For more information on graduate programs at Dana, contact Dr. Stephen Ausmann, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music. Graduate Assistantships available in a variety of disciplines. Applications will be considered until all positions are filled. The entire graduate catalogue is available in Acrobat format from the Graduate Bulletin page.Program of Study 6900-level Applied Conducting 8 s.h. 6900-level Applied Vocal/Instrumental 4 s.h. 6942 or 6973 3 s.h. Music History/Music Theory Electives(selected from A-B)** 9 s.h. Music Literature (selected from F) 3 s.h. Music Electives (selected from A-F) 5 s.h. Total Semester Hours 32 s.h.
**Both areas must be represented in the course work. Electives may include up to 2 semester hours of ensemble courses and up to 4 additional semester hours of applied music courses. Selection is subject to results of entrance placement examination in music theory and music history. All music electives must be approved by the advisor.Music Theory and Composition (A) 5821, 5822 Composition for minors 2+2 s.h. 5828 Music Technology 3 s.h. 5830 Materials of 20th-century Music 3 s.h. 5831 Modal Counterpoint 3 s.h. 5832 Tonal Counterpoint 3 s.h. 5833 Theory Seminar 3 s.h. 5834 Electronic Music 3 s.h. 5840 Instrumentation 3 s.h. 6903, 6904 Advanced Composition 3+3 s.h. 6913 Pedagogy of Theory 3 s.h. 6916 Fugue 3 s.h. 6921, 6922 Seminar in Materials of Music 3 s.h. 6930, 6931, 6932, 6933 Baroque, Classic, Romantic, 20th Century 3+3+3+3 s.h.
Music History (B) 5871 Baroque 3 s.h. 5872 18th Century and the Viennese Classical School 3 s.h. 5873 Opera History 3 s.h. 5874 19th Century: The Romantic Period 3 s.h. 5878 Selected Topics in Music History 3 s.h. 6940 Music in the Middle Ages 3 s.h. 6941 Music in the Renaissance 3 s.h. 6943 Seminar in Musicology 3 s.h.
Music Education (C) 5814 Selected Topics in Music Education 2 s.h. 5841 Music Workshop 1-3 s.h. 6970 Foundations of Music Education 3 s.h. 6972 Seminar in Music Education 3 s.h. 6975 Music and the Humanities 3 s.h. 6976 Directed Study in Conducting 3 s.h. 6978 Contemporary Trends in Music Education 3 s.h. 6979 Workshop in Music Education 1-3 s.h. 6981 Elementary School Practicum 3 s.h. 6982 Secondary School Music Practicum 3 s.h.
Pedagogy (D) 5858 Piano Pedagogy 3 s.h. 5880 Vocal Pedagogy 1 s.h. 6913 Pedagogy of Theory 3 s.h. 6950 Conducting Pedagogy 2 s.h.
Music Literature (E) 5860 Keyboard Literature 3 s.h. 5879 Vocal Literature 3 s.h. 6944 Seminar on Symphonic Literature 3 s.h. 6945 Selected Topics in Music Literature 3 s.h.
Music Electives (F) 6942 Introduction to Music Bibliography 3 s.h. 6973 Research Methods and Materials in Music Education 3 s.h. 6990 Thesis 1 2 s.h. 6991 Thesis 2 2 s.h. 6992 Independent Projects 1-4 s.h.
Applicants for admission to graduate study in the M.M. degree must present a baccalaureate degree in music from an accredited college or university. Admission requires an unrecalculated undergraduate grade-point average of at least 2.7 (on a 4.0 scale). Students with less than a 2.7 average must provide satisfactory scores on the aptitude portion of the Graduate Record Examination. Upon admission and before the end of the first quarter of graduate study, each student must take a placement examination in music history and music theory. Failure to do so will result in an addition of 6 semester hours (three semester hours in music theory, three semester hours in music history) to the 32 semester-hour degree program. Theory/composition applicants must submit evidence of compositional or analytic activity. All performance degree applicants must audition on their principal instrument for acceptance to the appropriate applied music level. Students with a major in conducting performance must show evidence of conducting skill through an audition and interview.
Completion of all requirements outlined in respective courses of study.Candidates must meet whatever undergraduate foreign language requirements are appropriate to their major. Music history and literature majors must pass a written examination in at least one foreign language, preferable French or German, before initiating thesis research. Students with a major in voice performance are expected to have completed at least 6 semester hours each in French, German, and Italian, or the equivalent.Students who fail to meet the standards set by the School of Music may, upon recommendation of the Dana Graduate Committee, be required to withdraw at the end of the semester. Any student with an overall grade-point average below 3.0 (i.e. not in good standing) for two consecutive semesters shall be dismissed from the master's program in music.A final qualifying examination is required of all M.M. candidates. For thesis students, the examination will be included in the thesis defense, which shall be conducted by a committee composed of three graduate faculty members, one of whom will be from outside the student's major area. The thesis committee shall be appointed by the student's advisor when the thesis proposal is accepted by the Graduate Committee. Performance majors will submit a document supporting the recital. Music education majors electing the nonthesis option will take the music education exit examination. Procedural regulations governing the final qualifying examination are available from the office of the faculty member in charge of graduate studies in music.Thesis students who have completed 6990 and 6991, Thesis I and II (2+2 s.h.), and have completed all course requirements but have not defended the thesis, are required to maintain current student status if they expect to receive advisor or committee assistance or utilize University services (e.g. library, computer, parking, etc.) This can be accomplished by registering for one hour of Music 6991.
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