|Overall GPA of 3.0 or higher required.|
|One semester of counterpoint and 1 of electronic music are required if not taken in the undergraduate degree.|
|Composition (two semesters at three credit hours each)||6|
|Composition (Repeated) *|
|MUSC 670||Perspectives of Musicology and Ethnomusicology (or other as approved)||3|
|MUSC 771||Music Research and Bibliography||3|
|MUSC 764||Compositional Techniques in Contemporary Music||3|
|or MUSC 464||Analysis of Twentieth Century Art Music|
|Music Theory Electives:||6|
|Analysis of Eighteenth and Nineteenth Century Music|
or MUSC 763
|Pedagogy of Theory|
|Transcription and Arranging|
|Music Electives (must be selected from available offerings above MUSC 400)||5|
|Ensemble (two semesters) ***||2|
|Comprehensive Oral Examination ****|
If MUSC 660 is take above 6 credits, it can be used as a Music or Music Theory Elective.
Composition majors must submit a composition in a large form as a thesis.
All candidates for the master of music degree are required to participate for credit for two semesters (or summer sessions) in a performing group which meets at least two clock-hours per week and which is selected with the advisor’s approval.
A general comprehensive oral examination must be passed by all candidates for the master of music degree.
Major Learning Outcomes
Students who earn graduate degrees in Composition will develop:
- Advanced competencies in composition.
- Knowledge and skills in one or more fields of music outside the major such as history and literature, theory and analysis, musicology and ethnomusicology, performance, and pedagogy.