2017-2018 Graduate Studies Catalog

118 Special topics in music theory/composition. May be repeated as topic is changed. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. MUTC 6231 Individual Projects in Musical Analysis Directed study of special topics in analysis. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor. MUTC 6233, 6234 Advanced Composition (2-2-X) Composition of large forms using traditional and contemporary techniques. Performance of student compositions is included. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the core undergraduate courses in harmony, form and analysis, composition, and orchestration. MUTC 6235 Advanced Counterpoint (2-2-0) Extensive study and composition of 19th through 20th century counterpoint. Performance of student compositions is included. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the core undergraduate courses in harmony, form and analysis, counterpoint, and orchestration. (Spring, odd years) MUTC 6236 Advanced Orchestration (2-2-X) Study of and scoring for large ensembles concentrating on literature of the 19th and 20th centuries. Prerequisites: Successful completion of the core undergraduate courses in harmony, form and analysis, counterpoint, and orchestration. (Fall, even years) MUTC 6391, 6392 Thesis (3-3-0) The thesis requirement is designed to provide the student with an opportunity for advanced research (theory emphasis) or composition (composition emphasis). 1. A student with a theory emphasis will produce a substantial research document in which he or she explores a topic selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. 2. A student with a composition emphasis will compose an original composition, of which the form and ensemble complement are selected in consultation with a faculty advisor. 3. Prose elements of the thesis document must follow the guidelines of the School of Music (Turbian) and the Office of Graduate Studies. A thesis processing fee is assessed. Composition emphasis students will also be required to present a substantial paper/lecture on a theoretical research topic chosen by the student in consultation with a faculty advisor. The paper/lecture can be integrated into the curriculum in one of the following classes: Advanced Counterpoint, Advanced Orchestration, History of Music Theory, Post-tonal Analysis, Schenkerian Analysis, and Theory Pedagogy. Note: After beginning work on the thesis, continuous enrollment in Thesis or Thesis Renewal is required for all fall and spring semesters until completion of the thesis. Summer enrollment is required if the student anticipates working on the thesis or completing the degree during either summer term. MUTC 6193 Thesis Renewal (1-0-0) A graduate student who has successfully completed six hours of thesis credit (6391 and 6392) must be continuously enrolled for all fall and spring semesters until completion of the thesis. Summer enrollment is required if the student anticipates working on the thesis or completing the degree during the summer term. It does not apply toward the total semester hours required for the degree.

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