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College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
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Contact Information
Department of Music, University of Minnesota Duluth, 1201 Ordean Court, Duluth, MN, 55812 (218-726-7890; fax: 218-726-8210)
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Fall 2022
  • Length of program in credits: 30 to 31
  • 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 Master of Music (MM) program offers students an opportunity to acquire advanced understanding and skills in music education, theory, and practice or in musical performance. Students in music education and performance undertake essential core courses in musicianship, theory, history, research, and education/pedagogy. Additional courses in the area of specialization are tailored relative to the interests and objectives of the student.
Accreditation
This program is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.
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 must have an undergraduate degree in music.
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
All applicants submit the following: * a completed Department of Music Graduate Study application available from www@d.umn.edu/music, which includes a sample of professional writing (a 3- to 5-page paper addressing current issues in music education or music performance), and * a video recording of recent performances, teaching demonstration, or rehearsals. Performance track: An entrance performance audition on the major instrument is required. Vocal performers must also demonstrate proficiency in a foreign language or enroll in remedial coursework upon acceptance. Applied Conducting track: Demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language or enrollment in remedial coursework upon acceptance is required. Collaborative Piano track: Demonstration of proficiency in a foreign language or enrollment in remedial coursework upon acceptance, and 2 semesters of diction are required. Applicants without the required diction coursework must complete MU 1411 and MU 1412/13 upon acceptance.
Special Application Requirements:
International and domestic applicants whose first language is not English must submit current score(s) from one of the following tests:
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
  • IELTS
    • Total Score: 6.5
    • Reading Score: 6.5
    • Writing 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 B: Plan B requires 30 to 31 major credits and 0 credits outside the major. The final exam is written and oral. A capstone project is required.
Capstone Project:Music Education track: The Plan B comprises a directed paper that reflects comprehensive research analysis and study in the music education field. Applied Conducting, Collaborative Piano, and Performance tracks: The Plan B comprises a directed paper that addresses comprehensive research on the repertoire selected for the graduate recital.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 2.80 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Core Courses (10 credits)
Take the following courses:
MU 5201 - Advanced Music History (2.0 cr)
MU 8101 - Graduate Music Theory (2.0 cr)
MU 8222 - Music Bibliography and Research (3.0 cr)
MU 8900 - Psychology of Music (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Applied Conducting
The Applied Conducting track requires 30 total credits.
Applied Music Courses (8 credits)
Take 8 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor:
MU 8701 - Graduate Applied Conducting (1.0-2.0 cr)
Ensembles (2 credits)
Select 2 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. Other courses can be chosen with advisor approval.
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4512 - Chamber Singers (1.0 cr)
MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4516 - Piano Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4541 - Chamber Music (1.0 cr)
MU 5510 - Opera Studio (1.0 cr)
Literature Coursework (4 credits)
Select 4 credits of Instrumental Literature credits or 4 credits of Vocal Literature credits in consultation with the advisor.
Instrumental Literature
Select MU 5204 twice for a total or 4 credits, or take MU 5207 twice plus MU 5204 for a total of 4 credits, in consultation with the advisor.
MU 5204 - Instrumental Ensemble Literature (2.0 cr)
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature (1.0 cr)
or Vocal Literature
Select 4 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. MU 5203 and 5208 are recommended.
MU 5203 - Advanced Choral Literature (2.0 cr)
MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
MU 5208 - Vocal Chamber Literature (1.0 cr)
Pedagogy Course (1 credit)
Take the following course:
MU 8401 - Graduate Music Pedagogy (1.0 cr)
Electives (4 credits)
Select 4 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. MU 8302 may be repeated for up to 4 credits; MU 8991 may be repeated for up to 2 credits.
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
MU 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-2.0 cr)
Graduate Recital (1 credit)
Take the following course:
MU 8300 - Graduate Recital (1.0 cr)
Collaborative Piano
The Collaborative Piano track requires 31 total credits.
Applied Music Courses (8 credits)
Take 8 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MU 8301 - Graduate Applied Music: Major Instrument (2.0 cr)
Collaborative Literature Courses (4 credits)
Take the following courses:
MU 5627 - Art of Accompanying: Vocal Music (2.0 cr)
MU 5628 - Art of Accompanying: Instrumental Music (2.0 cr)
Pedagogy Course (1 credit)
Take the following course:
MU 8401 - Graduate Music Pedagogy (1.0 cr)
Ensembles (6 credits)
Select 2 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. Other courses can be chosen with advisor approval.
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4512 - Chamber Singers (1.0 cr)
MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4516 - Piano Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 5510 - Opera Studio (1.0 cr)
Select 4 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. Other courses can be selected with advisor approval.
MU 4541 - Chamber Music (1.0 cr)
MU 4621 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum I (2.0 cr)
MU 4622 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum II (2.0 cr)
MU 5205 - Instrumental Solo Literature (1.0 cr)
MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature (1.0 cr)
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
MU 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-2.0 cr)
Graduate Recital (2 credits)
Take the following course:
MU 8300 - Graduate Recital (1.0 cr)
Music Education
The Music Education track requires 31 total credits.
Required Course (1 credit)
Take the following course:
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
Education Electives (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
EDAD 5913 - Communication and Community Relations (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5914 - Education Policy (3.0 cr)
EDAD 5918 - Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools (3.0 cr)
EDUC 7008 - Curriculum Theory and Design (3.0 cr)
EDUC 7009 - Assessment of Learning (3.0 cr)
Ensembles (2 credits)
Select 2 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. Other ensembles can be chosen with advisor approval.
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4512 - Chamber Singers (1.0 cr)
MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4516 - Piano Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4541 - Chamber Music (1.0 cr)
MU 5510 - Opera Studio (1.0 cr)
Music Education Courses (9 credits)
Take the following courses:
MU 8600 - Methods of Research in Music Education (3.0 cr)
MU 8601 - Foundations of Music Education (3.0 cr)
MU 8605 - Curricular Trends in Music Education (3.0 cr)
Music Electives (3 credits)
Select 3 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MU 5203 - Advanced Choral Literature (2.0 cr)
MU 5204 - Instrumental Ensemble Literature (2.0 cr)
MU 5205 - Instrumental Solo Literature (1.0 cr)
MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature (1.0 cr)
MU 5208 - Vocal Chamber Literature (1.0 cr)
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
MU 8701 - Graduate Applied Conducting (1.0-2.0 cr)
MU 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-2.0 cr)
Plan B Project (3 credits)
Take 3 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor:
MU 8899 - Directed Project in Music Education (1.0-12.0 cr)
Performance
The Performance track requires 30 total credits.
Applied Music Course (8 credits)
Take 2 credits each semester, for a total of 8 credits:
MU 8301 - Graduate Applied Music: Major Instrument (2.0 cr)
Ensembles (2 credits)
Select 2 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. Other courses can be chosen with advisor approval.
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4512 - Chamber Singers (1.0 cr)
MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4516 - Piano Ensemble (1.0 cr)
MU 4541 - Chamber Music (1.0 cr)
MU 5510 - Opera Studio (1.0 cr)
Literature Coursework (4 credits)
Select 4 credits of Instrumental and Piano Performance and Pedagogy literature courses or 4 credits of Vocal Literature courses in consultation with the advisor.
Instrumental and Piano Performance and Pedagogy Literature
Select 4 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor:
MU 5204 - Instrumental Ensemble Literature (2.0 cr)
MU 5205 - Instrumental Solo Literature (1.0 cr)
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature (1.0 cr)
or Vocal Literature
Select 4 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor
MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature (1.0-2.0 cr)
Pedagogy Course (1 credit)
Take the following course:
MU 8401 - Graduate Music Pedagogy (1.0 cr)
Electives (4 credits)
Select 4 credits of Instrumental and Vocal electives, or 4 credits Piano Performance and Pedagogy electives in consultation with the advisor.
Instrumental and Vocal
Select 4 credits from the following in consultation with the advisor. MU 8302 may be repeated for up to 4 credits; MU 8991 may be repeated for up to 2 credits. Other courses can be chosen with advisor approval.
MU 5203 - Advanced Choral Literature (2.0 cr)
MU 5208 - Vocal Chamber Literature (1.0 cr)
MU 5210 - The Professional Singer: Entrepreneurship for Opera Singers (1.0 cr)
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument (1.0 cr)
MU 8701 - Graduate Applied Conducting (1.0-2.0 cr)
MU 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-2.0 cr)
or Piano Performance and Pedagogy
Take 4 credits of the following in consultation with the advisor:
MU 8991 - Independent Study (1.0-2.0 cr)
Graduate Recital (1 credit)
Take the following course:
MU 8300 - Graduate Recital (1.0 cr)
 
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MU 5201 - Advanced Music History
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Advanced study, critique, and analysis of selected areas in music literature. prereq: MU 3201, 3202 or instructor consent
MU 8101 - Graduate Music Theory
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Advanced analytical studies of representative historical musical compositions. Students will utilize multiple analytical processes and compose model pieces. prereq: Graduate student or instructor consent
MU 8222 - Music Bibliography and Research
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Research methods in music; preparation for writing plan B project. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 8900 - Psychology of Music
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
The nature of musical behaviors and how they are perceived. Understanding physical properties of musical sound, fundamental concepts concerning musical measurement and musical preference. prereq: Grad student, instructor consent
MU 8701 - Graduate Applied Conducting
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Studio lessons in conducting; one half-hour per week per credit. prereq: 3702, 3706 or equivalent; Graduate Student or instructor consent
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of large jazz ensemble literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4512 - Chamber Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A choir performing vocal chamber music and music for smaller ensembles. pre-req: concurrent registration in 1511 or 4511; instructor consent
MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of music for vocal jazz ensemble. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4516 - Piano Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In this course, students will work on piano ensemble repertoire and refine their ability to play with other musicians. No grad credit
MU 4541 - Chamber Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of chamber music literature, classical and/or jazz. prereq: instructor consent
MU 5510 - Opera Studio
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Opera production techniques; performance of solo and ensemble opera literature. prereq: 3510 or equivalent, Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5204 - Instrumental Ensemble Literature
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of major works for large wind and orchestral ensembles. prereq: Grad Student or instructor consent
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of chamber music literature with emphasis on student's major applied area. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5203 - Advanced Choral Literature
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of representative choral literature from various periods of music history. prereq: 3702 or instructor consent
MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A historical survey of standard repertoire for solo voice in art song, opera, and oratorio; focus varies by semester. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5208 - Vocal Chamber Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A survey of standard repertoire for solo voice with chamber ensembles. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 8401 - Graduate Music Pedagogy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and techniques of music pedagogy with emphasis on the student's applied field of study. prereq: Graduate Student or instructor consent
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Half-hour weekly studio lesson; instrument or voice. prereq: Intermediate proficiency, grad student, instructor consent; may be repeated
MU 8991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Directed study in areas of student interest arranged with instructor before registration; written report required. prereq: Grad student, instructor consent
MU 8300 - Graduate Recital
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and presentation of a solo musical performance. prereq: Grad student, instructor consent
MU 8301 - Graduate Applied Music: Major Instrument
Credits: 2.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Studio lesson on major instrument or voice; one-half hour per week per credit. prereq: Advanced proficiency, grad student, instructor consent
MU 5627 - Art of Accompanying: Vocal Music
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Graduate Enrollment; credit will not be granted if already received for MU 3627
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Even Year
Vocal accompanying art song, recitative and aria, choral music, and functional skills (e.g., score reading, keyboard harmony). Vocal coaching techniques, listening to standard vocal repertoire, and performance. prereq: Graduate Enrollment; credit will not be granted if already received for MU 3627
MU 5628 - Art of Accompanying: Instrumental Music
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Prerequisites: Graduate enrollment; credit will not be given if already received for MU 3628
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Odd Year
Instrumental accompanying (string, brass, and woodwinds) and functional skills (e.g., score reading, keyboard harmony). Rehearsal techniques, listening to standard instrumental repertoire, performance. prereq: Graduate enrollment; credit will not be given if already received for MU 3628
MU 8401 - Graduate Music Pedagogy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and techniques of music pedagogy with emphasis on the student's applied field of study. prereq: Graduate Student or instructor consent
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of large jazz ensemble literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4512 - Chamber Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A choir performing vocal chamber music and music for smaller ensembles. pre-req: concurrent registration in 1511 or 4511; instructor consent
MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of music for vocal jazz ensemble. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4516 - Piano Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In this course, students will work on piano ensemble repertoire and refine their ability to play with other musicians. No grad credit
MU 5510 - Opera Studio
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Opera production techniques; performance of solo and ensemble opera literature. prereq: 3510 or equivalent, Grad student or instructor consent
MU 4541 - Chamber Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of chamber music literature, classical and/or jazz. prereq: instructor consent
MU 4621 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum I
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Fall Odd Year
Principles and materials for teaching elementary piano students; supervised practice teaching. prereq: Music major or instructor consent
MU 4622 - Piano Pedagogy and Practicum II
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Spring Even Year
Principles and materials for teaching intermediate piano students; supervised practice teaching. prereq: Mu 4621 or instructor consent
MU 5205 - Instrumental Solo Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of instrumental solo literature within the student's applied field of study. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A historical survey of standard repertoire for solo voice in art song, opera, and oratorio; focus varies by semester. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of chamber music literature with emphasis on student's major applied area. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Half-hour weekly studio lesson; instrument or voice. prereq: Intermediate proficiency, grad student, instructor consent; may be repeated
MU 8991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Directed study in areas of student interest arranged with instructor before registration; written report required. prereq: Grad student, instructor consent
MU 8300 - Graduate Recital
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and presentation of a solo musical performance. prereq: Grad student, instructor consent
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Half-hour weekly studio lesson; instrument or voice. prereq: Intermediate proficiency, grad student, instructor consent; may be repeated
EDAD 5913 - Communication and Community Relations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Summer
Schools' public and media relations, communication needs of internal/external publics, processes to solicit support for initiatives, review of crises plans. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate program admission or instructor consent
EDAD 5914 - Education Policy
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Decision-making and school governance based on current laws and mandates. Rules, reporting, and regulations governing private, public, parochial, BIE, Community Education, and Alternative schools will be studied including special education, data privacy, right to know, liability. Tribal school policy and relations with independent districts will be examined. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission instr consent; no Grad School cr
EDAD 5918 - Continuous Improvement Processes for Schools
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
Examines effective data-driven continuous improvement best practices in schools. Learners will examine strategic planning, accreditation processes, state and federal accountability, AYP, reporting in order to continue funding flow and establishment of effective leadership terms. prereq: EdAd lic program or collegiate graduate program admission or instructor consent
EDUC 7008 - Curriculum Theory and Design
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Broad-based foundational course designed to study advanced learning theory and curriculum design, and develop skills in critical analysis of teaching application and student outcomes. Focuses on the importance of working in the context of a professional community. prereq: MEd student or instructor consent; credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 7008
EDUC 7009 - Assessment of Learning
Credits: 3.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall, Spring & Summer
Focuses on the design and application of appropriate learning assessment strategies that consider the pedagogical intent, state, federal, and subject standards, and the diversity for all learners. Teaching theory and practice will be viewed in the context of learning assessment. prereq: MEd candidate; credit will not be granted if already received for EHS 7009
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of large jazz ensemble literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4512 - Chamber Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A choir performing vocal chamber music and music for smaller ensembles. pre-req: concurrent registration in 1511 or 4511; instructor consent
MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of music for vocal jazz ensemble. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4516 - Piano Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In this course, students will work on piano ensemble repertoire and refine their ability to play with other musicians. No grad credit
MU 4541 - Chamber Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of chamber music literature, classical and/or jazz. prereq: instructor consent
MU 5510 - Opera Studio
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Opera production techniques; performance of solo and ensemble opera literature. prereq: 3510 or equivalent, Grad student or instructor consent
MU 8600 - Methods of Research in Music Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 9.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey and analysis of current issues in music education research and/or practice. prereq: Graduate student or instructor consent
MU 8601 - Foundations of Music Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and foundations of philosophical aesthetics, psychology of music, music advocacy, history of music education, current issues and research in music learning. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 8605 - Curricular Trends in Music Education
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Techniques, theories, and models of music and arts leadership; considerations for supervising music personnel, facilities, budgets, curricular programs, and policies. prereq: Graduate student or instructor consent
MU 5203 - Advanced Choral Literature
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of representative choral literature from various periods of music history. prereq: 3702 or instructor consent
MU 5204 - Instrumental Ensemble Literature
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of major works for large wind and orchestral ensembles. prereq: Grad Student or instructor consent
MU 5205 - Instrumental Solo Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of instrumental solo literature within the student's applied field of study. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A historical survey of standard repertoire for solo voice in art song, opera, and oratorio; focus varies by semester. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of chamber music literature with emphasis on student's major applied area. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5208 - Vocal Chamber Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A survey of standard repertoire for solo voice with chamber ensembles. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Half-hour weekly studio lesson; instrument or voice. prereq: Intermediate proficiency, grad student, instructor consent; may be repeated
MU 8701 - Graduate Applied Conducting
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Studio lessons in conducting; one half-hour per week per credit. prereq: 3702, 3706 or equivalent; Graduate Student or instructor consent
MU 8991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Directed study in areas of student interest arranged with instructor before registration; written report required. prereq: Grad student, instructor consent
MU 8899 - Directed Project in Music Education
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Directed project, Plan B. Research project on selected theoretical or practical issue/topic in Music Education. prereq: Grad, instructor consent
MU 8301 - Graduate Applied Music: Major Instrument
Credits: 2.0 [max 10.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Studio lesson on major instrument or voice; one-half hour per week per credit. prereq: Advanced proficiency, grad student, instructor consent
MU 4505 - Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of large jazz ensemble literature. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4512 - Chamber Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A choir performing vocal chamber music and music for smaller ensembles. pre-req: concurrent registration in 1511 or 4511; instructor consent
MU 4513 - Vocal Jazz Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of music for vocal jazz ensemble. prereq: Instructor determines placement
MU 4516 - Piano Ensemble
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
In this course, students will work on piano ensemble repertoire and refine their ability to play with other musicians. No grad credit
MU 4541 - Chamber Music
Credits: 1.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Study and performance of chamber music literature, classical and/or jazz. prereq: instructor consent
MU 5510 - Opera Studio
Credits: 1.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Opera production techniques; performance of solo and ensemble opera literature. prereq: 3510 or equivalent, Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5204 - Instrumental Ensemble Literature
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of major works for large wind and orchestral ensembles. prereq: Grad Student or instructor consent
MU 5205 - Instrumental Solo Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Survey of instrumental solo literature within the student's applied field of study. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5207 - Instrumental Chamber Music Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of chamber music literature with emphasis on student's major applied area. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5206 - Vocal Solo Literature
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 5.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A historical survey of standard repertoire for solo voice in art song, opera, and oratorio; focus varies by semester. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 8401 - Graduate Music Pedagogy
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Spring
Principles and techniques of music pedagogy with emphasis on the student's applied field of study. prereq: Graduate Student or instructor consent
MU 5203 - Advanced Choral Literature
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Study of representative choral literature from various periods of music history. prereq: 3702 or instructor consent
MU 5208 - Vocal Chamber Literature
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
A survey of standard repertoire for solo voice with chamber ensembles. prereq: Grad student or instructor consent
MU 5210 - The Professional Singer: Entrepreneurship for Opera Singers
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Spring
The study and application of audition skills for the opera singer. pre-req: Music major with concurrent registration in MU 4311 or 8301 and instructor consent
MU 8302 - Graduate Applied Music: Secondary Instrument
Credits: 1.0 [max 4.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Half-hour weekly studio lesson; instrument or voice. prereq: Intermediate proficiency, grad student, instructor consent; may be repeated
MU 8701 - Graduate Applied Conducting
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 12.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Studio lessons in conducting; one half-hour per week per credit. prereq: 3702, 3706 or equivalent; Graduate Student or instructor consent
MU 8991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Directed study in areas of student interest arranged with instructor before registration; written report required. prereq: Grad student, instructor consent
MU 8991 - Independent Study
Credits: 1.0 -2.0 [max 6.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Periodic Fall & Spring
Directed study in areas of student interest arranged with instructor before registration; written report required. prereq: Grad student, instructor consent
MU 8300 - Graduate Recital
Credits: 1.0 [max 2.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Preparation and presentation of a solo musical performance. prereq: Grad student, instructor consent