Courses

All students in the Master of Music will complete 18 units of core courses and an additional 18 units in one of the following areas: Conducting, Music Composition, Music Education, or Performance.

Core Requirements (18 units)

MUS500 Grad Research, Resource, & Wrtng

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)

MUS500-A
Beaumont, Walter Lance
09/04/2018 M 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

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)

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)

MUS511-A
Rodriguez, Joshua E.
01/09/2019 M 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162

MUS512 Choral Conducting I

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

MUS512-C
09/04/2018 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 163
MUS512-A
09/04/2018 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162
MUS512-A
Peterson, Gene David
01/09/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 163

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
09/04/2018 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162
MUS522-A
Peterson, Gene David
01/09/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 163

Concentration Requirements (18 units)

Students must complete at least 18 additional units in one of the following concentrations:

Conducting

MUS520 Orchestration

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

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)

MUS525-A
Reinebach, John
09/04/2018 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

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)

MUS526-A
Reinebach, John
01/09/2019 MW 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Hawkins Music Building 138

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
09/04/2018 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162
MUS532-A
Peterson, Gene David
01/09/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 163

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
01/09/2019 T 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 163

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
Holliday, Guy M.
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC

Also complete 4 additional elective units in music.

Music Composition

MUS520 Orchestration

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

MUS521 Styles & Practcs of Comm Compstn

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

MUS521-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
09/04/2018 M 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 161

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)

MUS555-A
Rodriguez, Joshua E.
01/09/2019 M 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 162

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.
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC
MUS575-B
Rodriguez, Joshua E.
09/04/2018 - 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)

Music Education

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)

MUS540 Technlgy & Pedagogy for Gen Musc

Students will discuss contemporary issues of interest to the general music teacher including the role of general music in the K-12 curriculum, best practices for the general music teacher, general choral and instrumental repertories, and resources available for the general music teacher. Students will also gain practical knowledge about the role of technology in the general music classroom including electronic music instruments, music production, music notation software, computer-assisted instruction, and multimedia for the general music classroom. (3 units; Spring-even years)

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)

Choose one:

MUS571 Seminar in Choral Pedagogy

Students survey repertories and techniques appropriate for elementary, secondary, community and church choirs. Students also examine important issues such as the role of technology in the choral setting, best practices for choral programs, rehearsal strategies, and vocal techniques and development. (3 units; Spring-even 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)

Also complete 9 additional approved elective units in music or education.

Performance

MUS521 Styles & Practcs of Comm Compstn

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

MUS521-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
09/04/2018 M 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 161

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)

MUS535-F
St. Marseille, Daniel F.
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC
MUS535-G
Beaumont, Walter Lance
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC
MUS535-E
Kim, JinHee K.
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC
MUS535-C
Reinebach, John
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC
MUS535-D
Cruz, Jennifer Marie
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC

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)

Complete 3 units of ensemble from MUS 560–567 or MUS 569.

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.