University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Master of Music

Master of Music

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

Notes

  • Electives are chosen in consultation with the major advisor.
  • Independent study may be substituted for required courses with the approval of the major advisor and the faculty member directing the study.
  • At least 50% of the program must be at 500-600 level.
  • In addition to the above graduate courses, three (3) credits of ensemble participation are required.
  • A Comprehensive Oral Exam must be passed after the completion of the professional project.
  • The professional project will present at least one work using music technology as a compositional tool.
  • Consult the Graduate Catalog for additional graduation requirements and procedures.

There are two areas of specialization for the M.M. in Music:

Master of Music (M.M.) in Composition

  • Electives are chosen in consultation with the major advisor.
  • Independent study may be substituted for required courses with the approval of the major advisor and the faculty member directing the study.
  • At least 50% of the program must be at 500-600 level.
  • In addition to the above graduate courses, three (3) credits of ensemble participation are required.
  • A Comprehensive Oral Exam must be passed after the completion of the professional project.
  • The professional project will present at least one work using music technology as a compositional tool.
  • Consult the Graduate Catalog for additional graduation requirements and procedures.

Master of Music (M.M.) in Performance

  • In addition to the above graduate level courses, three (3) credits of ensemble participation are required.
  • Electives are chosen in consultation with the major advisor.
  • Independent Study may be substituted for required courses with the approval of the major advisor and the faculty member directing the independent study.
  • At least 50% of the total program (excluding 3 credits of required ensemble participation) must be 500-600 level.
  • Consult the Graduate Catalog for additional graduation requirements and procedures.
  • A Comprehensive Oral Exam must be passed.

Summary

Required Courses30
Total Hours30

Courses

Required Courses - Composition 

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 500Secondary Perform Area2
or MUSI 551 Major Performance Area
MUSI 520Research in Music2
MUSI 554Analytical Techniques I3
MUSI 555Analytical Techniques II3
MUSI 559Composition6
MUSI 593Professional Projects2
Complete graduate level course in Music Technology4
Complete graduate level course in Music History4
Complete graduate level course in Music or Non-Music4
Total Hours30

Minimum Required Grade: C

Required Courses - Performance

Complete all of the following courses:
MUSI 520Research in Music2
MUSI 551Major Performance Area2
MUSI 554Analytical Techniques I3
MUSI 555Analytical Techniques II3
MUSI 559Composition6
MUSI 593Professional Projects2
Graduate level courses in Music History/Literature6
Graduate electives (4 may be non-music)6
Total Hours30

Minimum Required Grade: C