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Department of Music

Theresa Bogard, Department Head
258 Fine Arts Building
Phone: (307) 766-5242, FAX: (307) 766-5326
Web site: http://www.uwyo.edu/music

Professors

STEVE BARNHART, B.M.E. Texas Tech University 1973; M.M. North Texas State University 1980; D.M.A. University of Kansas 1989. Professor of Music 2002, 1990. Percussion.
ROBERT BELSER, B.M.E. Central Missouri State University 1977; M.S. M.E University of Illinois 1982; D.M.A. University of Iowa 1994; Professor of Music 2008, 1995. Director of Bands, Conducting, Music Education.
THERESA L. BOGARD, B.M. University of Colorado 1983; M.M. Eastman School of Music 1985; D.M.A. University of Colorado 1990; Professor of Music 2004, 1992. Keyboard, Keyboard Area Coordinator, Piano, Theory.
DAVID J. BRINKMAN, B.M.E. University of Nebraska 1971; M.M. 1991; Ph.D. University of Nebraska-Lincoln 1994; Professor of Music 2005, 1995; Music Education.
RODNEY GARNETT, B.M.E. University of Colorado 1975; M.M. 1986; Professor of Music 2003, 1991. World Music.
MICHAEL GRIFFITH, B.M.E. Michigan State University 1973; M.M. 1975; D.M.A. University of Colorado 1994; Professor of Music 2001, 1989. Conducting, Woodwinds.
LARRY L. HENSEL. B.A. Macalester College 1981; M.M. 1984; D.M.A in Performance and Literature, Eastman School of Music 1993; Professor of Music 2007, 1996. Vocal Arts Area Coordinator, Voice, Opera Theatre, Vocal Literature.
JAMES PRZYGOCKI, B.M. Western Michigan University 1979; M.M. Indiana University 1984; Professor of Music 2005, 1993. Viola, String Methods, Music Education.
J. SCOTT TURPEN, B.M.E. Boise State University 1994; M.M. University of Georgia 1996; D.M.A. 1999; Professor of Music 2012, 2001. Director of Jazz Studies, Saxophone.
KATRINA ZOOK, B.M. Oberlin College 1986; M.M. University of California-Santa Barbara 1992; D.M.A. Eastman School of Music 2000; Professor of Music 2011, 1999. Voice, Music Appreciation, Vocal Methods, Vocal Pedagogy.

Associate Professors

JOHN FADIAL, B.M. North Carolina School of the Arts 1987; M.M. Eastman School of Music 1989; D.M.A. University of Maryland 1995; Associate Professor of Music 2008. Violin.
ANNE GUZZO, B.M. University of New Mexico 1992; M.A. University of California, Santa Cruz 1996; Ph.D. University of California, Davis 2002; Associate Professor of Music 2011, 2006. Composition, Theory.

Assistant Professors

NICOLE LAMARTINE, B.M. New Mexico State 1998; M.M. 2000; D.M.A. University of Arizona 2003; Assistant Professor of Music 2008. Director of Choirs.
BLAKE MCGEE, B.M. University of Minnesota 2001; M.M. 2004; D.M.A. University of Oregon 2004; Assistant Professor of Music 2010. Clarinet, Musicology.
SCOTT MEREDITH, B.M., B.M.E. University of Northern Colorado 1996; M.M. 2003; D.M.A. University of North Texas 2008; Assistant Professor of Music 2009. Trumpet.
BETH VANDERBORGH, B.M. Manhattan School of Music 1988; M.M. Eastman School of Music 1990; D.M.A. University of Maryland 1995; Assistant Professor of Music 2008. Cello.
CHI-CHEN WU, B.F.A. National Taiwan Normal University 1998; M.M. New England Conservatory 2002; Ph.D. New England Conservatory 2006; Assistant Professor of Music 2012. Piano and Collaborative Piano.

Lecturers

McKeage, Sinift, J. Turpen, Vreeman, Williamson

Part-time Lecturers

Berlinsky, Boddicker, Hart, Hoffman, Johnston, Latchininsky, LaTouche, Bird Reynolds, Riner, Strampe

Professors Emeriti

Gordon Childs, Julia Combs, Frederick Gersten, Brian Hanly,  Edgar Lewis, William Stacy, Carlyle Weiss 

Music

The Department of Music offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs which combine scholarship with performance, theory with practice and the academic with the creative. It also provides an opportunity for the study and performance of music by university students who are not majors in music. By giving concerts, workshops and lectures throughout the state of Wyoming through the Fine Arts Outreach Program, the music department serves as a musical resource for the entire state. The music department is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music.

Procedures and requirements are listed in the music department Student Handbook which is available online at www.uwyo.edu/music/forms/index.html. The music department Student Handbook and the University Catalog are binding documents for the degree programs listed below. Students must receive a "C" or better in all courses designated MUSC to satisfy department degree requirements. A student's transfer courses in music must also reflect a "C" or better to be accepted for credit.

An audition is required to become a Music major or minor.  The 3 Steps to Becoming a Music Major are:

  1. Apply for admission to the University of Wyoming (http://www.uwyo.edu/admissions/).
  2. Audition for admittance as a Music major and for Music scholarships.  Audition and scholarship information may be found at www.uwyo.edu/music.  All Music majors and minors MUST audition to be admitted to the Music program.
  3. Perform at an acceptable level, and you are in!

Degrees

Bachelor of Arts (with major in music): A program designed for the student who desires a broadly-based liberal arts program.

Bachelor of Music Performance: A four-year course of study designed for students who wish to prepare for a professional career as performer and applied teacher.

Bachelor of Music Education: A four-year course of study for the student who wishes to prepare for a career as a teacher of music in elementary or secondary schools in the instrumental, vocal, and general music fields.

Performer's (post-baccalaureate) Certificate

A non-degree course of study for the student seeking to improve professional performance skills. The program consists of a total of 30 credit hours from applied lessons, ensembles and electives to be selected in consultation with the major adviser. Prerequisites are demonstrated evidence of advanced performance proficiency through a live or taped audition, undergraduate degree in music, and admission to the university.

Music for Other Students

Music as an elective subject. Students from other departments of the university may, with consent of their adviser and applied instructor, elect private or class lessons in applied music (with or without previous training) and may enroll in any theory, music literature or activity course for which they are qualified. See the music department Student Handbook for requirements for a minor in music.

Organizations. Performance organizations include the Happy Jacks, Marching Band, Symphonic Band, Wind Ensemble, Collegiate Chorale, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, Singing Statesmen, Bel Canto, Women's Choir, and Opera Theatre. Other groups are brass, woodwind, string, percussion and piano ensembles, Vocal Jazz, Civic Chorus and Jazz Ensemble. Membership is open to qualified students in all colleges and departments of the university. Each year, in addition to frequent appearances on the campus, several of these organizations and groups are heard on tour in Wyoming and neighboring states.

Music Fees

For Individual Instruction:

One 1/2-hour lesson weekly, per semester: $144.00
One 1-hour lesson weekly, per semester: $288.00

For Music 4510, 4520, 4530, 4540, 4550 and 4560 (courses taken in the form of private lessons) a fee of $85.00 is assessed each semester.

Practice Rooms, per semester: $35.00
Music instrumental fee, per semester: $25.00
Music locker fee, per student, per semester: $15.00
Public School Methods fee, per class: $5.00

Undergraduate Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Music

All music majors must successfully complete MUSC 0200 Convocation (0 credit, S/U) each semester in residence and must enroll in lessons and one ensemble per semester. Each ensemble course is deemed to be a unique course even though the course number is not unique. To fulfill this degree requirement, students will be expected to enroll in ensembles at the lower and upper divisions a minimum of four times with a career maximum of 8. All music majors must pass the piano proficiency test during their sophomore year. Class Piano I-IV is highly recommended for majors with little piano background. Consult your advisor for specific information.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the UW Department of Music will develop the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of a musician (NASM Handbook, p. 85).

At the completion of the Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, students will be able to: (1) demonstrate a level of competence as solo and ensemble performers appropriate for a musician educated in the liberal arts, (2) demonstrate specific knowledge in music theory, music history, and general studies appropriate for their professional goals, and (3) demonstrate the ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively about the art of music.

Music Core

Courses

Hours

MUSC 1003 Introduction to Music

3

MuSC 0200 Convocation

0

MUSC 1030 Written Theory I

3

MUSC 1035 Aural Skills I

1

MUSC 1040 Written Theory II

3

MUSC 1045 Aural Skills II

1

MUSC 2030 Wirtten Theory III

3

MUSC 2040 Written Theory IV

3

MUSC 2050 Historical Survey I

3

MUSC 2055 Historical SUrvey II

3

MUSC 2395 Piano Proficiency

0

MUSC 3255 Sophomore Performance Jury

0

MUSC 4070 Conducting

3

MUSC **** Ensembles

8

MUSC 2*** Applied Lessons II

2

MUSC 3*** Applied Lessons III

2

MUSC 4*** Applied Lessons IV

2

MUSC 5*** Applied Lessons V

2

Music Electives (13 Hrs.)

Courses

Hours

MUSC 4010 Counterpoint

3

MUSC 4030 Form and Analysis

3

MUSC 4300 Instrumental and Arr

3

MUSC 4040 Composition

2

MUSC 4590 Senior Recital

2

MUSC 4320 Medieval Period

3

MUSC 4325 Renaissance Period

3

MUSC 4330 Baroque Period

3

MUSC 4335 Classic Period

3

MUSC 4340 Romantic Period

3

MUSC 4345 Contemporary Period

3

MUSC 4350 Hist and Lit of Jazz

3

MUSC 5410 Hist of Musical Instruments

2

University and College Requirements

In addition to the major requirements listed above, students must complete all university and College of Arts and Sciences requirements listed elsewhere in this Catalog. A minimum of 48 hours of the total degree must be at the junior/senior level. Check with your adviser about music courses which fulfill University Studies Program requirements.

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Instrumental Emphasis

All music majors must successfully complete MUSC 0200 Convocation (0 credit, S/U) each semester in residence and must enroll in lessons and one ensemble per semester. Each ensemble course is deemed to be a unique course even though the course number is not unique. To fulfill this degree requirement, students will be expected to enroll in ensembles at the lower and upper divisions a minimum of four times with a career maximum of 8. All music majors must pass the piano proficiency test during their sophomore year. Class Piano I-IV is highly recommended for majors with little piano background. Consult your advisor for specific information.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the UW Department of Music will develop the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of a musician (NASM Handbook, p. 85).

At the completion of the Bachelor of Music degree in Instrumental Performance, students will be able to: (1) demonstrate excellence as solo and ensemble performers to provide a basis for a professional career as a musician, (2) demonstrate specific knowledge in music theory, music history, and instrumental pedagogy to provide a basis for a professional career as a performing musician, and (3) demonstrate the ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively about the art of music.

Music Core

Courses

Hours

MUSC 1003 Introduction to Music

3

MUSC 0200 Convocation

0

MUSC 1030 Written THeory I

3

MUSC 1035 Aural Skills I

1

MUSC 1040 Written THeory II

3

MUSC 1045 Aural Skills II

1

MUSC 2030 Written Theory III

3

MUSC 2035 Aural Skills III

1

MUSC 2040 Written Theory IV

3

MUSC 2045 Aural Skills IV

1

MUSC 2050 Historical Survey I

3

MUSC 2055 Historical Survey II

3

MUSC 2395 Piano Proficiency

0

MUSC 3255 Sophomore Performance Jury

0

MUSC 3500 Junior Recital

0

MUSC 4010 Counterpoint

3

MUSC 4030 Form and Analysis

3

MUSC 4070 Conducting

3

MUSC 4300 Instrumentation and Arr

3

MUSC 4040 Composition

2

MUSC 4590 Senior Recital

2

MUSC **** Ensembles

8

MUSC 2*** Applied Lessons II

3-4

MUSC 3*** Applied Lessons IV

4

MUSC 5*** Applied Lessons V

4

Instrumental Emphasis

Course

Hours

MUSC 4615 Specific Pedagogy

2

Music Electives (9 hours)

Courses

Hours

MUSC 4320 Medieval Period

3

MUSC 4325 Renaissance Period

3

MUSC 4330 Baroque Period

3

MUSC 4335 Classic Period

3

MUSC 4340 Romantic Period

3

MUSC 4345 Contemporary Period

3

MUSC 4350 History and Lit of Jazz I

3

MUSC 5410 History of Musical Instruments

2

University and College Requirements

In addition to the major requirements listed above, students must complete all university and College of Arts and Sciences requirements listed elsewhere in this Catalog. A minimum of 48 hours of the total degree must be at the junior/senior level. Check with your adviser about music courses which fulfill University Studies Program requirements.

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Keyboard Emphasis

All music majors must successfully complete MUSC 0200 Convocation (0 credit, S/U) each semester in residence and must enroll in lessons and one ensemble per semester. Each ensemble course is deemed to be a unique course even though the course number is not unique. To fulfill this degree requirement, students will be expected to enroll in ensembles at the lower and upper divisions a minimum of four times with a career maximum of 8. All music majors must pass the piano proficiency test during their sophomore year. Class Piano I-IV is highly recommended for majors with little piano background. Consult your advisor for specific information.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the UW Department of Music will develop the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of a musician (NASM Handbook, p. 85).

At the completion of the Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Performance, students will be able to: (1) demonstrate excellence as solo and ensemble performers to provide a basis for a professional career as a musician, (2) demonstrate specific knowledge in music theory, music history, and piano pedagogy to provide a basis for a professional career as a performing musician, and (3) demonstrate the ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively about the art of music.

Music Core

Courses

Hours

MUSC 1003 Introduction to Music

3

MUSC 0200 Convocation

0

MUSC 1030 Written Theory I

3

MUSC 1035 Aural Skills I

1

MUSC 1040 Written THeory II

3

MUSC 1045 Aural Skills II

1

MUSC 2030 Written Theory III

3

MUSC 2035 Aural Skills III

1

MUSC 2040 Written THeory IV

3

MUSC 2045 Aural Skills IV

1

MUSC 2050 Historical Survey I

3

MUSC 2055 Historical Survey II

3

MUSC 2395 Piano Proficiency

0

MUSC 3255 Sophomore Performance Jury

0

MUSC 3500 Junior Recital

0

MUSC 4010 Counterpoint

3

MUSC 4030 Form and Analysis

3

MUSC 4070 Conducting

3

MUSC 4300 Instrumentation and Arr

3

MUSC 4590 Senior Recital

2

MUSC **** Ensembles/Accompan

8

MUSC 2*** Applied Lessons II

3-4

MUSC 3*** Applied Lessons III

4

MUSC 4*** Applied Lessons IV

4

MUSC 5*** Applied Lessons V

4

Keyboard Emphasis

Courses

Hours

MUSC 4600 Piano Pedagogy

2

MUSC 4650 Keyboard Literature

3

Music Electives

Music Electives (9 Hrs.)

Courses

Hours

MUSC 4320 Medieval Period

3

MUSC 4325 Renaissance Period

3

MUSC 4330 Baroque Period

3

MUSC 4335 Classical Period

3

MUSC 4340 Romantic Period

3

MUSC 4345 Contemporary Period

3

MUSC 4350 Hist and Lit of Jazz I

3

MUSC 5410 Hist of Musical Instruments

2

University and College Requirements

In addition to the major requirements listed above, students must complete all university and College of Arts and Sciences requirements listed elsewhere in this Catalog. A minimum of 48 hours of the total degree must be at the junior/senior level. Check with your adviser about music courses which fulfill University Studies Program requirements.

Bachelor of Music in Performance: Vocal Emphasis

All music majors must successfully complete MUSC 0200 Convocation (0 credit, S/U) each semester in residence and must enroll in lessons and one ensemble per semester. Each ensemble course is deemed to be a unique course even though the course number is not unique. To fulfill this degree requirement, students will be expected to enroll in ensembles at the lower and upper divisions a minimum of four times with a career maximum of 8. All music majors must pass the piano proficiency test during their sophomore year. Class Piano I-IV is highly recommended for majors with little piano background. Vocal majors must complete 8 hours of a single, traditional foreign language. Consult your advisor for specific information.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the UW Department of Music will develop the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of a musician (NASM Handbook, p. 85).

At the completion of the Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance, students will be able to: (1) demonstrate excellence as solo and ensemble performers to provide a basis for a professional career as a musician, (2) demonstrate specific knowledge in music theory, music history, and vocal pedagogy to provide a basis for a professional career as a performing musician, and (3) demonstrate the ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively about the art of music.

Music Core

Courses

Hours

MUSC 1003 Introduction to Music

3

MUSC 0200 Convocation

0

MUSC 1030 Wirtten Theory I

3

MUSC 1035 Aural Skills I

1

MUSC 1040 Written Theory II

3

MUSC 1045 Aural Skills II

1

MUSC 2030 Written Theory III

3

MUSC 2035 Aural Skills III

1

MUSC 2040 Written THeory IV

3

MUSC 2045 Aural Skills IV

1

MUSC 2050 Historical Survey I

3

MUSC 2055 Historical Survey II

3

MUSC 4010 Counterpoint

3

MUSC 4030 Form and Analysis

3

MUSC 4070 Conducting

3

MUSC 4300 Instrumentation and Arr

3

MUSC 4590 Senior Recital

2

MUSC **** Ensembles

8

MUSC 2270 Voice II

3-4

MUSC 3270 Voice III

4

MUSC 4270 Voice IV

4

MUSC 5270 Voice V

4

Vocal Emphasis

Courses

Hours

MUSC 2320 Diction for Singers I

2

MUSC 2325 Diction for Singers II

2

MUSC 4610 Vocal Pedagogy

2

Music Electives (9 Hrs.)

Courses

Hours

MUSC 4320 Medieval Period

3

MUSC 4325 Renaissance Period

3

MUSC 4330 Baroque Peirod

3

MUSC 4335 Classic Period

3

MUSC 4340 Romantic Period

3

MuSC 4345 Contemporary Period

3

MUSC 4350 Hist and Lit of Jazz

3

MUSC 5410 Hist of Musical Instruments

2

University and College Requirements

In addition to the major requirements listed above, students must complete all university and College of Arts and Sciences requirements listed elsewhere in this Catalog. A minimum of 48 hours of the total degree must be at the junior/senior level. Check with your adviser about music courses which fulfill University Studies Program requirements.

Bachelor of Music Education

All music majors must successfully complete MUSC 0200 Convocation (0 credit, S/U) each semester in residence and must enroll in lessons and one ensemble per semester. Each ensemble course is deemed to be a unique course even though the course number is not unique. To fulfill this degree requirement, students will be expected to enroll in ensembles at the lower and upper divisions a minimum of four times with a career maximum of 8. All music majors must pass the piano proficiency test during their sophomore year. Class Piano I-IV is highly recommended for majors with little piano background. Consult your advisor for specific information.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the UW Department of Music will develop the skills, concepts, and sensitivities essential to the professional life of a musician (NASM Handbook, p. 85).

At the completion of the Bachelor of Music Education degree, students will be able to: (1) demonstrate skill as solo and ensemble performers who can work as professional educators, (2) demonstrate specific knowledge in music theory, music history, and instrumental and vocal pedagogy to provide a basis for a professional career as a music educator, (3) demonstrate the ability to think, speak, and write clearly and effectively about the art of music, and (4) demonstrate the pedagogical background and teaching experience to function as effective K-12 music educators.

Music Core

Courses

Hours

MUSC 0200 Convocation

0

MUSC 1003 Introduction to Music

3

MUSC 1025 Introduction to Music Ed

2

MUSC 1030 Written Theory I

3

MUSC 1035 Aural Skills I

1

MUSC 1040 Written Theory II

3

MUSC 1045 Aural Skills II

1

MUSC 2030 Written Theory III

3

MUSC 2035 Aural Skills III

1

MUSC 2040 Written Theory IV

3

MUSC 2045 Aural Skills IV

1

MUSC 2050 Historical Survey I

3

MUSC 2055 Historical Survey II

3

MUSC 2395 Piano Proficiency

0

MUSC 3255 Sophomore Performance Jury

0

MUSC 4155 Senior Music Educaiton Reciatl

0

MUSC 1310 PSM: Brass I

1

MUSC 1315 PSM: Brass II

1

MUSC 1320 PSM: Percussion I

1

MUSC 1325 PSM: Percussion II

1

MUSC 1330 PSM: Strings I

1

MUSC 1335 PSM: Strings II

1

MUSC 1340 PSM: Voice

1

MUSC 1345 PSM: Voice II

1

MUSC 1350 PSM: WWinds I

1

MUSC 1355 PSM: WWinds II

1

MUSC 1360 PSM: Guitar

1

MUSC 4070 Conducting

3

MUSC 4300 Instrumentation and Arrangement

3

MUSC 4620 Mus Ed Practicum

1

Applied Lessons

7

Ensembles

7

Brass, Woodwind and Percussion Emphasis

Courses

Hours

MUSC 4380 Jazz Techniques

2

MUSC 4750 Marching Techniques

1

MUSC 4780 Instr Conducting

2

Vocal/General Emphasis

Courses

Hours

MUSC 2320 Diction for Singers

2

MUSC 4790 Choral Conducting

2

String Emphasis

Courses

Hours

MUSC **** Secondary String Inst

2

MUSC 4780 Instr Conducting

2

Professional Education Requirements

Courses

Hours

EDST 2450 Human Lifespan Development

3

EDEX 2484 Intro to Special Education

3

MUSC 4255 Elementary and Secondary Methods: Practicum

2

MUSC 4265 Elementary and Secondary Music Teaching Methods

8

MUSC 4710 Residency in Teaching/Secondary

8

MUSC 4700 Residency in Teaching/Elementary

8

University and College Requirements

In addition to the major requirements listed above, students must complete all university requirements listed elsewhere in this Catalog. A minimum of 48 hours of the total degree must be at the junior/senior level. Check with your adviser about music courses which fulfill University Studies Program requirements.

 

Graduate Study

The Department of Music offers programs leading to the Master of Music in Performance and to the Master of Music Education.

The following prerequisites and credit hours will pertain to individual lessons for all the instruments and voice listed below. All students enrolled in MUSC 5080 through MUSC 5670 levels will be required to take a jury examination at the end of the semester to determine, in part, the final grade. (See current fee schedule for listing of fees in Individual Lessons.)

Program Specific Admission Requirements

In addition to the minimum requirements set forth in this Catalog, the Department of Music requires that applicants for graduate programs submit supplementary documentation of their preparation for advanced study in music.

Master of Music Education 

An earned, documented Bachelor of Music Education degree from an accredited institution of higher learning.

One year of teaching experience plus:

An active background in music education,

A DVD of classroom teaching and/or rehearsing,

A one- to three-page statement of music education philosophy,

Three letters of recommendation, one from an immediate supervisor, of teaching effectiveness.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate the advanced musical and pedagogical knowledge and research/writing skills necessary to enhance their teaching abilities in a P-16 vocal and/or instrumental teaching position.
  2. Students will demonstrate the advanced musical and pedagogical knowledge and research/writing/and communication skills necessary to solve contemporary music problems.

Master of Music in Performance

An earned, documented bachelor of music performance from an accredited institution of higher learning.

Live audition or a performance CD or DVD demonstrating:

A strong sense of musicality,

Technical proficiency,

Stylistically correct performance practices in at least three historical periods, where applicable,

A working knowledge of the standard repertoire,

Also, a portfolio of work showing concentrated activity on the major instrument or voice area.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Graduate students will be excellent performers on voice or instrument.
  2. Graduate students will demonstrate the advanced musical and pedagogical knowledge and research writing stills necessary to begin their professional performing career and/or demonstrate their readiness to teach at the college and/or university level and/or pursue doctoral degrees.

Program Specific Graduate Assistantships

Graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to defray some of the costs of graduate study and to provide practical experience working under the guidance of faculty members.

Criteria that are taken into account in awarding assistantships include: academic preparation, performing ability, and special skills that would prove valuable in carrying out the duties of the assistantship, as well as, needs of the department.

To be considered for a graduate assistantship, the candidate must be fully admitted through the university. The application for an assistantship is considered separately within the Department of Music, although the applications may be made concurrently. After considering the merits of the application, the department then nominates candidates to the university.

Applications for assistantships are due in the department on March 1. Contact the music department for more information.

Program Specific Degree Requirements

Master's Programs

Each of the degree programs consists of 30 semester hours of work composed of the following elements:

Basic music core (11 hours)

  • MUSC 5310. Bibliographical Research, 2 hours
  • Upper-division music history, 3 to 6 hours
  • Upper-division music theory, 3 to 6 hours

Major area courses (12-16 hours)

Thesis requirement (Plan A, four hours); (Plan B, zero hours)

  • The thesis requirement may be fulfilled under Plan A or Plan B as appropriate to the specific degree program. A proposal for a thesis or Plan B paper must be submitted to and approved by the Department of Music Graduate Committee.

Electives (0 to 7 hours)

Master of Music Education

Plan A or Plan B

To earn a Master of Music Education, students must complete the following requirements:

Basic music core, (11 hours)

Major area courses (12 - 15 hours)

  • EDRE 5530. Introduction to Research, 3 hours 
  • MUSC 5760. Music Education Seminar, 2 hours
  • MUSC 5720. Music Supervision, 2 hours
  • Music education electives, 5-8 hours
  • Thesis requirement (0 to 4 hours)
  • Plan A: MUSC 5960. Thesis Research, four hours (the thesis must be on a music education topic), or
  • Plan B: Plan B paper, plus extra courses, 0 hours

Electives (4 to 7 hours)

Master of Music in Performance

Plan B

To earn a Master of Music in Performance, students must complete the following requirements:

Basic music core (11 hours minimum)

Major area courses (16 hours minimum)

  • MUSC 5480-5670. Private Lessons in major instrument or voice. A minimum of 8 hours.
  • MUSC 5770-5890. Ensembles, 2 hours
  • MUSC 5680. Graduate Recital, 2 hours. A faculty jury must approve a recital given for credit one month prior to the performance. The faculty jury will determine the grade after the performance.
  • MUSC 5390. Performance Practice and Interpretation, 2 hours
  • MUSC 5320. Advanced Seminar, 2 hours
  • MUSC 5***. Advanced Teaching Methods (pedagogy), 2 hours

Requirement in lieu of thesis:

  • Plan B paper, or 1 hour lecture-recital

Foreign language requirement (voice majors only). Singers must demonstrate acceptable proficiency in singing in Italian, German, French, and English.

Electives (0 to 3 hours)

Both degrees require successful completion of the written comprehensive exams, which cover theory, history, and the major area.

Music (MUSC) Courses

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