The music minor at the graduate level will include a minimum of 12 semester hours of graduate work in music. A comprehensive minor of 30 semester hours in music is available for doctoral degree students majoring in supervision, curriculum, and instruction. This program is recommended for junior and senior college teachers of music and for school supervisors. (See Doctor of Education in Higher Education Leadership degree plan program, Department of Educational Leadership). A music minor (or its equivalent) at the undergraduate level constitutes the normal prerequisite for declaring a graduate minor in music.
MUS 505 - Advanced Theory
Advanced Theory. Two or three semester hours. A study of advanced ideas of theoretical thinking. May be repeated for credit when topics vary.
MUS 518 - Thesis
Thesis. Six semester hours. Required of all graduate students who wish to write a thesis in the field of music or music education regardless of the individual's particular area of academic concentration. This course exploits bibliography and techniques fundamental to music research. Prerequisite: Approval of the department chairman.
MUS 520 - Intro to Graduate Music
Introduction to Graduate Study in Music - Two semester hours Description : The purpose of the course is to prepare students for advanced, in-depth study of music history and theory. The student learning objectives are, "Upon the conclusion of the course, the student will a. List and explain the dates, important geo-political events, aesthetic philosophies, and critical attributes of each stylistic period, from the Middle Ages to the present; b. List and define major genre of music literature and cite significant composers and compositions in each; c. Analyze and describe the structure of music in terms of form, harmony, rhythm, etc. during the Common Practice Period and subsequent 20th Century techniques of composition (i.e. octatonicsm, pitch-sets, serialism, etc.).
MUS 522 - Music of the Baroque Era
Music of the Baroque Era. Two semester hours. Music from 1600 to the death of Bach; styles, forms, and principal composers.
MUS 523 - Music of the Classic Era
Music of the Classic Era. Two semester hours. Styles, forms, and composers from the pre-classic school to the death of Beethoven.
MUS 524 - Music of Romantic Era
Music of the Romantic Era. Two semester hours. Early romantic elements in music. The development of the art song, piano music, opera, and instrumental music during the Nineteenth Century.
MUS 525 - Music of the 20th Century
Music of the Twentieth Century. Two semester hours. Representative music literature from Debussy to the present.
MUS 526 - Music Literature and Repertoire
Approved subtitles will include Levels I and II of the following areas: brass, woodwinds, double reeds, percussion, piano, voice, choral, wind ensemble, elementary(i.e. childrens' choir; textbook series, etc.). May be repeated for credit when subtitles vary.
MUS 529 - Workshop
Workshop. One to six semester hours. Workshops in elementary music, vocal, instrumental, keyboard, and other selected areas of music.
MUS 531 - Pedagogy
Pedagogy. One to three semester hours. Approved subtitles will include Levels I and II in each of the following areas: low brass, high brass, woodwinds, double reeds, percussion, piano, voice, elementary (i.e. Orff, Kodaly, etc.). May be repeated for credit when subtitles vary.
MUS 532 - Seminar in Theory
Seminar in Theory. Two or three semester hours. Analysis of 20th Century music by major composers including Bartok, Copland, Britten, Barber, Prokofief, Shostakovich, Schoenberg, Schumann and Ives. Prerequisites: Satisfactory completion of Theory portion of the Graduate Diagnostic Exam.
MUS 535 - Internship in Piano Pedagogy
Supervised intern experiences in the instruction of piano in individual and group settings.
MUS 536 - Architecture-Music-Philosophy
The purpose of this course will be to study the relationship between architecture, music, and philosophy in several selected historical periods from Greek civilization to the 20th century. In addition to studying specific content areas of each discipline, the influence of each area on the other will be investigated and students will be expected to develop maxims and to synthesize the information into broader contexts.
MUS 537 - Internship in Piano Pedagogy
1-3 semester hours. Supervised intern experiences in the instruction of piano in individual and group settings. Prerequisites: Permission of instructor.
MUS 550 - Seminar in Music Education
Seminar in Music Education. Two or three semester hours. Approved subtitles will include Philosophy and Psychology of Music Teaching, Source and Research Techniques, Historical Studies, Theoretical Studies, and Experimental Studies. May be repeated for credit when subtitles vary.
MUS 551 - Minor Applied Music
Applied Music. (Minor applied) One to four semester hours. Private instruction for graduate performance majors. Prerequisites: Satisfactory level assessed in the applied music performance audition.
MUS 552 - Principal Applied
Applied Music. (Principal applied) One to four semester hours. Private instruction for music majors in keyboard, vocal instrumental, conducting, or composition. May be repeated for credit.
MUS 589 - Independent Study
Independent Study. One to four semester hours. Individualized instruction/research at an advanced level in a specialized content area under the direction of a faculty member. May be repeated when the topic varies. Prerequisite: Consent of department head.
MUS 595 - Research Lit & Techniques
Research Literature and Techniques. Three semester hours. Bibliographical material, library resources, and research techniques applicable to graduate study in music will be surveyed.
MUS 597 - Special Topics