Curricular Adviser: Gregory Woodward, Chair of Graduate Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org
The School of Music educates prospective teachers,
performers, and composers in programs designed to develop persons of
Nine graduate programs leading to the master's
degree are offered: the master of music or master of science in music
education; and the master of music in performance, conducting, composition,
Suzuki pedagogy, strings, woodwinds, or brasses. Programs range from
30 to 36 credits of graduate study. A minimum combination of two consecutive
terms of full-time study in residence is required for the master of
music degrees in performance, composition, strings, woodwinds, or brasses.
The master of science or master of music degree in music education may
be pursued on a part-time basis. The master of music degrees in conducting,
Suzuki pedagogy, and music education with Suzuki emphasis require two
years in residence.
In addition to fulfilling the general admission requirements of the
Division of Graduate Studies, applicants must have an undergraduate
degree from an accredited institution with at least 36 credits in music.
M.S. and M.M. -- all applicants (except composition) should
have an audition on the major instrument or voice or submit a taped
performance. Contact the graduate chair in music regarding the content
of the audition or tape recording to be submitted. Composers do not
have a performance audition.
M.M. in performance -- applicants who submit tapes also may
be required to audition in person to demonstrate their recital potential.
Applicants in percussion performance must audition live on campus.
M.M. in composition -- applicants should submit representative
scores and tapes. A personal
interview is recommended.
M.M. in conducting -- applicants are required to submit an initial
screening videotape of a rehearsal or performance they conducted recently.
The purpose of this tape is to aid in the assessment of conducting competence.
Based on the tape review, successful candidates will be invited to come
to the campus for a live conducting audition/interview.
M.S. and M.M. in music education -- applicants must hold an initial or provisional
teaching certificate, normally earned through an undergraduate music
education degree. All candidates must submit a ca. 500-word essay
on a contemporary issue in music education which demonstrates the applicant's
ability to craft the English language, using and/or citing scholarly
sources where appropriate.
Summer-only applicants -- Only the M.S. and M.M. degrees in music education are available
in the summer. The deadline for all application materials is April
1 of the year the student wishes to begin study. All candidates
will be notified of an acceptance decision by April 15, with a May 1
deadline for candidates to accept admission and pay the entrance deposit.
All students must pass a final oral examination
in their major field, as well as comprehensive exams in music theory
and history. All written exams are given four times per year, while
the oral exam is taken at the end of the course of study. Sample exams
and exam outlines are available from the graduate chair.