Courses

All students in the Master of Music will complete 12 units of core courses and an additional 24 units in one of the following areas: Composition, Conducting, Music Education, or Performance.

Core Requirements

 

MUS500 Grad Research, Resource, Writing

Intensive study and analysis of research methods and sources related to music studies; lexicons, dictionaries, monuments, journals, catalogs of composers, music literature and instruction, and evaluation methods of sources in all areas of music. Development of scholarly writing skills. (3 units; Fall even years)

MUS503 Musicology Seminar I

An intensive study of specific periods in music history. Topics will be announced in advanced and drawn from the following: Music in the Renaissance, Music in the Baroque, Classicism in Music, and other specialized topics related to music history. (3 units; Fall odd years)

MUS503-A
Kirk, Erin P.
09/03/2019 M 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 163

MUS504 Musicology Seminar II

An intensive study of specific periods in music history. Topics will be announced in advanced and drawn from the following: Romanticism in Music, 20th Century Music, American Music and other specialized topics related to music history. (3 units; Spring even years)

MUS511 Musical Structure and Style

A study of the forms and structure of music from 1750 to current, including the influence of form on interpretation. (2 units; Spring odd years)

MUS515 Chrstn Artst, Asthtcs and Crtvty

Seminar in thinking Christianly about the arts. Course will examine topics of artistry, aesthetics and creativity in light of scripture and church history, synthesizing biblical and historical practice into contemporary musicianship. (1 unit; Fall)

 

Composition Concentration

 

MUS510 Analysis of Music Since 1900

Overview of techniques for the analysis of music post-1900. Evaluation of compositional techniques of major composers and musical works. (3 units; Fall)

MUS510-A
Rodriguez, Joshua E.
09/03/2019 MW 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162

MUS520 Orchestration

Discussion, study, and analysis of orchestration techniques, including scoring for various instrumental and choral groupings. (3 units; Fall odd years)

MUS520-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
09/03/2019 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 161

MUS521 Styles and Practcs of Comml Comp

Development of skills in composition and arranging for commercial ensembles, vocal and instrumental, and applications. (3 units; Fall even years)

MUS544 Composition Seminar

An intensive seminar on specific composers and compositional techniques. Topics will be announced in advance and drawn from the following: 20th century composers and theological perspectives; 20th century concertos; the music of Beethoven; 16th century sacred vocal music and other specialized topics related to composers and compositional techniques. (2 units; Fall)

MUS549 Technolgcl Tools for Music Comp

An intensive seminar on the application of music technology to compositional techniques and products. Topics will be announced in advance and drawn from the following: Composing with DAW; Music engraving; Capturing and manipulating the recorded sound and other specialized topics related to composers and compositional techniques. (2 units; Fall)

MUS555 Scoring for Film and Multimedia

An exploration of musical and emotional affective techniques used by composers to create music film and multimedia. Highlights from film music history are used to inform the creation of student works for film and multimedia. (2 units; Spring odd years)

MUS575 Private Lessons in Music Compstn

This course is intended to provide students individual instruction in music composition. Students compose works in preparation for their Graduate Composition recital. Attendance at the semi-monthly Graduate Composers' Forum is also required. May be repeated for credit. Additional Fee. (1-2 units; Fall, Spring)

MUS575-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC
MUS575-B
Rodriguez, Joshua E.
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

MUS595 Capstone Project in Music Comp

Presentation of original compositions and arrangements created while the student is in residence for the degree is presented in a public recital. A portfolio of original compositions and arrangements will be presented to a graduate committee for approval. Recital Fee. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS595-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

 

 

Conducting Concentration

  

Students must complete either the Choral Conducting Track or the Instrumental Conducting Track requirements.

Choral Conducting Track

MUS512 Choral Conducting I

Applied studies in conducting a choral ensemble. (2 units; Fall even years)

MUS512-A
Peterson, Gene David
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

MUS514 Survey of Choral Literature I

Survey of choral literature and composers from the Renaissance to 1750. Major choral works will be examined as well as performance practice of each style period. Explored literature will vary in difficulty, from beginning to professional ensembles. (2 units; Fall)

MUS522 Choral Conducting II

Continuation of MUS512. Applied studies in conducting a choral ensemble with emphasis on literature of the Renaissance. (2 units; Spring odd years)

MUS522-A
Peterson, Gene David
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

MUS524 Survey of Choral Literature II

Survey of choral literature and composers from 1750 to the present. Major choral works will be examined as well as performance practice of each style period. Explored literature will vary in difficulty, from beginning to professional ensembles. (2 units; Spring)

MUS525 Diction for Singers I

Development of correct pronunciation methods through language drills, recordings and reading of phonetic transcriptions of musical texts in choral/vocal literature. Encompasses proper diction for Latin, Italian and Spanish choral/vocal literature. (1 unit; Fall)

MUS526 Diction for Singers II

Development of correct pronunciation methods through language drills, recordings and reading of phonetic transcriptions of musical texts in choral/vocal literature. Encompasses proper diction for English, German and French solo song and choral literature. (1 unit; Spring)

MUS532 Choral Conducting III

Continuation of MUS 522. Advanced studies in choral conducting with special emphasis in music of the Baroque and Classial eras. (2 units; Fall odd years)

MUS532-A
Peterson, Gene David
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

MUS542 Choral Conducting IV

Continuation of MUS 532. Advanced studies in choral conducting with a special emphasis on music of the Romatic and Contemporary eras. Recital preparation. (2 units; Spring even years)

MUS542-A
Peterson, Gene David
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

MUS550 Vocal Pedagogy

A study of the singing voice including anatomy and physiology culminating in proper vocal technique and application to solo vocal and/or choral literature. Teaching a student for half the semester is required. (2 units; Spring even years)

MUS597 Conducting Recital and Project

Students will conduct instrumental/choral ensembles of multiple sizes and instrumentation of repertoire learned while the student is in residence for the degree. A major paper will be produced related to the literature performed in recital. Topics include performance practice, musicology or theoretical subjects. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS597-A
Moon, Gene Ho
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

Choose one:

MUS563 Experiences in Chamber Singing

Chamber Singers gives experience in preparation and performance of recognized and new choral works as well as masterworks of Western music written for small choral ensembles. May be repeated for credit. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS568 Concert Choir

The Concert Choir gives a public performance of a diverse cross-section of choral art music, including major works, each semester. May be repeated for credit.

Also complete 3 additional approved elective units in music.

 

Instrumental Conducting Track

MUS506 Survey of Orchestral Literature

Survey of orchestral literature and composers from the late 18th century to present. Emphasis is placed on performance practice of each style period and major orchestral works. Explored literature will vary in difficulty, from beginning to professional ensembles. (2 units; Fall)

MUS513 Instrumental Conducting I

Applied studies in conducting instrumental ensembles. (2 units; Fall/Spring)

MUS513-A
Moon, Gene Ho
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162

MUS516 Survey of Wind Band Literature

Survey of wind band literature, chamber to symphonic. Emphasis is placed on performance practice and major composers and works. Explored literature will vary in difficulty, from beginning to professional ensembles. (2 units; Spring)

MUS520 Orchestration

Discussion, study, and analysis of orchestration techniques, including scoring for various instrumental and choral groupings. (3 units; Fall odd years)

MUS520-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
09/03/2019 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 161

MUS523 Instrumental Conducting II

Continuation of Instrumental Conducting I. Advanced studies in instrumental conducting with emphasis on chamber ensembles. (2 units; Fall/Spring)

MUS523-A
Moon, Gene Ho
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162

MUS533 Instrumental Conducting III

Continuation of Instrumental Conducting II. Advanced studies in instrumental conducting with emphasis placed on symphonic conducting. (2 units; Fall/Spring)

MUS533-A
Moon, Gene Ho
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162

MUS543 Instrumental Conducting IV

Continuation of Instrumental Conducting III. Advanced studies in instrumental conducting with emphasis placed on wind ensemble conducting. (2 units; Fall/Spring)

MUS543-A
Moon, Gene Ho
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162

MUS597 Conducting Recital and Project

Students will conduct instrumental/choral ensembles of multiple sizes and instrumentation of repertoire learned while the student is in residence for the degree. A major paper will be produced related to the literature performed in recital. Topics include performance practice, musicology or theoretical subjects. Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS597-A
Moon, Gene Ho
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

Choose one:

MUS565 Chamber Ensemble

Chamber Ensemble provides opportunities for preparation and performance of small ensemble repertoire. Ensembles rehearse weekly, are provided coaching, and present performances of the music studied. The course is open to all music majors and to non-music majors by instructor permission. May be repeated for credit. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, or 588. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS565-B
Brand Butler, Angela H.
09/03/2019 F 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 101
MUS565-C
Lee, Gary D.
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building
MUS565-D
Oppermann, Mary L
09/03/2019 TTh 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 159
MUS565-A
Brand Butler, Angela H.
09/03/2019 TTh 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 101
MUS565-E
St. Marseille, Daniel F.
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 108

MUS566 Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble provides musicians with opportunities to learn a variety of jazz styles in a "big band" setting, as well as to enhance individual improvisational skills. This course also provides practical experience through rehearsals and performances. It is open to qualified students by audition or instructor's consent. May be repeated for a maximum of four (4) units. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, or 588. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS566-A
St. Marseille, Daniel F.
09/03/2019 TTh 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 108

MUS567 Wind Ensemble

A select concert band comprised of the finest woodwind, brass, and percussion students at the university, performing both standard and emerging repertoire for winds at a high artistic level. Open to qualified students by audition. Members of the ensemble are expected to demonstrate outstanding skill and musicianship through individual practice with refinement in ensemble rehearsal. Additional uniform fee. May be repeated for credit. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, or 588. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS567-A
Holliday, Guy M.
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 108

MUS569 Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra is open by audition to all qualified students. The group will rehearse and perform the finest examples of orchestral literature, ranging from the 18th century to the present. Uniform fee is required. May be repeated for credit. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, or 588. (0-1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS569-A
Moon, Gene Ho
09/03/2019 MWF 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Hawkins Music Building 108

Also complete 4 additional approved elective units in music.

 

Music Education Concentration

  

MUS502 Intro to Music Education Rsrch

Examination of designs and methods in music education research-quantitative, qualitative, philosophical and historical. Ability to understand, critique, interpret and utilize research in music teaching and scholarship. Development of scholarly writing skills. Prerequisiste: MUS 500. (3 units; Spring)

MUS502-A
Beaumont, Walter Lance
09/03/2019 - Online

MUS505 Current Issues in Music Eductn

Study of current issues and emerging pedagogies in music education including policy, advocacy, curriculum, diversity and other topics related to current music education trends. (3 units; Fall)

MUS505-A
Posegate, Stephen C.
09/03/2019 W 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

MUS509 Foundations of Music Educ I

Introduction to the philosophical and historical foundations of music education. Intensive study of the history of music education in America from the Colonial period to present and philosophical discourse. (3 units; Fall)

MUS509-A
Beaumont, Walter Lance
09/03/2019 T 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 132

MUS519 Foundations of Music Educ II

Introduction to the sociological and psychological foundations of music education. Critical examination of sociological and psychological theories as they relate to music education, human learning and socio-cultural influences. (3 units; Spring)

MUS541 Technology for Music Teaching

This course explores the theoretical foundations and teaching music utilizing technology. The uses of technology in schools will be examined, including student interaction with technology, multimedia principles and technologically driven music curricula. (2 units; Spring)

MUS592 Music Education Thesis

Students must write, design and conduct an original research project approved by a supervisory committee culminating in a thesis. Additionally, students must also pass an oral examination and defense of the thesis. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS592-A
Beaumont, Walter Lance
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

MUS598 Music Education Project

Specialized project not connected with a thesis. Students will research, develop and write a project approved by a supervisory committee on a music education topic of interest to the graduate student. Prerequisite: Permission of the Dean. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS598-A
Posegate, Stephen C.
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

Choose one:

MUS551 Adv Studies in Tchng Choral Musc

Program development and inclusion of teaching materials and techniques for teaching choral music. Annotated choral repertory and rehearsal techniques and procedures will be covered. (3 units; Spring)

MUS551-A
Garrett, Karen G.
09/03/2019 T 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 163

MUS552 Adv Studies in Tchng Genl Music

Program development and inclusion of teaching materials and techniques for teaching general music. (3 units; Spring)

MUS553 Studies in Tchng Instrmntl Music

Program development and inclusion of teaching materials and techniques for teaching instrumental music. Annotated instrumental repertory and rehearsal techniques and procedures will be covered. (3 units; Spring)

Also complete 5 additional approved elective units in music or education.

 

Performance Concentration

 

Students must complete either the Instrumental Performance Track or the Vocal Performance Track requirements.

Instrumental Performance Track

MUS510 Analysis of Music Since 1900

Overview of techniques for the analysis of music post-1900. Evaluation of compositional techniques of major composers and musical works. (3 units; Fall)

MUS510-A
Rodriguez, Joshua E.
09/03/2019 MW 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162

MUS535 Music Literature

A survey of music literature related to the student's primary instrument of study from all musical style periods. (2 units; Fall odd years)

MUS572 Seminar in Instrumental Pedagogy

Students survey methods books and repertoire appropriate for elementary, middle school, and high school settings, and study beginning and intermediate media instrumental development in schools, communities, and churches. Students will also examine important issues such as the role of technology in instrumental music; best practices for instrumental techniques, development and maintenance. (3 units; Spring-even years)

MUS593 Instrumental or Vocal Recital II

Performance of repertoire learned while the student is in residence for the degree. Recital includes a lecture of research related to a performance or musicology topic of performed literature. A major paper will be produced related to research conducted for the performance. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Spring)

MUS596 Instrumental or Vocal Recital I

Performance of repertoire learned while the student is in residence for the degree. Recital approval and performance guidelines are available from the SOM graduate office and applied instructor. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Spring)

MUS596-A
Maclay, Travis J.
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

Choose one:

MUS565 Chamber Ensemble

Chamber Ensemble provides opportunities for preparation and performance of small ensemble repertoire. Ensembles rehearse weekly, are provided coaching, and present performances of the music studied. The course is open to all music majors and to non-music majors by instructor permission. May be repeated for credit. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, or 588. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS565-B
Brand Butler, Angela H.
09/03/2019 F 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 101
MUS565-C
Lee, Gary D.
09/03/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building
MUS565-D
Oppermann, Mary L
09/03/2019 TTh 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 159
MUS565-A
Brand Butler, Angela H.
09/03/2019 TTh 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 101
MUS565-E
St. Marseille, Daniel F.
09/03/2019 Th 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 108

MUS566 Jazz Ensemble

Jazz Ensemble provides musicians with opportunities to learn a variety of jazz styles in a "big band" setting, as well as to enhance individual improvisational skills. This course also provides practical experience through rehearsals and performances. It is open to qualified students by audition or instructor's consent. May be repeated for a maximum of four (4) units. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, or 588. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS566-A
St. Marseille, Daniel F.
09/03/2019 TTh 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 108

MUS567 Wind Ensemble

A select concert band comprised of the finest woodwind, brass, and percussion students at the university, performing both standard and emerging repertoire for winds at a high artistic level. Open to qualified students by audition. Members of the ensemble are expected to demonstrate outstanding skill and musicianship through individual practice with refinement in ensemble rehearsal. Additional uniform fee. May be repeated for credit. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, or 588. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS567-A
Holliday, Guy M.
09/03/2019 MWF 1:15 PM - 2:45 PM Hawkins Music Building 108

MUS569 Symphony Orchestra

Symphony Orchestra is open by audition to all qualified students. The group will rehearse and perform the finest examples of orchestral literature, ranging from the 18th century to the present. Uniform fee is required. May be repeated for credit. Concurrent Requisite: MUS 580, 581, 582, 583, 584, 585, 586, 587, or 588. (0-1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS569-A
Moon, Gene Ho
09/03/2019 MWF 3:45 PM - 5:15 PM Hawkins Music Building 108

Complete 8 units of applied instruction from MUS 580588. (Applied instruction units must all be from the same area.)

Complete 3 additional elective units in music. 

 

Vocal Performance Track

MUS510 Analysis of Music Since 1900

Overview of techniques for the analysis of music post-1900. Evaluation of compositional techniques of major composers and musical works. (3 units; Fall)

MUS510-A
Rodriguez, Joshua E.
09/03/2019 MW 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162

MUS525 Diction for Singers I

Development of correct pronunciation methods through language drills, recordings and reading of phonetic transcriptions of musical texts in choral/vocal literature. Encompasses proper diction for Latin, Italian and Spanish choral/vocal literature. (1 unit; Fall)

MUS526 Diction for Singers II

Development of correct pronunciation methods through language drills, recordings and reading of phonetic transcriptions of musical texts in choral/vocal literature. Encompasses proper diction for English, German and French solo song and choral literature. (1 unit; Spring)

MUS535 Music Literature

A survey of music literature related to the student's primary instrument of study from all musical style periods. (2 units; Fall odd years)

MUS550 Vocal Pedagogy

A study of the singing voice including anatomy and physiology culminating in proper vocal technique and application to solo vocal and/or choral literature. Teaching a student for half the semester is required. (2 units; Spring even years)

MUS593 Instrumental or Vocal Recital II

Performance of repertoire learned while the student is in residence for the degree. Recital includes a lecture of research related to a performance or musicology topic of performed literature. A major paper will be produced related to research conducted for the performance. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Spring)

MUS596 Instrumental or Vocal Recital I

Performance of repertoire learned while the student is in residence for the degree. Recital approval and performance guidelines are available from the SOM graduate office and applied instructor. Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Spring)

MUS596-A
Maclay, Travis J.
09/03/2019 - Instructor OFFC

Choose one:

MUS563 Experiences in Chamber Singing

Chamber Singers gives experience in preparation and performance of recognized and new choral works as well as masterworks of Western music written for small choral ensembles. May be repeated for credit. (1 unit; Fall/Spring)

MUS568 Concert Choir

The Concert Choir gives a public performance of a diverse cross-section of choral art music, including major works, each semester. May be repeated for credit.

Complete 8 units of applied instruction from MUS 580588. (Applied instruction units must all be from the same area.)

Complete 1 additional elective unit in music.