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Lamont School of Music 2013-2014

Degree Requirements

Master of Arts in Musicology

Course Requirements
Total Quarter Hours - 45 hrs.

Concentration Area
Musicology courses (16 hrs.)
Thesis Research (5 hrs.)

Other Studies in Music
Introduction to Graduate Study in Music (4 hrs.)
Music theory courses (8 hrs.)

Electives
MUAC, MUPR and/or MUEN course(s) (4 hrs.) Courses in areas outside of music (8 hrs.)

Other Requirements

Tool
Ability to read relevant music-based documents in at least one Western language other than English, as demonstrated by completion of at least two years of study of that language at the college level or a language tool examination in that language

Thesis
A thesis that constitutes an original contribution of research to the field

Final Examinations
Written comprehensive final examination
Oral comprehensive final examination, including defense of the thesis

Master of Arts in Music Theory

Course Requirements
Total Quarter Hours - 45 hrs.

Concentration Area
Music Theory courses (12 hrs.)
Thesis Research (5 hrs.)

Other Studies in Music
Introduction to Graduate Study in Music (4 hrs.) Musicology courses (8 hrs.)

Electives
Courses at the 3000- and/or 4000-level (16 hrs.), of which no more than 8 hrs. may be in areas outside of music and all of which must be approved by the Music Theory Department Chair

Other Requirements

Thesis
A thesis that constitutes an original contribution of research to the field

Final Examination
Oral comprehensive final examination, including defense of the thesis

Master of Music in Composition

Course Requirements
Total Quarter Hours - 50 hrs.

Concentration Area

  • Non-Jazz Emphasis
    • Studio composition (12 hrs.)
    • Courses in Music Theory (12 hrs.)
    • Composition Seminar (6 hrs.)
  • Jazz Emphasis
    • Studio composition (12 hrs.)
    • Courses from the Jazz and Commercial Music curriculum, selected in consultation with the student's adviser (12 hrs.)

Other Studies in Music
Introduction to Graduate Study in Music (4 hrs.) Musicology course (4 hrs.)
Music theory course (4 hrs.)

Electives
MUAC, MUPR, MUEN, and/or non-music courses, of which 4 hrs. must be in musicology, music theory, or composition; no more than 4 hrs. may be in performance; and no more than 4 hrs. may be outside of music (these hours must include Tonal Counterpoint if the equivalents was not completed during undergraduate study) (8 hrs.)

Other Requirements

Recital
Submission of at least one composition for every end-of- quarter new music concert

Final Examination

  • Non-Jazz Emphasis
    • Written comprehensive final examination Oral comprehensive final examination
  • Jazz Emphasis
    • Oral comprehensive final examination

Master of Music in Conducting

Course Requirements
Total Quarter Hours - 50 hrs.

Concentration Area
Conducting Tutorial (12 hrs.)
Other courses (12 hrs.)

  • Choral Emphasis
    • Advanced Orchestral Conducting (2 hrs.)
    • Advanced Wind Conducting (2 hrs.)
    • Choral Pedagogy or Vocal Pedagogy (4 hrs.)
    • Choral Literature (4 hrs.)
  • Orchestral Emphasis
    • Advanced Choral Conducting (2 hrs.)
    • Advanced Wind Conducting (2 hrs.)
    • Movement course (4 hrs.)
    • Orchestral literature course (4 hrs.)
  • Wind Emphasis
    • Advanced Orchestral Conducting (2 hrs.)
    • Advanced Choral Conducting (2 hrs.)
    • Movement course (4 hrs.)
    • Advanced Wind Literature (4 hrs.)

Other Studies in Music

Introduction to Graduate Study in Music (4 hrs.) Musicology course (4 hrs.)
Music theory course (4 hrs.)
Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Choral Emphasis
    • Chorale (6 hrs.)
  • Orchestral Emphasis
    • Symphony Orchestra (6 hrs.)
  • Wind Emphasis
    • Wind Ensemble (6 hrs.)

Electives
MUAC, MUPR, MUEN, and/or non-music courses, of which 4 hrs. must be in musicology, music theory, or composition; no more than 4 hrs. may be in performance; and no more than 4 hrs. may be outside of music. (8 hrs.)

Other Requirements

Ensemble Participation
Participation in at least one major ensemble each quarter, whether or not it is taken for credit

Recital
One full-length conducting recital

Final Examination
Written comprehensive final examination oral comprehensive final examination

Master of Music in Pedagogy

Course Requirements
Total Quarter Hours
Cello (Suzuki) and Violin (Suzuki) Pedagogy Emphases- 55 hrs.
Piano Pedagogy Emphasis - 59 hrs.

Concentration Area
Studio performance (12 hrs.)
Pedagogy courses

  • Cello (Suzuki) and Violin (Suzuki) Pedagogy Emphases - (17 hrs.)
    • Suzuki Seminar I/II (12 hrs.)
    • Teaching Note Reading (2 hrs.)
    • Suzuki Practicum (3 hrs.)
  • Piano Pedagogy Emphasis (21 hrs.)
    • Professional Foundations in Music Education/Piano Pedagogy (6 hrs.)
    • Introduction to Research in Music Education
    • (2 hrs.)
    • Three of the following Seminars in Piano Pedagogy (6 hrs.)
      • • Preschool Children (2 hrs.)
      • • Elementary-Level Children (2 hrs.)
      • • Intermediate-Level Children (2 hrs.)
      • • Elementary/Intermediate-Level Adults (2 hrs.) Advanced Students (2 hrs.)
    • Piano Teaching Practicum (3 hrs.)
    • Thesis Research (4 hrs.)

Other Studies in Music
Introduction to Graduate Study in Music (4 hrs.)
Musicology course (4 hrs.)
Music theory course (4 hrs.)
Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)

  • Cello (Suzuki) and Violin (Suzuki) Pedagogy Emphases Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Piano Pedagogy Emphasis Piano Accompanying (6 hrs.)

Electives
MUAC, MUPR, MUEN, and/or non-music courses, of which 4 hrs. must be in musicology, music theory, or composition; no more than 4 hrs. may be in performance; and no more than 4 hrs. may be outside of music. (8 hrs.)

Other Requirements
Ensemble Participation

  • Cello (Suzuki) and Violin (Suzuki) Pedagogy Emphases - Participation in at least two major ensembles each quarter, whether or not they are taken for credit
  • Piano Pedagogy Emphasis - Participation in the piano accompanying program each quarter, whether or not it is taken for credit toward the ensemble requirement listed above under course requirements. An accompanying load that is equivalent to participation in two major ensembles will be determined by the coordinator of the program.

Recital
One full-length performance recital

Thesis

  • Cello (Suzuki) and Violin (Suzuki) Pedagogy Emphases - N/A
  • Piano Pedagogy Emphasis - A thesis that constitutes an original contribution of research to the field

Final Examination
Final teaching demonstration
Final oral comprehensive examination

  • Cello (Suzuki) and Violin (Suzuki) Pedagogy Emphases - Final oral comprehensive examination
  • Piano Pedagogy Emphasis - Final oral comprehensive examination, including defense of the thesis

Master of Music in Performance

Course Requirements
Total Quarter Hours - 50 hrs.

Concentration Area
Studio performance (12 hrs.)
Other courses (18 hrs.)

  • Accordion, Bassoon, Clarinet, Flute, Harp, Oboe,  Percussion, Saxophone Emphases
    • Pedagogy and Repertoire (8 hrs.)
    • Area electives (4 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Carillon Emphasis
    • Carillon Repertoire (8 hrs.)
    • Carillon History and Mechanics (4 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Cello Emphasis
    • Pedagogy and Repertoire or Suzuki Pedagogy Seminar I (4 hrs.)
    • Orchestral Excerpts or Suzuki Pedagogy Seminar I/II (4 hrs.)
    • Area electives (4 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Double Bass Emphasis
    • Pedagogy and Repertoire (4 hrs.)
    • Orchestral Excerpts (4 hrs.)
    • Area electives (4 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • French Horn, Trombone, Trumpet, and Tuba Emphases
    • Pedagogy and Repertoire (4 hrs.)
    • Professional Brass Techniques (4 hrs.)
    • Area electives (4 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Guitar Emphasis
    • Pedagogy and Repertoire (8 hrs.) or Advanced Repertoire (6 hrs.)
    • Area electives; 4 hrs. if Pedagogy and Repertoire taken; 6 hrs. if Advanced Repertoire taken
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Organ Emphasis
    • Pedagogy and Repertoire (6 hrs.)
    • Organ Improvisation (6 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Piano Emphasis
    • If equivalent of Piano Repertoire was not completed in an undergraduate degree:
    • Piano Repertoire (8 hrs.) and Advanced Keyboard Literature (4 hrs.)
    • If equivalent of Piano Repertoire was completed in an undergraduate degree:
    • Advanced Keyboard Literature (8 hrs.) and area electives (4 hrs.)
    • Piano Accompanying (6 hrs.)
  • Viola Emphasis
    • Orchestral Excerpts Viola (8 hrs.)
    • Area electives (4 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Violin Emphasis
    • Suzuki Pedagogy Seminar I (4 hrs.)
    • Orchestral Excerpts or Suzuki Pedagogy Seminar I/II (4 hrs.)
    • Area electives (4 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Voice Emphasis
    • Voice Repertoire (6 hrs.) Voice Diction (2 hrs.)
    • Area electives (4 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)
  • Jazz Emphasis in Accordion, Bassoon, Cello, Clarinet, Double Bass, Flute, French Horn, Guitar, Harp, Oboe, Organ, Percussion, Piano, Trombone, Trumpet, Tuba, Violin, Viola or Voice
    • Jazz studio courses in the major instrument (12 hrs.)
    • Courses from the Jazz and Commercial Music curriculum, selected in consultation with the student's adviser (12 hrs.)
    • Ensemble courses (6 hrs.)

Other Studies in Music
Introduction to Graduate Study in Music (4 hrs.) Musicology course (4 hrs.)
Music theory course (4 hrs.)

Electives
Non-voice Emphases
MUAC, MUPR, MUEN, and/or non-music courses, of which 4 hrs. must be in musicology, music theory, or composition; no more than 4 hrs. may be in performance; and no more than 4 hrs. may be outside of music (8 hrs.)

Voice Emphasis
MUAC, MUPR, MUEN, and/or non-music courses, of which 4 hrs. must be in musicology, music theory, or composition; no more than 4 hrs. may be in performance; and no more than 4 hrs. may be outside of music (these hours must include Voice Pedagogy ,4 hrs. if the equivalent was not completed during undergraduate study (8 hrs.)

Other Requirements

Ensemble Participation
All MM students must audition for the appropriate large ensemble(s) in their area and must register and/or participate in two ensembles on their major instrument or voice as assigned by faculty each quarter of enrollment regardless of whether or not the credit requirement has been fulfilled. Students may participate with or without registration, in more than two ensembles.

All MM Voice students must audition for the appropriate large ensemble(s) in their area must register and/or participate in two ensembles as assigned by faculty for three quarters and participate in one ensemble per quarter for all other quarters of enrollment regardless of whether or not the credit requirement has been fulfilled. Students may participate with or without registration, in more than two ensembles.

Piano Emphasis
ALL MM Piano students must participate in the piano accompanying program each quarter, whether or not it is taken for credit toward the ensemble requirement listed above under course requirements. An accompanying load that is equivalent to participation in two major ensembles will be determined by the coordinator of the program.

Recital
One full-length performance recital

Final Written Project
Final written project, whose form is determined by each performance department

Final Examination
Final oral comprehensive examination

Master of Music in Dual Concentrations

Course Requirements
Total Quarter Hours - total of all of the below, and no fewer than 75 hrs.

Concentration Area
All course requirements listed under "Concentration Area" for each of the two concentrations selected — total number of hours from the concentration area requirements for each of the two concentrations selected.

Other Studies in Music
Introduction to Graduate Study in Music (4 hrs.) Musicology course (4 hrs.)
Music theory course (4 hrs.)

Ensemble courses, if not already listed under "Concentration Area" for at least one of the two concentrations selected (6 hrs.), if not already required in the "Concentration Area" of at least one of the two concentrations selected.

Any other course requirements listed under "Other Studies in Music" for each of the two concentrations selected — total number of hours of any other courses required under "Other Studies in Music" for each of the two concentrations selected.

Electives
MUAC, MUPR, MUEN, and/or nonmusic courses, of which 4 hrs. must be in musicology, music theory, or composition; no more than 4 hrs. may be in performance; and no more than 4 hrs. may be outside of music (at least 8 hrs.). These elective hours must including any stipulated courses listed under "Electives" for the each of the two concentrations selected.

Other Requirements

Ensemble Participation
All MM students must audition for the appropriate large ensemble(s) in their area and must register and/or participate in two ensembles on their major instrument or voice as assigned by faculty each quarter of enrollment, regardless of whether or not the credit requirement has been fulfilled. Students may participate with or without registration in more than two ensembles.

All MM Voice students must audition for the appropriate large ensemble(s) in their area, register and/or participate in two ensembles as assigned by faculty for three quarters, and participate in one ensemble per quarter for all other quarters of enrollment, regardless of whether or not the credit requirement has been fulfilled. Students may participate with or without registration in more than two ensembles.

Recital
All recital requirements as individually stipulated for each of the two concentrations.

Thesis
All thesis requirements, if any, as individually stipulated for each of the two concentrations

Final Written Project
All written project requirements, if any, as individually stipulated for each of the two concentrations

Final Examination
All final examination requirements as individually stipulated for each of the two concentrations

 

All Master of Arts and Master of Music Degrees

Other Requirements
Entrance Proficiencies
By no later than the completion of 15 graduate credit hours, demonstration of graduate entrance-level proficiency in musicology by examination.

By no later than the completion of 15 graduate credit hours, demonstration of graduate entrance-level proficiencies in music theory and aural skills by examination.

Grades
A 3.0 ("B") grade point average is required in all graduate coursework accepted for the degree.

No more than one-fourth of the hours accepted toward the degree may be with "C" grades. A grade lower than "C" (2.0) renders the credit unacceptable for meeting degree requirements.

Students cannot take more than eight hours beyond the degree requirements in order to make up grade deficiencies. Students whose grades are still deficient after taking the additional eight hours are terminated from the degree program.

A 3.0 ("B") grade point average must be maintained in all music courses.

Any course in the student's major area within music, or the course Introduction to Graduate Study in Music, must be repeated if a grade lower than "B" (3.0) is awarded. A grade of "B" or better must be received in the repeated course. Only one such repeat is permitted; two grades lower than "B" for the same course will result in termination from the Lamont School of Music.

Upon failing a graduate music course, the student is placed on probationary status. If the student fails another music course while on probation, he/she will be terminated from the Lamont School of Music.

Five quarter-hours of "C" (2.0) work will be accepted in elective areas, provided they are balanced by the same number of quarter hours of "A" (4.0) work in any subject(s).

Convocation and Performance Attendance
Attendance requirements as specified in the Lamont School of Music Handbook.

Time Limit
All requirements for the degree must be completed within five years of matriculation.