152 - Organ Literature II (3.0 cr)
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills (2.0 cr)
Ensemble Participation
Ensemble Participation - Students enrolled in lessons are required to register concurrently for one of these ensembles which are at the 5xxx level.
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 5xxx
Music Theory or Musicology Courses
At least 3 credits must be taken in each area at the University of Minnesota.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
Theory
MUS 45xx* MUS 55xx MUS 85xx * In order for this course to count, students must also register for 55xx or 85xx at any point.
· Musicology/Ethnomusicology
MUS 58xx MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
-OR-
3. Piano Emphasis
Applied Lessons
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 8301 - Piano: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Courses Directly Related to Emphasis
MUS 5181 - Advanced Piano Literature I (2.0 cr)
MUS 5182 - Advanced Piano Literature II (2.0 cr)
Accompanying Skills
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills (2.0 cr)
or MUSA 8324 - Accompanying/Coaching: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
or Piano Pedagogy
MUS 5102 - Piano Pedagogy II (2.0 cr)
MUS 5101 - Piano Pedagogy I (2.0 cr)
Theory or Musicology
At least 3 credits must be taken in each area at the University of Minnesota.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
Theory
MUS 45xx* MUS 55xx MUS 85xx * In order for this course to count, students must also register for 55xx or 85xx at any point.
· Musicology
MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
-OR-
4. Guitar Emphasis
Applied Lessons
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 8xxx
Courses Directly Related to Emphasis
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 5461 - Guitar Literature (2.0 cr)
· MUS 5466 - Guitar Pedagogy (2.0 cr)
Music Theory and Musicology
At least 3 credits must be taken in each area at the University of Minnesota.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
Theory
MUS 45xx* MUS 55xx MUS 85xx * In order for this course to count, students must also register for 55xx or 85xx at any point.
· Musicology/Ethnomusicology
MUS 58xx MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
Ensemble Participation
MUS 54xx (2.0 cr)
Electives
Take 3 credits in any department at the 5xxx to 8xxx level , including the School of Music.
-OR-
5. Voice Emphasis
Applied Lessons
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 8304 - Voice: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Courses Directly Related to Emphasis
Take 10 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 5271 - Diction for Singers I (2.0 cr)
· MUS 5272 - Diction for Singers II (2.0 cr)
· MUS 5275 - Vocal Pedagogy I (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5276 - Vocal Pedagogy II (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5241 - Vocal Literature I (3.0 cr)
· MUS 5242 - Vocal Literature II (3.0 cr)
· MUS 8182 - Opera History in Context: Monteverdi and Mozart (3.0 cr)
· MUS 8183 - Opera History in Context: Verdi and Britten (3.0 cr)
Music Theory and Musicology
At least 3 credits must be taken in each area at the University of Minnesota.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
Theory
MUS 45xx* MUS 55xx MUS 85xx * In order for this course to count, students must also register for 55xx or 85xx at any point.
· Musicology/Ethnomusicology
MUS 58xx MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
Ensemble Participation
Course offerings vary by semester.
Take 2 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 5xxx
-OR-
6. Collaborative Piano
Applied Lessons
Take 16 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 8324 - Accompanying/Coaching: Music Major (graduate) (2.0-4.0 cr)
Courses Directly Related to Emphasis
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills (2.0 cr)
MUS 8110 - Sonata Seminar (2.0 cr)
MUS 8170 - Advanced Vocal Accompanying Skills and Repertoire (2.0 cr)
Music Theory or Musicology Courses
At least 3 credits must be taken in each area at the University of Minnesota.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
Theory
MUS 45xx* MUS 55xx MUS 85xx * In order for this course to count, students must also register for 55xx or 85xx at any point.
· Musicology/Ethnomusicology
MUS 58xx MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
-OR-
7. Choral Conducting
Courses Directly Related to Emphasis
Take 15 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 8237 - Score Study: Choral (3.0 cr)
· MUS 8255 - Choral Literature: Baroque Era to the Present (3.0 cr)
· MUS 8299 - Performance in Choral Conducting (3.0 cr)
· Seminar
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting (3.0-4.0 cr)
Music Theory and Musicology
At least 3 credits must be taken in each area at the University of Minnesota.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
Theory
MUS 45xx* MUS 55xx MUS 85xx * In order for this course to count, students must also register for 55xx or 85xx at any point.
· Musicology/Ethnomusicology
MUS 58xx MUS 56xx MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
Electives
Take 2 credits in any department at the 5xxx to 8xxx level.
Ensemble Participation
Must participate in a chorus each semester.
Take 4 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 84xx
-OR-
8. Orchestral Conducting
Courses Directly Related to Emphasis
MUS 8489 - Performance and Document: Orchestral Conducting (3.0 cr)
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I (3.0 cr)
Seminar
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting (3.0-4.0 cr)
Music Theory or Musicology Courses
At least 3 credits must be taken in each area at the University of Minnesota.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
MUS 56xx MUS 85xx MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
· Theory
MUS 45xx* MUS 55xx MUS 85xx * In order for this course to count, students must also register for 55xx or 85xx at any point.
Additional Music Electives
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 5xxx
· MUS 8xxx
-OR-
9. Wind Band Conducting
Courses Directly Related to Emphasis
MUS 8479 - Performance and Document: Wind Ensemble/Band Conducting (2.0 cr)
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I (3.0 cr)
MUED 8112 - Introduction to Research Methods and Design in Arts Education (3.0 cr)
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting (3.0-4.0 cr)
Music Electives
Take 12 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 8xxx
Music Theory or Musicology Courses
At least 3 credits must be taken in each area at the University of Minnesota.
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
Musicology/Ethnomusicology
MUS 56xx MUS 85xx MUS 86xx MUS 88xx
· Theory
MUS 45xx* MUS 55xx MUS 85xx * In order for this course to count, students must also register for 55xx or 85xx at any point.
-OR-
10. Music Education - Pedagogical Track
Foundations
MUED 8211 - Foundations of Music Education (3.0 cr)
MUED 8115 - Assessment in Arts Education (3.0 cr)
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUED 5xxx
· MUED 8xxx
Pedagogical Concentration
MUED 8212 - Curriculum Design in Music Education (3.0 cr)
Advanced Teaching Seminar
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUED 8xxx
Supportive Studies in Music
Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Theory, Creative Studies and Media that support music education either directly or by developing breadth of competence.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 5xxx
· MUS 8xxx
· Up to 4 credits can be taken in applied lessons.
Take 0 - 4 credit(s) from the following:
· MUSA 5xxx
Research Project
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUED 8880 - Master's Research Project (3.0-6.0 cr)
-OR-
11. Music Education - Research Track
Foundations
MUED 8211 - Foundations of Music Education (3.0 cr)
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUED 8112 - Introduction to Research Methods and Design in Arts Education (3.0 cr)
· MUED 8115 - Assessment in Arts Education (3.0 cr)
· MUED 8118 - Qualitative Research in Arts Education (3.0 cr)
Additional Research Course
Can be taken from outside of MUED if related to student interest.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUED 5xxx
· MUED 8xxx
Pedagogical Concentration
MUED 8212 - Curriculum Design in Music Education (3.0 cr)
Focused Research Coursework
Can select other relevant coursework in CLA with DGS approval. Course should be focused on student's specific practice of interest.
Take 3 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUED 5xxx
· MUED 8xxx
Supportive Studies in Music
Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Theory, Creative Studies and Media that support music education either directly or by developing breadth of competence.
Take 9 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUS 5xxx
· MUS 8xxx
· Up to 4 credits can be taken in applied lessons from the following:
· MUSA 5xxx
Research Project
Take 6 or more credit(s) from the following:
· MUED 8880 - Master's Research Project (3.0-6.0 cr)
 
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MUSA 8303 - Organ: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 5151 - Organ Literature I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Organ literature from the 14th century to the mid-18th century. Influence of organ design of various periods and national schools on the literature and its performance. prereq: 3502, 3603, sr or grad or instr consent
MUS 5152 - Organ Literature II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Organ literature of J. S. Bach and of other 19th- and 20th-century composers. Influence of organ design of various periods and national schools on the literature and its performance. prereq: 3502, 3603, sr or grad or instr consent
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Diatonic/chromatic tonal harmony applied to keyboard. Emphasizes harmonization, transposition, and improvisation. Open score and clef reading using alto, tenor, and soprano clefs. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUSA 8301 - Piano: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 5181 - Advanced Piano Literature I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
Literature for piano from late Baroque period to mid-20th century. prereq: grad piano major or instr consent
MUS 5182 - Advanced Piano Literature II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Literature for piano from late Baroque period to mid-20th century. prereq: grad piano major or instr consent
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Diatonic/chromatic tonal harmony applied to keyboard. Emphasizes harmonization, transposition, and improvisation. Open score and clef reading using alto, tenor, and soprano clefs. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUSA 8324 - Accompanying/Coaching: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 5102 - Piano Pedagogy II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Demonstration and discussion of teaching techniques, methods, and materials for group and individual instruction at the elementary, early intermediate, and late intermediate levels.
MUS 5101 - Piano Pedagogy I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Demonstration and discussion of teaching techniques, methods, and materials for group and individual instruction at the elementary, early intermediate, and late intermediate levels. prereq: 8 cr in MusA 1301 or MusA 1401 or instr consent
MUS 5461 - Guitar Literature
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
This course is principally intended for guitar majors (graduate and undergraduate students). The main focus of this course is to introduce students to guitar literature, through the historical overview of the repertoire, classical guitar composers, and performers. It will also introduce students to method books, in chronological order (through an examination of specific styles and "performance practices") and teaching methods through the history of guitar and guitar literature intended for technique development (studies, exercises, etc.).
MUS 5466 - Guitar Pedagogy
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Intended for guitar performance majors. This course will introduce basic teaching concepts/methods/philosophies and examine method books, studies, and methodology through the history of classical guitar. Other topics (e.g., starting a studio, developing promotional material/website, contemporary teaching methods) will be addressed. prereq: Guitar performance major or instr consent
MUSA 8304 - Voice: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 5271 - Diction for Singers I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles and techniques of singing in English, Italian, Spanish, German, and French. International Phonetic Association alphabet used. prereq: 12 cr MusA 1304 or grad music major or instr consent
MUS 5272 - Diction for Singers II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Principles and techniques of singing in English, Italian, Spanish, German, and French. International Phonetic Association alphabet used. prereq: 12 cr MusA 1304 or grad music major or instr consent
MUS 5275 - Vocal Pedagogy I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced study of mind/body preparations for singing, anatomy, and physiology of the vocal mechanism. Voice use and care, historical and comparative pedagogy, learning theories, models and guidelines for teaching, instructional techniques, and diagnosing and solving vocal problems. prereq: Sr vocal major or instr consent
MUS 5276 - Vocal Pedagogy II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
History of solo vocal performance; selection and preparation of beginning level solo vocal repertoire; development of vocal performance skills (interpretation, expression, artistry), recital programming, and vocal career counseling. prereq: Sr vocal major or instr consent
MUS 5241 - Vocal Literature I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Vocal literature of major/minor composers from 17th century to present. Structure, style, performance practice. prereq: [12 cr in MusA 1304, grad music student] or instr consent
MUS 5242 - Vocal Literature II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Vocal literature of major and minor composers from 17th century to present; structure, style, and performance practice. prereq: 12 cr in MusA 1104 or MusA 1304, grad music major or instr consent
MUS 8182 - Opera History in Context: Monteverdi and Mozart
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall
Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, and political events, movements, and changes. Focuses on two representative composers and some of their significant operas. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 8183 - Opera History in Context: Verdi and Britten
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, and political events, movements, and changes. Focuses on two representative composers and some of their significant operas. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUSA 8324 - Accompanying/Coaching: Music Major (graduate)
Credits: 2.0 -4.0 [max 48.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Private instruction. prereq: Audition, dept consent
MUS 8131 - Advanced Keyboard Skills
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Diatonic/chromatic tonal harmony applied to keyboard. Emphasizes harmonization, transposition, and improvisation. Open score and clef reading using alto, tenor, and soprano clefs. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 8110 - Sonata Seminar
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance in standard Baroque, Classical, and Romantic sonatas for piano and violin, cello, viola, flute, clarinet, or oboe. prereq: Accompanying emphasis, strings and winds by audition, instr consent
MUS 8170 - Advanced Vocal Accompanying Skills and Repertoire
Credits: 2.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Advanced performance (Lieder, melodie, opera) emphasizing coaching techniques and performance skills of pianists and singers. prereq: [French, German, Italian diction], accompanying or DMA voice emphasis or MM voice emphasis by audition
MUS 8237 - Score Study: Choral
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Analysis of various choral scores ranging from Renaissance through 20th century. Reading of choral and choral/orchestral scores at piano, including scores with C clefs and transposing instrument. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8255 - Choral Literature: Baroque Era to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Survey of sacred and secular choral works. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8299 - Performance in Choral Conducting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and performance of choral conducting recital, with supporting paper. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of musicianship, conducting, rehearsal, and analytical skills. Repertoire, gesture, score study, interpretation, pedagogy, and performance presentation in wind band, orchestral, and choral conducting. Students meet twice weekly in group seminar, and prepare and participate in weekly conducting labs scheduled with all major University ensembles. prereq: Grad student in conducting or instr consent
MUS 8489 - Performance and Document: Orchestral Conducting
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparing and performing full orchestral conducting program with supporting document. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Scoring techniques for ensembles in combination and full orchestra; year-long sequence. Score study of representative works from 18th through 20th centuries. prereq: 3502
MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of musicianship, conducting, rehearsal, and analytical skills. Repertoire, gesture, score study, interpretation, pedagogy, and performance presentation in wind band, orchestral, and choral conducting. Students meet twice weekly in group seminar, and prepare and participate in weekly conducting labs scheduled with all major University ensembles. prereq: Grad student in conducting or instr consent
MUS 8479 - Performance and Document: Wind Ensemble/Band Conducting
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparing and performing full wind ensemble or band conducting program with supporting document. prereq: 8472, instr consent
MUS 5561 - Orchestration I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Scoring techniques for ensembles in combination and full orchestra; year-long sequence. Score study of representative works from 18th through 20th centuries. prereq: 3502
MUED 8112 - Introduction to Research Methods and Design in Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Methods and research designs employed in investigating education issues in the arts. Reporting results. Proposal development. Bibliographic skills for conducting a review of related research literature. Common analytical techniques. prereq: Grad student in [music or music education], dept consent
MUS 8450 - Graduate Seminar in Conducting
Credits: 3.0 -4.0 [max 32.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Development of musicianship, conducting, rehearsal, and analytical skills. Repertoire, gesture, score study, interpretation, pedagogy, and performance presentation in wind band, orchestral, and choral conducting. Students meet twice weekly in group seminar, and prepare and participate in weekly conducting labs scheduled with all major University ensembles. prereq: Grad student in conducting or instr consent
MUED 8211 - Foundations of Music Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Major historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological foundations of music education. Primary literature in the field. Role and current state of music education. prereq: Grad student in [music or music education] or instr consent
MUED 8115 - Assessment in Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Methods for assessing unique challenges in artistic achievement: performances, products, and other artistic achievements. Assessment design. Interpretation for large-/small-scale assessments in performance, classroom, and clinical settings. prereq: Grad student in [music or music education], dept consent
MUED 8212 - Curriculum Design in Music Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examine/critically analyze curricular models from multiple perspectives, consider influence on music teaching/learning. Design/construct curricula with view towards promoting musical growth. prereq: Grad student in music education or instr consent
MUED 8880 - Master's Research Project
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual projects for MM in Music Education emphases (Research/Pedagogical). prereq: Grad music ed major, instr consent
MUED 8211 - Foundations of Music Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Summer
Major historical, philosophical, sociological, and psychological foundations of music education. Primary literature in the field. Role and current state of music education. prereq: Grad student in [music or music education] or instr consent
MUED 8112 - Introduction to Research Methods and Design in Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Methods and research designs employed in investigating education issues in the arts. Reporting results. Proposal development. Bibliographic skills for conducting a review of related research literature. Common analytical techniques. prereq: Grad student in [music or music education], dept consent
MUED 8115 - Assessment in Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd, Spring Even Year
Methods for assessing unique challenges in artistic achievement: performances, products, and other artistic achievements. Assessment design. Interpretation for large-/small-scale assessments in performance, classroom, and clinical settings. prereq: Grad student in [music or music education], dept consent
MUED 8118 - Qualitative Research in Arts Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even, Spring Odd Year
A theoretical, practical and systematic approach to qualitative research in arts education. Students participate in a joint field exploration or work in a setting relevant to their long-term research interests. prereq: Grad student in [arts or education], dept consent
MUED 8212 - Curriculum Design in Music Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Examine/critically analyze curricular models from multiple perspectives, consider influence on music teaching/learning. Design/construct curricula with view towards promoting musical growth. prereq: Grad student in music education or instr consent
MUED 8880 - Master's Research Project
Credits: 3.0 -6.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Individual projects for MM in Music Education emphases (Research/Pedagogical). prereq: Grad music ed major, instr consent