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Music Ph.D.

School of Music
College of Liberal Arts
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
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: Doctorate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2020
  • Length of program in credits: 69 to 90
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
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 Music PhD offers emphases in music theory, musicology/ethnomusicology, composition, and music education.
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.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Applicants must hold a masterís degree in an appropriate field of study.
Special Application Requirements:
Music Theory: Two original papers (one tonal and one post-tonal analysis) Musicology/Ethnomusicology: Original papers Composition: Original scores and recordings (2-4 scores of varying genres) Music Education: One research or professional papers to demonstrate scholarly writing; documentation of at least 3 years of teaching experience or at least 3,500 hours of clinical experience; and an interview
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
33 to 58 credits are required in the major.
6 to 15 credits are required outside the major.
24 thesis credits are required.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Language Requirement: See Other Requirements below
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.
Coursework offered on both the A/F and S/N grade basis must be taken A/F. Language requirements Music Theory: German and either French or Italian. The French or Italian requirement can be satisfied by a collateral field of knowledge or special research technique. When a different language is needed for the thesis, a substitution may be requested. Substitutions require advisor and director of graduate studies approval. Musicology/Ethnomusicology: Two languages chosen from French, German, and Italian. When a different language is needed for the thesis, a substitution may be requested. Substitution requires advisor and director of graduate studies approval. Composition: Reading knowledge of two foreign languages. An equivalent research tool may be substituted for a foreign language. Substitution requires advisor and director of graduate studies approval. Music Education: No language requirement.
Thesis Credits
Take 24 doctoral thesis credits.
MUS 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral (1.0-24.0 cr)
Emphases
Music Theory (51 credits)
Music Theory/Analysis Coursework (30 credits)
Select 30 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 8501 - Music Theory Pedagogy (3.0 cr)
MUS 8560 - Theory and Analysis of Popular Music (3.0 cr)
MUS 8580 - Topics in Tonal Analysis (3.0 cr)
MUS 8581 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis I (3.0 cr)
MUS 8582 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis II (3.0 cr)
MUS 8584 - Current Issues in the Analysis of 19th-Century Music (3.0 cr)
MUS 8585 - Chromatic Harmony Seminar (3.0 cr)
MUS 8590 - Topics in 20th-Century Analysis (3.0 cr)
MUS 8994 - Directed Research (1.0-3.0 cr)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology Coursework (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. Topics courses, if selected, must be taught by a musicology faculty member and approved by the advisor.
MUS 5620 - Topics in Opera History (3.0 cr)
MUS 5624 - Music of J. S. Bach (3.0 cr)
MUS 5630 - Performance Practice: 1700 to the Present (3.0 cr)
MUS 5631 - Beethoven Sonatas for Solo Piano, Violin, & Cello (3.0 cr)
MUS 5647 - 20th-Century European/American Music (3.0 cr)
MUS 5950 - Topics in Music (1.0-4.0 cr)
MUS 8631 - Seminar: Music in Medieval Europe (3.0 cr)
MUS 8632 - Seminar: Music in Early Modern Europe (3.0 cr)
MUS 8640 - Seminar in Musicology (3.0 cr)
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology (3.0 cr)
MUS 8647 - Seminar: The Critical Editing of Early Music--Method and Practice (3.0 cr)
Electives (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following list. Advisor approval is required.
MUS 5xxx
MUS 8xxx
MUSA 5xxx
MUSA 8xxx
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
Outside Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. MUED and Music Therapy courses can be applied to this requirement with advisor approval.
ACL 5221 - Creative Entrepreneurship and Resource Development (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices (3.0 cr)
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing (1.0 cr)
CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing (2.0 cr)
CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation (1.0 cr)
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity (3.0 cr)
ESL 5302 - Academic Writing (4.0 cr)
GRAD 5102 - Preparation for University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers (2.0 cr)
GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education (3.0 cr)
GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education (1.0 cr)
WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing for International Students (3.0 cr)
WRIT 5052 - Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English (3.0 cr)
-OR-
Musicology/Ethnomusicology (45 credits)
Required Courses (9 credits)
Take the following courses. Select MUS 85xx seminar topics in consultation with the advisor.
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology (3.0 cr)
MUS 8864 - Current Issues in Ethnomusicology (3.0 cr)
MUS 85xx - Seminar in Music Theory (3.0 cr)
Electives (24 credits)
Select 24 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor.
MUS 56xx
MUS 58xx
MUS 85xx
MUS 86xx
MUS 88xx
Outside Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits outside the major in consultation with the advisor. MUED and Music Therapy courses can be included with advisor approval.
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
-OR-
Composition (64 credits)
Required Coursework (6 credits)
Take the following courses:
MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology (3.0 cr)
MUS 5592 - Music Informatics Seminar (3.0 cr)
Composition Coursework (24 credits)
Take MUS 8550 8 times for a total of 24 credits.
MUS 8550 - Composition (3.0 cr)
Theory/Analysis Coursework (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 85xx
Ensemble (4 credits)
Select 4 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5240 - University Singers (1.0 cr)
MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre (2.0 cr)
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5410 - University Wind Bands (1.0 cr)
MUS 5420 - Orchestra (1.0 cr)
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble (1.0-2.0 cr)
MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5493 - Javanese Gamelan Music Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble (1.0 cr)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology Coursework (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 56xx
MUS 86xx
MUS 58xx
MUS 88xx
Creative Studies and Media Coursework (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUS 5xxx
MUS 8xxx
Outside Coursework (6 credits)
Select 6 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. MUED and Music Therapy courses can be included with advisor approval.
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
-OR-
Music Education (66 credits)
Required Course (3 credits)
Take the following course:
MUED 8284 - Seminar: Research and Scholarly Issues (3.0 cr)
Trends in Music Education Seminar (9 credits)
Take the following course 3 times for a total of 9 credits.
MUED 8280 - Seminar: Current Trends in Music Education (3.0 cr)
Research Core (9 credits)
All students take MUED 8119 and select 6 additional credits from the following in consultation with the advisor.
MUED 8119 - Advanced Applications of Research Methods (3.0 cr)
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)
Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Theory, and Creative Studies and Media Coursework (18 credits)
Select 18 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. A minimum of 2 courses from 2 of the 3 disciplines of Musicology/Ethnomusicology, Theory, and Creative Studies and Media is required.
MUS 55xx
MUS 56xx
MUS 85xx
MUS 86xx
Electives (12 credits)
Select 12 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MUED 5xxx
MUED 8xxx
Outside Coursework (15 credits)
Select 15 credits outside the major in consultation with the advisor.
 
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MUS 8888 - Thesis Credit: Doctoral
Credits: 1.0 -24.0 [max 100.0]
Grading Basis: No Grade
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
(No description) prereq: Max 18 cr per semester or summer; 24 cr required
MUS 8501 - Music Theory Pedagogy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Comparison of pedagogical philosophies/methods in music theory. Pedagogical literature, practice teaching, curriculum design. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 8560 - Theory and Analysis of Popular Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
This course will examine popular and rock music from the 1960?s to the present, focusing specifically on analysis and theory of primary musical domains of form, harmony and melody, rhythm, and timbre. Students will hone transcription skills, as well as thoughtfully address cultural background surrounding the compositions and issues of canon formation. Students will demonstrate their fluency in analytical skills and theoretical content through weekly readings and discussions, analytical assignments, and a final research project.
MUS 8580 - Topics in Tonal Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Seminar. Sample topics: string quartets of Beethoven, chamber music of Brahms, significant works by tonal composers. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8581 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Analysis and critical readings pertaining to theory of tonal music developed by Heinrich Schenker. Application of his method to representative repertoire from 18th and 19th centuries. Contrapuntal writing modeled after presentation in Schenker's [Counterpoint]. prereq: instr consent
MUS 8582 - Schenkerian Theory and Analysis II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Application of Schenkerian theory to 18th-/19th-century music, coordinated with critical study of major music treatises from that era. prereq: 8581 or instr consent
MUS 8584 - Current Issues in the Analysis of 19th-Century Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Recent analytic approaches to 19th-century music. Students demonstrate fluency with methods and current issues. In-class discussions, short written analytical projects, two longer papers. prereq: [[3502, 3512] or equiv placement exam], instr consent; grad-level Schenkerian analysis recommended
MUS 8585 - Chromatic Harmony Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Careful study of chromatic harmonic practices (especially from the latter half of the nineteenth century) from both analytical and compositional perspectives. Students will analyze a wide range of music excerpts and movements using tools derived from Heinrich Schenker's analytical practice and will creatively harmonize sophisticated tonal melodies. The course also will incorporate readings from the analytical literature (both Schenkerian and non-Schenkerian) and will conclude with a substantial course paper.
MUS 8590 - Topics in 20th-Century Analysis
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Seminar explores literatures of 20th-century art music.
MUS 8994 - Directed Research
Credits: 1.0 -3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Directed research. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5620 - Topics in Opera History
Credits: 3.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of specific operas. Development of opera in context of other artistic, social, cultural, political events, movements, changes. Periods/countries vary each semester.
MUS 5624 - Music of J. S. Bach
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Issues of musical style, historical context. Moves chronologically through Bach?s career. Relationships between his duties and works he composed. Genesis, function, relationship of a work to genre and performing forces. Lectures, presentations, research/analysis assignments. prereq: Grad student in music or instr consent
MUS 5630 - Performance Practice: 1700 to the Present
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
This course will explore issues relevant to the historically informed performance of music written between 1700 and the present, including primary sources, original instruments and iconography, editions, treatises, phrasing and articulation, tempo and rubato, rhythmic alteration, ornamentation and cadenzas, and basso continuo. Class activities and assignments will include readings, discussion, and practicum. Pre-requisite: Graduate student in Music or instructor consent
MUS 5631 - Beethoven Sonatas for Solo Piano, Violin, & Cello
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Beethoven's sonatas are central to the violin, cello, and piano repertoires, and they will be examined in relation to the composer's life, times, and developing style. Scholarly books and articles, mostly musicological but also analytical, will provide the stimulus for understanding these works. The implications of such scholarly investigations for performance will also be a running theme of the course. Attention will therefore be given to performance practice issues as well as some difficult editorial and notational problems associated with the scores. Pre-requisite: Graduate student in Music or instructor consent
MUS 5647 - 20th-Century European/American Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
Emphasizes major artistic movements, stylistic turning points, social roles of music. Interactions between high art, popular, ethnic musics; contributions of men and woman as composers and performers. prereq: 3603 or equiv, 5501 or equiv, 12 undergrad cr in music history
MUS 5950 - Topics in Music
Credits: 1.0 -4.0 [max 60.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Each offering focuses on a single topic. Topics specified in Class Schedule.
MUS 8631 - Seminar: Music in Medieval Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Selected genres of polyphonic and monophonic music, 9th-14th centuries, for analysis and cultural criticism. Social roles of music and performance traditions; current musicological issues. prereq: Undergrad music degree
MUS 8632 - Seminar: Music in Early Modern Europe
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Transformation of chanson, madrigal, mass, and motet from 1400 to 1580. Analysis and cultural criticism; social roles of music and performance traditions; current musicological issues. prereq: Undergrad music degree
MUS 8640 - Seminar in Musicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Topics vary; readings, research, strategies, and methods. prereq: Musicology or theory emphasis or instr consent
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major reference and research materials in musicology and related disciplines, including databases. Historical methods and historiography. Locating and interpreting primary sources of music and archival documents. Developing research strategies for degree papers and theses. Forms of documentation and historical writing. prereq: Undergrad music degree
MUS 8647 - Seminar: The Critical Editing of Early Music--Method and Practice
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Preparation of critical editions from primary sources of vocal and instrumental music (partbooks and tablatures). Nature of musical sources, both manuscripts and prints. Stemmatic filiation, editorial judgment and method, presentation of text. prereq: Undergrad music degree
ACL 5221 - Creative Entrepreneurship and Resource Development
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
An entrepreneurial approach to developing resources (including financial, human, and partnership) for arts and culture based enterprises whether using a nonprofit, for-profit or social enterprise business model. The course will investigate and discuss the complexities and nuances of how to determine the appropriate business model and develop both earned and philanthropic income. Students focus on framing and articulating the relevance of the enterprise as well as understanding the perspectives of audiences, customers, funders and donors. The course also explores the role of communications strategies in support of fundraising, and the importance of leadership in acquiring resources to sustain and grow successful organizations. Students develop both a broad understanding of resources as well as detailed strategies for supporting work in arts and culture based enterprises.
CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student; or instructor consent
CSPH 5102 - Art of Healing: Self as Healer
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to individual transformational journey as part of health science education. Students become aware of their responsibility/resources to facilitate development of the self. Research data, experience of self that is part psychoneuroimmunology, mind-body-spirit approaches. Lecture, scientific literature, meditation, imagery, drawing, group interaction. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5225 - Meditation: Integrating Body and Mind
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Meditation as a physical, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual inquiry. Students examine a variety of texts and develop ability to enter a state of calm, meditative awareness. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5343 - Ayurveda Medicine: The Science of Self-healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of Ayurveda. Evidence-based information. Balance of body, mind and spirit for optimum health. Ayurvedic constitutional types. Herbal medicine, detoxification, massage. Personal plans for health and well-being. How Ayurveda is being integrated into health care settings.
CSPH 5503 - Aromatherapy Fundamentals
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
For health professional students/practicing health professionals. Essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical settings. Key safety/toxicity issues. Critique scientific/historical evidence about the therapeutic qualities of six essential oils in common use by the public and in clinical settings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student
CSPH 5535 - Reiki Healing
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: S-N only
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
History, principles, precepts, and practical application of Reiki energy healing. Alternative energy healing modalities, current research findings. Activation of the Reiki energy, hand positions to perform a treatment. Students provide Reiki treatments, discuss findings. prereq: Jr or sr or grad student or instr consent
CSPH 5605 - Movement and Music for Well-being and Healing
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Music therapy/medicine. Dance/movement therapy. Laban movement analysis. Somatic studies. Health care settings, patient populations, illnesses/diagnoses. Research surrounding approaches. Readings, lectures, discussion.
CSPH 5708 - Mind-Body Science and the Art of Transformation
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Explore how utilizing transformative practices changes in our physical brain, thoughts, beliefs, bodies, emotions and paradigms and create sustainable shifts towards optimal health, wellness and living. This course will include knowledge and discoveries from multiple disciplines including but are not limited to psychologists, scientists, quantum physicist, philosophers, healers, educators. The mind-body research has accelerated dramatically in the past couple decades and will provide students with an opportunity to discover new ways of understanding our human brains and bodies. This in turn provides new insight and innovation into human behavior and sustainable transformative change.
EPSY 5101 - Intelligence and Creativity
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Course Equivalencies: 01874
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Contemporary theories of intelligence and intellectual development and contemporary theories of creativity and their implications for educational practices and psychological research.
ESL 5302 - Academic Writing
Credits: 4.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
This four credit course is designed for graduate students for whom English is not a native language. This course focuses on foundational writing skills and emphasizes the writing process - developing ideas, drafting, revising, and editing. Guided textual analyses of readings are used to develop writing skills through the close examination of strategies employed by accomplished writers. Through ongoing, active participation, students learn to (1) match writing to audience and purpose, (2) produce different genres of academic writing, (3) incorporate source material into writing, and (4) critique their writing and that of others. Gains in basic writing skills culminate in students' ability to transfer acquired skills into discipline-specific writing. Through development of personal voice and an appreciation for the importance of the credibility of the writer, students also learn to recognize and avoid plagiarism. Problems with sentence structure, lexical grammar, and diction are addressed individually.
GRAD 5102 - Preparation for University Teaching for Nonnative English Speakers
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: S-N or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory/practice of teaching in higher education in the United States. Emphasizes clear oral classroom communication and development of presentation skills. Students practice in a simulated instructional setting. prereq: English Language Proficiency Rating of 4; Contact instructor for permission number.
GRAD 8101 - Teaching in Higher Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: OPT No Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Teaching methods/techniques. Active learning, critical thinking, practice teaching, and preparing a portfolio to document/reflect upon teaching. Readings, discussion, peer teaching, e-mail dialog, reflective writing, co-facilitation of course. prereq: Non-Degree Students: contact pffcollege consentumn.edu with questions about registration. If adding a section after first class meeting, contact your instructor as soon as you enroll.
GRAD 8200 - Teaching and Learning Topics in Higher Education
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Every Spring
Create course materials for context/discipline. Assess student learning. Write action plan. Topics may include practicum for future faculty, multicultural education, teaching in clinical settings, teaching with technology.
WRIT 5051 - Graduate Research Writing for International Students
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Graduate-level writing techniques/formats for summaries, critiques, research, and abstracts. Persuasion, documentation, structure, grammar, vocabulary, field-specific requirements. Writing through several drafts, using mentor in specific field of study. Revising/editing to meet graduate standards. Discussions. prereq: Grad student
WRIT 5052 - Graduate Research Presentations and Conference Writing for Non-Native Speakers of English
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice in writing/presenting graduate-level research for conferences or professional seminars. Delivery of professional academic presentations to U.S. audiences. Conference abstract, paper, and poster presentation. Communication in research process. Students select topics from their own research/studies. Format, style, transitions, topic narrowing, non-verbal presentation skills. prereq: [Grad student, non-native speaker of English] or instr consent
MUS 8644 - Seminar: Advanced Research in Historical Musicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall
Major reference and research materials in musicology and related disciplines, including databases. Historical methods and historiography. Locating and interpreting primary sources of music and archival documents. Developing research strategies for degree papers and theses. Forms of documentation and historical writing. prereq: Undergrad music degree
MUS 8864 - Current Issues in Ethnomusicology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Ethnomusicological methods, theorizing, and research practice. Current issues in monographs, journals, and anthologies. Fieldwork practicum. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5591 - Introduction to Music Information Technology
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Principles of acoustics, electronic sound generation/manipulation, digital signal processing techniques. Programming languages for digital sound synthesis. Editing software, MIDI applications. prereq: Music grad student or instr consent
MUS 5592 - Music Informatics Seminar
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Filtering, formant synthesis, reverberation techniques, additive synthesis. Interactive MIDI applications. prereq: 5591 or instr consent
MUS 8550 - Composition
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Creation of original musical works in various instrumental and vocal forms; advanced development of writing and realization of musical ideas. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5240 - University Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Mixed chorus with members of former chamber singers and concert choir. Programs exploring Western/non-Western repertoire from Middle Ages through 20th century. Concerts include touring and collaborative campus/community performances. prereq: Audition, instr consent
MUS 5280 - Opera Theatre
Credits: 2.0 [max 16.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and performance of fully-staged operatic production. Major involvement in singing, acting, and technical aspects of opera. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5340 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A 20-member performing organization covering significant jazz compositions and arrangements written specifically for this medium. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5410 - University Wind Bands
Credits: 1.0 [max 14.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Wind ensemble and symphony bands perform standard and contemporary literature; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5420 - Orchestra
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Symphony orchestra performs standard repertory and major works with chorus; concerts and tour appearances. Players from all colleges may participate. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5440 - Chamber Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Performance of chamber music; duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and other ensemble combinations for instruments and/or voices. prereq: audition, instr consent
MUS 5460 - World Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 16.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Afro-Brazilian/Afro-Caribbean popular repertories. Samba, bossa nova, salsa, merengue, mambo. Planned master classes/clinics with local artists to complement regularly scheduled rehearsals/performances. No audition required.
MUS 5490 - Percussion Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practice and performance of standard and contemporary compositions for percussion instruments in various combinations. prereq: instr consent
MUS 5493 - Javanese Gamelan Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Hands-on experience in learning to play Javanese gamelan music, one of the great non-western musical traditions that is readily accessible to beginners. Related insights into the role of this tradition in Javanese culture. Open to all students - no musical background needed!
MUS 5494 - West African Music Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 8.0]
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Hands-on experience in learning to play West African music, one of the great non-western musical traditions that is readily accessible to beginners. Also, insights into function, context, structure, gender roles, politics, instruments, life-cycle rites, genres, musical organizations, traditional musicians, and contemporary popular music. Open to all students - no musical background needed!
MUED 8284 - Seminar: Research and Scholarly Issues
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Scholarly/professional expectations of music educators and music therapists in academia and other positions of leadership. Writing for a variety of professional purposes/publications. prereq: Doctoral student in music or music education or instr consent
MUED 8280 - Seminar: Current Trends in Music Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 30.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Current issues/trends in music education: philosophical, historical, psychological, and pedagogical. Course's focus varies, reflecting the dynamic nature of the field. prereq: dept consent
MUED 8119 - Advanced Applications of Research Methods
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F only
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Application of research methods/design. Emphasizes both quantitative and qualitative methods. Contemporary procedures/theories of data collection, management, analysis, and interpretation. prereq: Grad music education student 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