Graduate Coursework: Performing Arts

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Master's Degrees

Master of Music Performance

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Required Courses (6 s.h.)
MUS 04560 Form and Analysis 3
MUSG 05547 Music and the Related Arts 3
Required Graduate Performance Music Courses (12-16 s.h.)
MUS 10509 Graduate Applied Instrument I 4
MUS 10510 Graduate Applied Instrument II 4
MUS 10511 Graduate Applied Instrument III 4
MUS 10512 Graduate Applied Instrument IV 4
MUS 10513 Graduate Applied Voice I 4
MUS 10514 Graduate Applied Voice II 4
MUS 10515 Graduate Applied Voice III 4
MUS 10516 Graduate Applied Voice IV 4
MUS 10517 Graduate Applied Instrument I 6
MUS 10518 Graduate Applied Instrument II 6
MUS 10519 Graduate Applied Instrument III 6
MUS 10520 Graduate Applied Instrument IV 6
MUS 10521 Graduate Applied Voice I 6
MUS 10522 Graduate Applied Voice II 6
MUS 10523 Graduate Applied Voice III 6
MUS 10524 Graduate Applied Voice IV 6
Specialization Courses (2-4 s.h.)
MUS 10537 -
MUS 10540
Graduate Ensemble: Concert Choir 1
MUS 10541 -
MUS 10544
Graduate Ensemble: Jazz Band 1
MUS 10545 -
MUS 10548
Graduate Ensemble: Lab Band 1
MUS 10549 -
MUS 10552
Graduate Ensemble: Orchestra 1
MUS 10553 -
MUS 10556
Graduate Ensemble: Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 04536 Chamber Music I 1
MUS 04537 Chamber Music II 1
Elective Courses (choose from course list below)
Focus Area: Orchestral Instruments (12 s.h.)
Focus Area: Guitar (5 s.h.)
Focus Area: Keyboard (7 s.h.)
Focus Area: Vocal (3 s.h.)
MUSG 06546 Development & Interpretation of Symphonic Literature 3
MUSG 06509 String Instrument Literature 3
MUSG 06542 Opera Literature 3
MUSG 06503 Jazz History 3
MUSG 06506 Art Song Literature 3
MUSG 06511 Survey of 20th Century Band Literature 3
MUS 04565 Seminar in Band Conducting 3
Focus Area Courses: Orchestral Instruments (2 s.h.)
Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MUS 04536 Chamber Music I 1
MUS 04537 Chamber Music II 1
Focus Area Courses: Guitar (8 s.h.)
Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MUS 04536 Chamber Music I 1
MUS 04537 Chamber Music II 1
MUSG 06505 History and Literature of Guitar and Lute 3
SMED 32506 Guitar Pedagogy 3
Focus Area Courses: Keyboard (7 s.h.)
Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MUSG 06510 Keyboard Literature 3
MUS 04551 Piano Accompanying 1
SMED 32507 Piano Pedagogy 3
Focus Area Courses: Vocal (11 s.h.)
Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
----------------- Select an approved French or Italian or German language course 3
MUSG 06506 Art Song 3
MUSG 06542 Opera Literature 3
MUS 04551 Piano Accompanying 2

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Master of Music Performance: Composition

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Required Courses (12 s.h.)
MUS 04560 Form and Analysis 3
MUSG 05547 Music and the Related Arts 3
MUS 04570 20th Century Literature and Techniques 3
SMED 32502 Teaching Music Theory 3
Specialization Courses: Group A (12-16 s.h.)
MUS 10525 Graduate Music Composition I 4
MUS 10526 Graduate Music Composition II 4
MUS 10527 Graduate Music Composition I 6
MUS 10528 Graduate Music Composition II 6
Specialization Courses: Group B (2 s.h.)
MUS 10537 -
MUS 10540
Graduate Ensemble: Concert Choir 1
MUS 10541 -
MUS 10544
Graduate Ensemble: Jazz Band 1
MUS 10545 -
MUS 10548
Graduate Ensemble: Lab Band 1
MUS 10549 -
MUS 10552
Graduate Ensemble: Orchestra 1
MUS 10553 -
MUS 10556
Graduate Ensemble: Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 08156 Contemporary Music Ensemble 1
MUS 04536 Chamber Music I 1
MUS 04537 Chamber Music II 1
Specialization Courses: Group C (2 s.h.)
MUS 10501 Graduate Secondary Applied Instrument I 2
MUS 10505 Graduate Secondary Applied Voice I 2
Elective Courses (5-8 s.h.)
MUSG 06546 Development & Interpretation of Symphonic Literature 3
MUSG 06509 String Instrument Literature 3
MUSG 06503 Jazz History 3
MUS 04541 Jazz Piano (non-keyboard students) 1
MUSG 06542 Opera Literature 3
MUSG 06506 Art Song Literature 3
MUS 04551 Piano Accompanying 1
MUSG 06511 Survey of 20th Century Band Literature 3
MUSG 06303 Choral Literature 3
MUS 04565 Seminar in Band Conducting 3
MUS 04557 Advanced Orchestration 3
MUS 04561 Score Reading I 1
MUS 04562 Score Reading II 1

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Master of Music Performance: Conducting

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Required Courses (8 s.h.)
MUS 04560 Form and Analysis 3
MUSG 05547 Music and the Related Arts 3
MUS 04561 Score Reading I 1
MUS 04562 Score Reading II 1
Specialization Courses: Group A (12-16 s.h.)
MUS 10529 Graduate Conducting I 4
MUS 10530 Graduate Conducting II 4
MUS 10531 Graduate Conducting III 4
MUS 10532 Graduate Conducting IV 4
MUS 10533 Graduate Conducting I 6
MUS 10534 Graduate Conducting II 6
Specialization Courses: Group B (2-4 s.h.)
MUS 10537 -
MUS 10540
Graduate Ensemble: Concert Choir 1
MUS 10541 -
MUS 10544
Graduate Ensemble: Jazz Band 1
MUS 10545 -
MUS 10548
Graduate Ensemble: Lab Band 1
MUS 10549 -
MUS 10552
Graduate Ensemble: Orchestra 1
MUS 10553 -
MUS 10556
Graduate Ensemble: Wind Ensemble 1
MUS 04536 Graduate Ensemble: Chamber Music I 1
MUS 04537 Graduate Ensemble: Chamber Music II 1
Elective Courses (3 s.h.)
MUSG 06546 Development & Interpretation of Symphonic Literature 3
MUSG 06509 String Instrument Literature 3
MUSG 06542 Opera Literature 3
MUSG 06503 Jazz History 3
MUSG 06506 Art Song Literature 3
MUS 04551 Piano Accompanying 1
MUSG 06303 Choral Literature 3
Focus Area Courses: Choral Conducting (9 s.h.)
Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MUSG 06303 Choral Literature 3
MUSG 06542 Opera Literature 3
MUS 04557 Advanced Orchestration 3
----------------- Select an approved French or Italian or German language course 3
Focus Area Courses: Orchestral Conducting (9 s.h.)
Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MUSG 06546 Development & Interpretation of Symphonic Literature 3
MUSG 06542 Opera Literature 3
MUS 04557 Advanced Orchestration 3
----------------- Select an approved French or Italian or German language course  
Focus Area Courses: Wind Conducting (9 s.h.)
Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
MUSG 06511 Survey of 20th Century Band Literature 3
MUS 04565 Seminar in Band Conducting 3
MUS 04557 Advanced Orchestration 3
----------------- Select an approved French or Italian or German language course 3

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Master of Music Performance: Jazz

Course Number Course Title Semester Hours
Required Courses (12 s.h.)
MUS 04540 Jazz Arranging and Composition 3
MUSG 05547 Music and the Related Arts 3
MUSG 06503 Jazz History 3
MUS 04575 CD Project 2
MUS 04541 Jazz Piano (non-keyboard students) 1
Specialization Courses: Group A (12-16 s.h.)
MUS 10509 Graduate Applied Instrument I 4
MUS 10510 Graduate Applied Instrument II 4
MUS 10511 Graduate Applied Instrument III 4
MUS 10512 Graduate Applied Instrument IV 4
MUS 10517 Graduate Applied Instrument I 6
MUS 10518 Graduate Applied Instrument II 6
MUS 10519 Graduate Applied Instrument III 6
MUS 10520 Graduate Applied Instrument IV 6
Specialization Courses: Group B (2-4 s.h.)
MUS 10541 -
MUS 10544
Graduate Ensemble: Jazz Band 1
MUS 10545 -
MUS 10548
Graduate Ensemble: Lab Band 1
MUS 04536 Chamber Music I 1
MUS 04537 Chamber Music II 1
Elective Courses (6 s.h.)
MUSG 06546 Development & Interpretation of Symphonic Literature 3
MUSG 06509 String Instrument Literature 3
MUSG 06542 Opera Literature 3
MUSG 06503 Jazz History 3
MUSG 06506 Art Song Literature 3
MUSG 06511 Survey of 20th Century Band Literature 3
MUS 04565 Seminar in Band Conducting 3
MUS 04557 Advanced Orchestration 2
MUS 04536 Chamber Music I 1
MUS 04537 Chamber Music II 1
MUSG 06509 String Instrument Literature 3

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