Music - Master of Music (M.M.) - Music Education

Master of Music (M.M.) - Music - Music Education

College of the Arts and Media

Degree Specific Credits: 33-39

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Catalog Year: 2022-23

Notes/Description

  • This degree may be completed fully online or blended (i.e. hybrid of both face-to-face and fully online coursework).

  • Students may choose to complete a thesis or project, or complete a non-thesis/project option with additional credits required.

  • Courses not exclusively offered online can be requested as an online version (e.g. video-conference lessons in Applied Study). Please consult your major advisor.

  • Additional Studies in Music and Electives are chosen in consultation with the major advisor and may include a limited number of Music Education Workshops, ordinarily offered during Summer Session. Potential courses: courses from the Creative Pulse program (using MUSE course numbers), MUSI 491 Special Topics in Music, Graduate-level courses from the Phyllis J. Washington College of Education. There may be other possibilities. Please contact your major advisor to discuss potential course choices for these categories.

  • Independent Study or Special Topics courses may be substituted for any courses within Applied Study and Music History/Literature with the approval of the major advisor and the faculty member directing the independent study or teaching the special topics course.

  • At least 50% of the total program (excluding 3 credits of required ensemble participation) must be graduate (500-600) level.

  • A Final Defense is required of all students enrolled in this degree program. The Final Defense meeting can include a discussion of the student’s completed thesis/professional project and/or the student’s coursework. Students should consult their major advisor early in their degree program to begin the discussion of this meeting, including how a committee is formed. This meeting can be completed in-person or via video-conference.

Summary

Core Courses

29

Thesis/Project or Non-Thesis/Project Option

4-10

Total Hours

33-39


Core Courses

Code

Title

Hours

Complete all of the following courses:

MUSI 520

Research in Music

2

MUSE 521

Psychology of Music

2

MUSE 522

Philosophy of Music

2

MUSI 554

Analytical Techniques I

3

MUSI 555

Analytical Techniques II

3

Complete all of the following applied study courses:

MUSI 500

or MUSI 551

Secondary Perform Area

or Major Performance Area

2

MUSI 511

Advanced Conducting

2

Electives

2

Ensemble Participation

3

*Complete any music history/literature course 400-level or higher.

3

*Complete any music course 400-level or higher.

5

*With major advisor approval.

Total Hours

29

Minimum Required Grade: C

Thesis/Project or Non-Thesis/Project Option

Code

Title

Hours

Complete one of the following courses Thesis/Project Option:

MUSI 593

Professional Projects

4

MUSI 599

Thesis

4

Non-Thesis/Project Option:

10

Six (6) credits must be music courses. These may be similar to courses that would be appropriate to the “Additional Studies in Music” category above.

The remaining four (4) credits of coursework may serve as additional electives and be in any related field.

Total Hours

4-10

Minimum Required Grade: C