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Graduation Requirements

In order to receive the Master of Music degree, students must complete all required courses

including any leveling work, successfully complete the comprehensive examination, and

successfully complete the culminating work of the particular degree option (recital, thesis,

composition, or final project).

Performance

Instrumental, Vocal, or Conducting Emphasis

Major Field

MUPS (6000 level) Performance Study ..............................................................................9

MUPS 6101 Recital ............................................................................................................1

MUHL 6241 Directed Independent Studies in Music Literature ........................................2

Music Core

MUTC 6231 Individual Projects in Music Analysis ...........................................................2

MUPC 5311, 5321, 5331, 5341, 5351, 5361, or 5371, 5381

(Pedagogy—major performance area) ................................................................................3

MUHL 5315, 5325, 5335, 5345, 5355, 5365, or 5375, 5385

(Performance Literature—major performance area) .........................................................3

MUHL 5241, 5242, 5243, or 5244 .....................................................................................2

MUTC 6236 Advanced Orchestration (conducting majors only) ...................................0–2

Supportive Courses

MUHL 6341 Introduction to Research Techniques ............................................................3

MUTC (see Note 1: MUTC Curriculum Selection List) ................................................4–5

MUHL 5241, 5242, 5243, 5244, 5247, or 5299* ................................................................2

TOTAL PERFORMANCE DEGREE ....................................................................30–33

*Note: MUHL 5099 courses will NOT substitute for required period courses in the Music Core

Performance Study courses may be repeated for credit

Recital

With the advance approval of the graduate committee, all performance majors will present a public

recital covering a variety of styles, including a major work or works for the particular medium. A

scholarly and original analysis of the various works included on the program must be presented in

thesis form as part of the recital requirement. The major professor will be responsible for

determining the focus and scope of the paper. In order for performance students to be approved

for graduation, the recital and the analytical paper must be judged by the student’s committee to

be satisfactory in the areas of public appearance, proper form, and quality.

Music Education

The Master of Music degree with a major in music education is designed to give students an

opportunity to improve musicianship skills, pursue in-depth study of repertoire and pedagogy in

the chosen area, and to develop a broad knowledge of current issues in music education.

Two degree options are available in the Master of Music (music education) degree:

Thesis Option

The traditional thesis program provides the student with a broad background in music history and

literature, theory, and applied studies. The thesis is an original study of some aspect of music

education in a philosophical, historical, or empirical mode. The thesis option is strongly

recommended for students who may pursue doctoral studies, and for those interested in music

supervision and administration.

Major Field