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

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)

MUS512 Choral Conducting I

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

MUS512-A
Peterson, Gene David
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 8:00 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
Peterson, Gene David
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 8:00 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 138

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 Conducting V

A continuation of Conducting IV, this course involves a continuing practical approach to individual and universal problems in conducting technique. Stylistic performance procedures, musical interpretation, and choir management will be discussed. (3 units; Fall-odd years)

MUS532-A
Peterson, Gene David
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 163

MUS542 Conducting VI

Special emphasis will be placed on repertoire for both school and church situations. The student will acquire a solid familiarity with works from the medieval period to the 20th century, with special emphasis on literature suited to the church. The ability of the ensemble to communicate with the audience will be stressed. Additional Fee: $100 non-refundable recital fee is required. (3 units; Spring-even years)

MUS542-A
Peterson, Gene David
09/04/2018 T 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 163

MUS550 Vocal Techniques

Proper vocal technique, as well as how to achieve various vocal styles, will be learned, especially as they apply to the role of the choral conductor. Teaching a student for half the semester is required.(2 units; Spring-even years)

MUS597 Conducting Recital/Project

Individualized assistance in research for the project (contents determined by the student and and Dean of the School of Music) will be given in this course. The recital contents will be decided on between the student and faculty advisor. Course graded pass/fail. (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 - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

MUS555 Composing Music for Motion Media

An exploration of the musical and the emotionally affective techniques used by composers to create music that accompanies motion pictures for various types of media. Highlights from the history of film music are utilized to inform the creation of student works for motion pictures. (3 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-B
Rodriguez, Joshua E.
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC
MUS575-A
Pickett, Glenn A.
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC

MUS595 Recital in Music Composition

This course represents the culmination of the Master's Degree in Music with Composition concentration coursework. A 45-minute portfolio performance of original compositions and arrangements is presented in public recital. Recital Fee. (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/Thesis

As the culminating experience of the music education concentration, students will prepare a proposal for implementing a new music program or expanding and continuing an existing music program in a school, community or church setting. (1 unit; Fall, Spring)

MUS598-A
Posegate, Stephen C.
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC

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 - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building 147

MUS535 Music Literature

Survey of music from Ancient to Modern. The survey will be discipline based depending on the candidate's emphasis. (2 units; Fall-odd years)

MUS596 Instrumental/Vocal Recital

Individual assistance in research for the project (contents determined by the student and Dean of the School of Music) will be given in this course. The recital contents, length, and time will be decided on between the student and appropriate faculty member. Course graded Pass/Fail. (1 unit; Fall, Spring)

MUS596-A
Brand Butler, Angela H.
09/04/2018 - Instructor OFFC

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.