The music education track in the Master of Music is designed to provide teachers with advanced skills and knowledge to succeed in the public schools or college teaching. Students may select one of four concentrations: instrumental, choral, elementary/general music or conducting. Students entering this degree should have an undergraduate degree in music.
The elementary/general music concentration within the Master of Music is entirely web-based and may be completed entirely via the internet, though some courses are available in a face-to-face format for students who choose that option. This program is designed for individuals who wish to continue their study of elementary/general music methods and pedagogical theory. It is intended for practicing music specialists in the public-private schools and is offered as a 31-hour program with a thesis or a 36-hour program without a thesis.
The choral and instrumental concentrations within the Master of Music are available for either face-to-face or online students.
Requirements (11 hours)
In addition to meeting general degree requirements shown elsewhere in this bulletin, a music major must complete the following school requirements:
All graduate students must take the graduate placement exam in music theory before registering for their first term of classes. Students who pass are eligible to register for graduate-level theory coursework. Students who do not pass the placement exam must enroll in MTC 401 - Theory Review and successfully complete the course with at least a B before registering in graduate-level theory courses.
All graduate students must take the graduate placement exam in music history before registering for their first term of classes. Students who pass are eligible to register for graduate-level history coursework. Students who do not pass the placement exam must complete prescribed remediation assignments before registering for graduate-level history courses, with the exception of MHL 531 - Music Bibliography.
Students are encouraged to enroll in MHL 531 as early as possible in their course of study. MHL 531 must be taken prior to or concurrently with a student’s enrollment in other music history courses.