Ronda Mains
Department Chair
201 Music Building
479-575-4701
Email: rmains@uark.edu 

Er-Gene Kahng
Director of Graduate Studies
309 Music Building
479-575-4534
Email: ekahng@uark.edu

Department of Music Website

Degree Conferred:
M.M. (MUSC)

Graduate Certificates Offered:
Advanced Performance (non-degree)
Music Education for Special Needs Students (non-degree)

Areas of Concentration for the M.M. in Music: Applied music, composition, theory, instrumental and choral conducting, music history, and music education.

M.M. with Performance, Instrumental Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

A. Master of Music in Performance, Instrumental

I. Applied Music
Required Courses
MUAP 510VApplied Voice/Instrument14
MUAP 5201Graduate Recital I1
MUAP 5211Graduate Recital II1
II. Music History, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory
MUHS 5973Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research3
MUHS 5903Seminar in Musicology3
Select one of the following:3
Special Topics in Music Theory
Pedagogy of Theory
Analytical Techniques
Analysis of 20th Century Music
Select one of the following:3
Music History, Ethnomusicology, and/or Music Theory to be selected from above, or:
Special Topics in Music History
III. Electives
To be selected from music courses at the 4000-6000 level with the consent of the adviser and to include not more than 4 hours of ensemble.8
Note: Study of the appropriate literature is required if not adequately covered in the undergraduate degree presented for admission but will count toward the degree as an elective.
Total Hours36

M.M. with Performance, Keyboard Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

B. Master of Music in Performance, Keyboard:

I. Applied Music
MUAP 510VApplied Voice/Instrument14
MUAP 5201Graduate Recital I1
MUAP 5211Graduate Recital II1
II. Music History, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory
MUHS 5973Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research3
Three or more hours of 5000-level MUHS or MUSY courses selected in consultation with the student’s major adviser3
Select one of the following:3
Special Topics in Music Theory
Pedagogy of Theory
Analytical Techniques
Analysis of 20th Century Music
Select one of the following:3
Music History, Ethnomusicology, and/or Music Theory to be selected from above.
Special Topics in Music History
III. Electives
To be selected from music courses at the 4000-6000 level with the consent of the adviser and to include not more than 4 hours of ensemble.8
Note: Study of keyboard literature is required if not adequately covered in the undergraduate degree presented for admission but will count toward the degree as an elective.
Total Hours36

M.M. with Performance, Voice Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

C. Master of Music in Performance, Voice:

I. Applied Music Requirements include:
MUAP 510VApplied Voice/Instrument (total 14 hours, to include:)14
a) Preparation of one complete operatic or oratorio role
b) Demonstration of language proficiency in English and three foreign languages
Note: Foreign language proficiency may be demonstrated by the undergraduate transcript, undergraduate classes taken at the University of Arkansas, or by examination by the Department of World Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Minimum requirements include two semesters of Italian, two semesters of French or German, and one semester of the remaining language.
MUAP 5201Graduate Recital I1
MUAP 5211Graduate Recital II1
MUEN 5401Opera Theatre (two semesters)2
II. Music History, Ethnomusicology, and Music Theory
MUHS 5973Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research3
Three or more hours of 5000-level MUHS or MUSY courses selected in consultation with the student’s major adviser3
Select one of the following:3
Special Topics in Music Theory
Pedagogy of Theory
Analytical Techniques
Analysis of 20th Century Music
Electives totaling 3 hours in either music history, ethnomusicology, and/or music theory to be selected from (2) or (3e) abov of MUHS 4253 or MUHS 4963H3
III. ELECTIVES
To be selected from music courses at the 4000-6000 level with the consent of the adviser and to include not more than 4 hours of ensemble6
Note: Study of vocal literature is required if not adequately covered in the undergraduate degree presented for admission but will count toward the degree as an elective.
Total Hours36

M.M. with Collaborative Piano Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

D.  Master of Music in Collaborative Piano :

I. APPLIED MUSIC (16 hours)
MUAP 510VApplied Voice/Instrument (Note: MUAP is taken every semester for four semesters)14
MUAP 5201Graduate Recital I1
MUAP 5211Graduate Recital II1
II. MUSIC THEORY, MUSIC HISTORY AND MUSIC LITERATURE (15 hours):
MUHS 5973Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research3
One 5000-level MUHS course3
One music theory class to be selected from the following:3
Special Topics in Music Theory
Analytical Techniques
Pedagogy of Theory
Analysis of 20th Century Music
MUHS 5563Collaborative Piano Literature I, Woodwind and Brass Repertoire3
MUHS 5573Collaborative Piano Literature II, String Repertoire3
III. ELECTIVES (5 hours)
To be selected from the following courses with the consent of the adviser:5
Survey of Vocal Literature I
Survey of Vocal Literature II
Score Reading
Conducting
Survey of Symphonic Literature

M.M. with Composition Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

E. Master of Music in Composition: 

I. Music Theory and Composition
MUTH 5643Analysis of 20th Century Music3
or MUTH 5343 Analytical Techniques
MUTH 568VComposition (must be repeated for 6 hours)6
MUTH 600VMaster's Thesis6
Electives in Music Theory6
II. Music History, Ethnomusicology, and Literature
MUHS 5973Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research3
Three or more hours of 5000-level MUHS or MUSY courses selected in consultation with the student’s major adviser3
III. Electives
Graduate-level courses to be selected from MUAP, MUEN (4 credit maximum), MUHS, MUSY, MUTH, or MUPD areas or other disciplines with consent of the major adviser.9
Total Hours36

M.M. with Music Education Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

J. Master of Music in Music Education

I. Music Core
MUTH 5623Pedagogy of Theory3
Select one of the following:3-4
Band Literature
Choral History and Literature I
and Choral History and Literature II
Survey of Symphonic Literature
MUAP 500V
MUAP 510V
Applied Voice/Instrument-Secondary Level
and Applied Voice/Instrument
2
II. Music Education Core
MUED 5513Seminar: Resources in Music Education3
MUED 5811Curriculum Design in Music1
MUED 5653Seminar: Issues in Music Education3
MUED 5733Music Education in the Elementary School3
MUED 5973Tests and Measurement in Music3
MUED 5983Psychology of Music Behavior3
Select one of the following:3-6
III. MUED 600V Master’s Thesis
Master's Thesis
A research thesis in the field of music education. The thesis at the master’s level may be preparatory or exploratory for a dissertation to be developed later in connection with work toward a doctorate,
IV. MUED 605V
Independent Study
Select one of the following:
1) One (or more) original compositions
2) An arrangement of an existing large musical work for band, orchestra, chorus, or other ensemble.
3) Lecture-Recital
4) Development of an instructional method or innovative curriculum design.
5) A project involving educational planning, e.g., an administrative problem or a teaching or resource unit
V. Electives
Courses to be chosen with the consent of the advisory committee, to include some work in one of the following areas of specialization: Elementary, Secondary Choral, or Secondary Instrumental. A maximum of two hours of ensembles may count as electives.5-9
Total Hours32-40

M.M. with Music History Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

G. Master of Music in Music History

I. Music History and Literature
MUHS 5973Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research3
MUHS 5903Seminar in Musicology (Select a different topic each semester for three semesters.)9
Select one of the following:2-3
Directed Studies in Music Literature I
Directed Studies in Music Literature II
Choral History and Literature I
Special Topics in Music History
MUHS 600VMaster's Thesis6
II. Applied Music
MUAP 500VApplied Voice/Instrument-Secondary Level4
III. Music Theory
Six hours to be selected from the following:6
Special Topics in Music Theory
Analytical Techniques
Pedagogy of Theory
Analysis of 20th Century Music
IV. Electives
Courses either within the music department or in related fields, subject to the approval of the major adviser. Five-six credit hours as needed to total 36 hours for the degree.5-6
Total Hours36

M.M. with Music Theory Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

F. Master of Music in Music Theory:

I. Music Theory and Composition
MUTH 5623Pedagogy of Theory3
MUTH 5643Analysis of 20th Century Music3
or MUTH 5343 Analytical Techniques
MUTH 600VMaster's Thesis6
Courses to be selected from MUTH courses at the 4000- or 5000-level (9 hours minimum).9
II. Music History, Ethnomusicology, and Literature
MUHS 5973Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research3
Three or more hours of 5000-level MUHS or MUSY courses selected in consultation with the student’s major adviser3
III. Electives
Graduate-level courses to be selected from MUAP, MUEN (4 credit maximum), MUHS, MUSY, MUTH, or MUPD areas or other disciplines with consent of the major adviser.9
Total Hours36

M.M. with Instrumental Conducting Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

H. Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting

I. Music Theory
MUTH 5612Orchestration2
or MUTH 5672 Advanced Orchestration
MUTH 5322Score Reading2
Select one of the following:3
Special Topics in Music Theory
Analytical Techniques
Analysis of 20th Century Music
II. Music History and Literature
MUHS 5693Band Literature3
MUHS 5903Seminar in Musicology3
MUHS 5973Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research3
Select one of the following:2-3
Special Topics in Music History
Choral History and Literature I
Choral History and Literature II
III. Applied Music
MUAP 500VApplied Voice/Instrument-Secondary Level (woodwind, brass, or percu)4
IV. Conducting
MUPD 582VConducting (four semesters, two hours per semester)8
MUAP 5201
MUAP 5211
Graduate Recital I
and Graduate Recital II
2
V. Electives4
Total Hours36-37

M.M. with Choral Conducting Concentration

Prerequisites for applying to the Master of Music Degree Program:

Applicants should possess a bachelor’s degree with a major in music from an accredited institution.  The applicant must apply to both the Graduate School and the Department of Music.  In addition, applicants should schedule an audition/interview with the appropriate music faculty.

The specific requirements for admission to each individual concentration of the Master of Music degree program are:

  1. Performance and Collaborative Piano applicants must audition for,  or submit a DVD of a recorded performance to the appropriate graduate faculty.
  2. Music Education applicants are expected to have prior teaching experience and submit a DVD of a recent classroom teaching experience.
  3. Music History and Music Theory applicants should submit a paper representative of their work as well as scores for the Graduate Record Exam.
  4. Composition applicants are required to submit three of their compositions.

Requirements for the Master of Music Degree: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following must be met:

  1. All candidates pursuing the degree of Master of Music with concentrations in Collaborative Piano, Composition, Conducting, Music History, Music Theory, and Performance are required to take a diagnostic exam for aural theory, written theory, and music history prior to the beginning of their first semester of study.  Any student diagnosed with deficiencies will be required to register for remedial courses.
  2. Candidates needing to augment their piano skills will be required to take additional piano study.
  3. Candidates are required to take comprehensive written examinations followed by an oral examination after the completion of coursework.
  4. All candidates must participate in at least one ensemble per semester throughout their residence unless pursuing a concentration in Composition, Music Theory, Music History, or Music Education.
  5. Candidates for the Master of Music with Music History Concentration are expected to have or acquire reading and writing proficiency in the foreign language corresponding to their field of research (preferably German, Italian, or French).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with applied teacher or thesis director.

I. Master of Music in Choral Conducting

I. Music Theory
MUTH 5322Score Reading2
Select one of the following: 3
Special Topics in Music Theory
Analytical Techniques
Analysis of 20th Century Music
II. Music History and Literature
MUHS 5903Seminar in Musicology3
MUHS 5973Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research3
MUHS 5952Choral History and Literature I2
MUHS 5962Choral History and Literature II2
III. Applied Music
MUAP 500VApplied Voice/Instrument-Secondary Level (two semesters of voice and two semesters of piano or organ)4
IV. Conducting
MUPD 582VConducting (four semesters, two hours per semester)8
MUAP 5201Graduate Recital I1
MUAP 5211Graduate Recital II1
V. Ensemble4
Schola Cantorum
VI. Electives3
Total Hours36

Graduate Certificate in Advanced Performance

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Performance is a performance-intensive program for students who already possess the Master of Music or its equivalent. It is designed for all areas of applied study, and is intended for the advanced performer. (Note: The graduate certificate is not a degree.)

Prerequisites to the Graduate Certificate: To enter this program, students must be admitted by the Graduate School and should consult with the Director of Graduate Studies in Music for the specific area of study in which they are interested. The Department Chair and the Director of Graduate Studies in Music, in consultation with the faculty of the specific area, will determine acceptance, provisional acceptance contingent on the making up of specific deficiencies, or rejection of the student for admission to the program in the specific area of concentration.

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate: In addition to the general requirements of the Graduate School the following conditions must be met:

  1. All students seeking admission to the program for the Graduate Certificate must show evidence of outstanding performance aptitude and proficiency and demonstrate clear potential for a career as a professional musician.
  2. All applicants must present an audition with advanced repertoire encompassing four different style periods and not lasting less than 30 minutes.
  3. All applicants must display proficiency in music theory and history at the Master of Music level or equivalent through transcripts or an entry examination.
  4. At the end of the program the student must present a full length recital (ca. 70 min).

The programs of study are listed below. All course selections are subject to the approval of the graduate adviser in consultation with the applied teacher.

Course Requirements: 16 hours

I. Applied Music
MUAP 510VApplied Voice/Instrument9
MUAP 5201Graduate Recital I1
II. Electives6
To be selected from music courses at the 4000-6000 level with the consent of the adviser. Possible areas of study include composition, conducting, chamber music, music theory, and music history.
Areas of applied music concentration: Piano, violin, viola, violoncello, string bass, clarinet, bassoon, flute, oboe, alto saxophone, French horn, trombone, baritone, tuba, trumpet, percussion.
Total Hours16

Graduate Certificate in Music Education for Special Needs Students

Requirements for the Graduate Certificate in Music Education for Special Needs Students: The graduate certificate requires 15 hours of coursework in one of the following semester sequences:

One-Year Plan
Fall Semester
MUED 5743Characteristics of Special Needs Students in the Music Classroom3
SPED 5733Inclusive Practices for Diverse Populations3
Spring Semester
MUED 5753Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs3
MUED 5763Practicum in Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs3
SPED 5783Professional and Family Partnerships3
Total Hours15
Two-Year Plan
Fall Semester 1
MUED 5743Characteristics of Special Needs Students in the Music Classroom3
Spring Semester 1
SPED 5783Professional and Family Partnerships3
Fall Semester 2
SPED 5733Inclusive Practices for Diverse Populations3
Spring Semester 2
MUED 5753Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs3
MUED 5763Practicum in Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs3
Total Hours15

Graduate Faculty

Abrahams, Daniel, Ph.D. (Oakland University), M.M. (University of Nebraska at Omaha), B.M.E. (Temple University), Assistant Professor, 2016.
Allen, Jeremy L., D.M.A. (Cleveland Institute of Music), M.M. (University of Kentucky), B.S. (John Brown University), Lecturer, 2018.
Baranello, Micaela, Ph.D., M.A. (Princeton University), B.A. (Swarthmore College), Assistant Professor, 2017.
Caldwell, Stephen E., D.M.A. (Rutgers State University-New Brunswick), M.M. (Temple University), B.M.E. (University of Northern Colorado), Assistant Professor, 2012.
Cholthitchanta, Nophachai, D.M.A. (University of Missouri-Kansas City), M.M. (University of Northern Colorado), B.M. (Chulalongkorn University, Thailand), Associate Professor, 2001, 2009.
Delaplain, Theresa R., D.M.A. (University of Cincinnati), M.M. (Bowling Green State University), B.M. (University of Michigan), Instructor, 1997.
Duncan, Jamal, D.M.A., B.M. (University of Michigan), Instructor, 2013.
Gosman, Alan R., Ph.D. (Harvard University), Associate Professor, 2014.
Hammel, Alice, D.M.A. (Shenandoah University), M.M. (Florida State University), B.M. (Shenandoah University), Instructor, 2016.
Herzog, Jacob, M.M. (Manhattan School of Music), B.M. (Berklee College of Music), Instructor, 2016.
Kahng, Er-Gene, D.M. (Northwestern University), A.D., M.M. (Yale University), B.A. (University of California-Los Angeles), Associate Professor, 2007, 2012.
Kashiwagi, Tomoko, D.M.A. (University of Texas at Austin), M.M., B.M. (Indiana University), Assistant Professor, 2012.
Kim, Hyun, Ph.D., D.M.A. (University of Colorado), M.M. (University of Cincinnati), M.M. (Sung-Shin Women’s University), B.M. (Chung-Ang University), Visiting Assistant Professor, 2018.
Knighten, Chris, D.M.A., M.M. (University of Colorado), B.M. (Baylor University), Associate Professor, 2009.
Knighten, Janet Whitman, M.M., B.M. (East Carolina University), Assistant Professor, 2009.
Larsen, Josquin, Diplome (Conservatoire A Rayonnemenet Regional Jean-Philippe Rameau), M.M. (Boston Conservatory), B.A. (University of Northern Colorado), Lecturer, 2018.
Lau, Wing, Ph.D. University of Oregon), M.M. (Indiana University), Lecturer, 2016.
Lorenzo, Benjamin, D.M.A., M.M. (University of Texas), B.M. (Florida International University), Assistant Professor, 2015.
MacRae, Christopher J., D.M.A. (Boston University), Instructor, 2015.
Mains, Ronda M., D.M.A. (University of Oregon), M.A., B.M. (Boise State University), Professor, 1987, 2002.
Malis, David, M.M. (University of Cincinnati), Assistant Professor, 2013.
Margulis, Elizabeth Hellmuth, Ph.D., M.A., M.Phil. (Columbia University), B.M. (Peabody Conservatory), Professor, 2006, 2015.
Margulis, Jura, Graduate Performance Diploma (Peabody Conservatory of Music, Johns Hopkins University) M.M. (Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany), B.M. (Musikhochschule Freiburg, Germany), Professor, 1999, 2010.
Mihalka, Matthew W., Ph.D. (University of Minnesota), M.A. (University of Minnesota-Duluth), M.A. (University of Minnesota-Twin Cities), Instructor, 2011.
Misenhelter, Dale D., Ph.D. (Florida State University), M.A. (University of Wyoming), B.M. (Florida State University), Professor, 2002, 2014.
Mixdorf, Cory, D.M.A., M.M. (Indiana University), B.A. (University of Northern Iowa), Assistant Professor, 2013.
Mueller, Robert K., D.M.A. (University of Cincinnati), M.M. (Bowling Green State University), B.A. (Northern Michigan University), Professor, 1988, 2004.
Murdock, Jeffrey A., Ph.D. (University of Memphis), M.M., B.M. (University of Southern Mississippi), Assistant Professor, 2015.
Na, Dominic K., D.M.A. (University of North Texas), A.D. (Southern Methodist University), Instructor, 2016.
Ortega, Catalina, M.M. (University of Arkansas), B.A. (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Colombia), Instructor, 2014.
Panayotova, Miroslava Saifur, Ph.D. (University of Arizona), Instructor, 2014.
Park, Joon, Ph.D. (University of Oregon), M.A., B.M. (Eastman School of Music), Assistant Professor, 2016.
Park, Moon, D.M.A. (University of Cincinnati), M.M. (Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik in Freiburg), B.M. (University of Seoul National), Assistant Professor, 2012.
Pierce, Benjamin J., D.M.A., M.M. (University of Michigan-Ann Arbor), B.M. (Bowling Green State University), Professor, 2003, 2015.
Ragsdale, Chal, M.M. (East Carolina University), B.S. (Auburn University), University Professor, 1975, 2013.
Riley, Nastassja, M.M. (Florida State University), Lecturer, 2014.
Rulli, Richard J., D.M.A. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), M.M. (Ithaca College), B.M. (University of Northern Colorado), Associate Professor, 2003, 2009.
Runkles, Henry S., M.M. (University of Arkansas), Lecturer, 2002.
Salonen, Rick, Ed.D., M.M. (University of Arkansas), B.M. (Central Michigan University), Instructor, 2008.
Teal, Kimberly Hannon, Ph.D., M.M. (Eastman School of Music), B.A. (University of Oregon), Assistant Professor, 2016.
Thompson, Timothy F., D.M.A., M.M. (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Professor, 1979, 2002.
Troiano, Eric, D.M.A., M.M. (Michigan State University), B.M. (Ithaca College), Instructor, 2016.
Uribe, Lia, D.M.A. (University of Kansas), M.M. (University of Arkansas), B.M. (Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá), Assistant Professor, 2013.
Warren, W. Dale, M.M. (University of Kentucky), B.S. (Austin Peay State University), Professor, 1991.

Applied Music (Class) Courses

MUAC 5371. Teaching the High School Percussionist. 1 Hour.

(Formerly MUAC 4371.) A study of solo literature and small and large ensemble literature appropriate for the high school percussionist. Emphasis on advanced snare drum and marimba lit., timpani and the broad range of percussionist instruments. Includes study of high school band, orchestra and percussion ensemble scores. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUAC 4371 and MUAC 5371. Prerequisite: MUED 1371. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUAC 5421. Advanced Studies in Improvisation. 1 Hour.

Extends the techniques built in the improvisation course sequence (MUAC 3401, MUAC 3411, MUAC 4401, MUAC 4411) with specialized topics in a variety of improvisatory traditions. Sections may include "Free Jazz", "Coltrane and Chromaticism" "Atonal Improvisation", "Baroque Improvisation" and "World Music Improvisation". Prerequisite: Instructor consent. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

Applied Music (Private Inst) Courses

MUAP 500V. Applied Voice/Instrument-Secondary Level. 1-2 Hour.

Private study at the graduate secondary level. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUAP 510V. Applied Voice/Instrument. 1-5 Hour.

Private study at the graduate level. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUAP 5201. Graduate Recital I. 1 Hour.

Preparation and performance of a public recital of a minimum of 50 minutes of music. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUAP 5211. Graduate Recital II. 1 Hour.

Preparation and performance of a public recital of a minimum of 50 minutes of music. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

Ethnomusicology Courses

MUSY 5113. Proseminar: Ethnomusicology. 3 Hours.

An introduction to ethnomusicological study, with readings and discussion of seminal writings in the field and practical experience in ethnomusicological analysis and description. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

MUSY 5323. Seminar: Topics in Asian and Middle Eastern Poetry and Music. 3 Hours.

Reading seminars on selected topics, such as Poetry and Music in Persian, Arabic and Turkish Cultures of the Islamic World; and Poetry and Song in Early East Asia. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

Music Education Courses

MUED 5513. Seminar: Resources in Music Education. 3 Hours.

Study of the analytical and writing skills necessary for academic research in music education. Each student identifies one problem specific to music education, finds and reviews related literature and sources, develops a comprehensive bibliography, and writes a paper which synthesizes the research. Open to graduate students and undergraduates in honors in music education. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUED 5653. Seminar: Issues in Music Education. 3 Hours.

A seminar exploring the relationships between the profession of teaching music and selected views about learning theories, teaching methods, philosophy, psychology, and other selected topics relevant to contemporary music education. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUED 5733. Music Education in the Elementary School. 3 Hours.

Concepts of elementary music education; methods, materials, curriculum design, and supervision in elementary school music. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUED 5743. Characteristics of Special Needs Students in the Music Classroom. 3 Hours.

A review of characteristics and behaviors of students in the music classroom that have identified or unidentified disabilities in learning. Prerequisite: Admittance into Music Education for Special Needs Students Graduate Certificate. (Typically offered: Fall)

MUED 5753. Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs. 3 Hours.

Instructs students how to construct and implement curriculum and assessments for students with special needs in a music classroom. Prerequisite: MUED 5743. (Typically offered: Spring)

MUED 5763. Practicum in Teaching Music to Students with Special Needs. 3 Hours.

Students will utilize and evaluate designed curriculum and assessment from MUED 5753 in a music classroom. Prerequisite: MUED 5743. Corequisite: MUED 5753. (Typically offered: Spring)

MUED 577V. Special Topics in Music Education. 1-4 Hour.

(Formerly MUED 477V.) Subject matter not covered in other sources. With permission, may be repeated for credit if topics are different. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUED 477V and MUED 577V. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUED 5811. Curriculum Design in Music. 1 Hour.

Goals and objectives in music education. Student will develop a curriculum for an actual or hypothetical music education program. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUED 583V. Workshop: Music in the Elementary School. 1-18 Hour.

An in-service training workshop for elementary music teachers. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUED 5862. Marching Band Techniques. 2 Hours.

Includes the place of the marching band in the school program, types of formations used, and selecting, arranging or writing the musical score. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUED 5973. Tests and Measurement in Music. 3 Hours.

This course will address the psychometric concepts of tests and measurement of music achievement, aptitude, attitude, and self-assessment. The course will focus on the teaching and assessment of musical skills, musical responses, and will critically examine existing aptitude tests (Seashore, Watkins Farnum, Gordon, etc.). Basic statistical concepts and data analysis used in common testing scenarios will be introduced. Prerequisite: Graduate standing in music. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUED 5983. Psychology of Music Behavior. 3 Hours.

This course is an introduction to the psychology of music, and will adopt an interdisciplinary view toward the field, covering such topics as philosophical and sociological questions about the nature and function of music, the physiology of the ear, the physical and perceptual properties of sounds (acoustics), performance anxiety, preference and taste research, social and pedagogical attributes of performance, and behavioral musical responses. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUED 600V. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

Preparation of a master's thesis as partial fulfillment of the requirement for the master's degree. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUED 605V. Independent Study. 1-6 Hour.

Provides students with an opportunity to pursue special study of problems in music education. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

Music Ensemble Courses

MUEN 5211. Latin American Ensemble. 1 Hour.

This ensemble plays music of Latin America with particular focus on Afro-Caribbean music and its performance practices. Students will have an opportunity to perform, improvise, arrange and compose in a variety of styles such as Son, Danzon, Cha-Cha-Cha, Mambo, Latin Jazz, Salsa, and Timba. The ensemble will perform at least one concert per semester and occasionally will perform at other activities on and off campus. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5221. World Music Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Students in the World Music Ensemble will closely study music and practices from a variety of musical cultures, while simultaneously acquiring solid grounding in music theory, musicianship skills, music history, and literature. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5231. Songwriters' Ensemble. 1 Hour.

A combined songwriting course and contemporary music ensemble. Students build a portfolio of original songs while studying elements of modern songwriting including harmony, lyrics, form, arranging, production and style. The class acts as an ensemble to present a recital of original music for the final performance. (Typically offered: Fall) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5241. Beginning Jazz Combo. 1 Hour.

Introductory ensemble experience offering a repertoire-based approach to learning basic improvisation skills and the performance of common jazz styles. Open to both music and non-music majors. (Typically offered: Spring)

MUEN 5251. Arkansas Soul Band. 1 Hour.

Perform historical and contemporary popular music from the African American tradition. These genres include, but are not limited to, soul, blues, funk, R&B, and hip-hop. Students will develop arranging and musical direction skills, as well as analysis of performance, arrangements, and compositions/songwriting in these styles. (Typically offered: Spring) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5261. Intermediate Jazz Combo. 1 Hour.

Intermediate small jazz ensemble focused on improvisation in the context of bebop, free jazz, fusion, and related styles. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5271. Advanced Jazz Combo. 1 Hour.

Advanced small jazz ensemble focused on improvisation in the context of bebop, free jazz, fusion, and related styles. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5401. Opera Theatre. 1 Hour.

Study of opera through performances of scenes, chamber and major operatic production. Admission with director's approval. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5411. Razorback Chorus. 1 Hour.

Performance-based choral ensemble designed to improve individual and collective vocal skills, develop sight-reading skills, improve the individual's grasp of the essential elements of music, and expose students to choral repertory in the tenor-bass range. Admission is open to any student on campus that can sing in the tenor-bass range. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5421. Inspirational Chorale. 1 Hour.

Performance of African-American literature with particular emphasis on Negro spirituals, traditional/contemporary gospel music and sacred world music. Rehearsal 3 hours per week. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5431. Symphony Orchestra. 1 Hour.

Rehearsal 3 hours per week with extra rehearsals at director's discretion. Admission with director's approval. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5441. Marching Band. 1 Hour.

Rehearsal 8 hours per week. Admission with director's approval. (Typically offered: Fall) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5451. Schola Cantorum. 1 Hour.

Vocal ensemble limited to the more experienced singers. Rehearsal 5 hours per week. Admission with director's approval. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5461. Wind Symphony. 1 Hour.

Rehearsal 3 to 5 hours per week. Admission by audition and approval of the conductor. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5471. Jazz Orchestra. 1 Hour.

Training in the various styles of jazz and popular music. Rehearsal 3 hours per week. Admission by audition. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5481. Campus Band. 1 Hour.

Rehearsal 3 hours per week. Admission by audition and approval of the conductor. (Typically offered: Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5491. Concert Band. 1 Hour.

Large ensemble setting with emphasis on performing wind band literature and enhancing the musicianship of members. Focus on performance standards through style and interpretation. Concerts of artistic merit which serve the campus community and general public may be required. Admission is by audition or special approval. (Typically offered: Spring) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5501. Chamber Music. 1 Hour.

Performance of small ensemble music for any combination of instruments and/or voice. Rehearsal 3 hours per week. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5521. Woodwind Quintet. 1 Hour.

Study and performance of music for woodwind quintet. Weekly coaching will emphasize intonation, blend, stylistic awareness, and ensemble precision. Repertoire ranges from the 18th to the 20th centuries. 3 hours of rehearsals weekly. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5541. Accompanying. 1 Hour.

Piano accompanying of vocal and instrumental soloists. Rehearsal 2 hours per week. Pre- or Corequisite: MUAP 510V. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5551. Percussion Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Study and performance of ensemble music for multiple percussion instruments. Rehearsal 2 hours per week. (Typically offered: Spring and Summer) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5561. Musical Theater Orchestra. 1 Hour.

Instrumental ensemble with focus on the preparation and performance of musical theater pit orchestra music, in conjunction with UA Theater's mainstage musical. Admission by audition or director's approval. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5591. Treble Chorus. 1 Hour.

Performance-based choral ensemble designed to improve individual and collective vocal skills, develop sight-reading skills, improve the individual's grasp of the essential elements of music, and expose students to choral repertory in the treble range. Admission is open to any student on campus that can sing in the treble range. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5691. Wind Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Large ensemble setting performing orchestral wind and symphonic band literature with emphasis on high performance standards through style and interpretation. Concerts of high artistic merit which serve the campus community and general public are required. Admission is by audition. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 2 hours of degree credit.

MUEN 5721. Clarinet Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Study and performance of music for multiple clarinets, including trios, quartets, quintets, and clarinet choir. Rehearsal 2 hours per week. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5751. Trumpet Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Study and performance of music for multiple trumpets, including trios, quartets, quintets, and trumpet choir. Rehearsal 2 hours per week. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5761. New Music Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Small, select ensemble with emphasis on music written in the last hundred years, especially by important living composers. Focus on audience engagement through high performance standards, unconventional settings, and programs unique to the region. Off-campus appearances and outreach activities are required. Admission by consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

MUEN 5771. Trombone Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Study and performance of music for multiple trombones, including trios, quartets, quintets, and trombone choir. Rehearsal 2 hours per week. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5781. Tuba Ensemble. 1 Hour.

Study and performance of music for multiple combinations of tuba and euphonium, including trios, quartets, quintets, and low brass choir. Rehearsal 2 hours per week. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUEN 5881. Chamber Choir. 1 Hour.

Continuation of Chamber Choir V for graduate students. Study and performance of vocal chamber music. Rehearsal 2 hours per week for 1 hour of credit. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

Music History Courses

MUHS 5253. Special Topics in Music History. 3 Hours.

Topics in world, Western, and popular musics. May be required based on graduate musicology entrance exam. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

MUHS 5563. Collaborative Piano Literature I, Woodwind and Brass Repertoire. 3 Hours.

Survey of collaborative literature for piano and wind or brass instruments. Focus on music for the collaborative duo (instrument and piano) including sonatas and concerti. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)

MUHS 5573. Collaborative Piano Literature II, String Repertoire. 3 Hours.

Survey of collaborative literature for the piano. Focus on the repertoire of sonatas, concerti and concert works for the piano and instrument (violin, viola, cello, and double bass). (Typically offered: Spring Odd Years)

MUHS 5633. Survey of Symphonic Literature. 3 Hours.

(Formerly MUHS 4733.) A survey of the symphonic literature from its beginning to the present. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUHS 4733 and MUHS 5633. (Typically offered: Fall Odd Years)

MUHS 5673. Survey of Vocal Literature II. 3 Hours.

(Formerly MUHS 4773.) A survey of concert literature for the solo voice. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUHS 4773 and MUHS 5673. Prerequisite: MUHS 4763. (Typically offered: Spring Odd Years)

MUHS 5693. Band Literature. 3 Hours.

(Formerly MUHS 4793.) A study of literature written for performance by concert band, symphonic band, and wind ensemble, representative of the following five periods in Music History: Renaissance (1420-1600), Baroque (1600-1750), Classical (1750-1820), Romantic (1820-1900), and Contemporary (1900-present). Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUHS 4793 and MUHS 5693. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUHS 5703. Survey of String Literature. 3 Hours.

(Formerly MUHS 4703.) A survey of solo and chamber music literature involving stringed instruments. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUHS 4703 and MUHS 5703. Prerequisite: MUAP 110V and MUTH 3613. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)

MUHS 5722. Directed Studies in Music Literature I. 2 Hours.

Research in music literature in the performance field of the individual student. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

MUHS 5732. Directed Studies in Music Literature II. 2 Hours.

Research in music literature in the performance field of the individual student. Prerequisite: MUHS 5722. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring)

MUHS 5763. Survey of Vocal Literature I. 3 Hours.

(Formerly MUHS 4763.) A survey of concert literature for the solo voice. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUHS 4763 and MUHS 5763. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)

MUHS 5803. Survey of Keyboard Literature I. 3 Hours.

(Formerly MUHS 4803.) A survey of the piano works of outstanding composers. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUHS 4803 and MUHS 5803. Prerequisite: MUAP 110V. (Typically offered: Fall Even Years)

MUHS 5813. Survey of Keyboard Literature II. 3 Hours.

(Formerly MUHS 4813.) A survey of the piano works of outstanding composers. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUHS 4813 and MUHS 5813. Prerequisite: MUHS 4803. (Typically offered: Spring Odd Years)

MUHS 589V. Seminar in Music History. 1-4 Hour.

(Formerly MUHS 489V.) Subject matter not covered in other courses. With permission, may be repeated for credit if topics are different. Graduate degree will not be given for both MUHS 489V and MUHS 589V. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUHS 5903. Seminar in Musicology. 3 Hours.

Focuses on specialized topics and repertoires within the history of Western music and introduces students to musicological approaches to these subjects. Prerequisite: MUHS 5973 or instructor consent. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUHS 5952. Choral History and Literature I. 2 Hours.

Detailed study of choral history and literature from Gregorian chant to J.S. Bach. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUHS 5962. Choral History and Literature II. 2 Hours.

Detailed study of choral history and literature from J.S. Bach to the present. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUHS 5973. Seminar in Bibliography and Methods of Research. 3 Hours.

A survey of the methods and materials of musical research, including bibliography, methods of analysis, and style in the presentation of research results. Open to graduate students and to juniors in Honors. (Typically offered: Fall)

MUHS 600V. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

Master's Thesis. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for degree credit.

Music Industry Courses

MUIN 5553. Live Music Business. 3 Hours.

The applied component of the live music business corresponding to the student-run record label services project in the department of music. Incorporates live music project cycles, digital marketing of live music, booking venues, routing tours, creating showcase events for student-run record label artists. (Typically offered: Fall)

MUIN 5563. Artist Development. 3 Hours.

The applied component of the artist development side of the music department's student-run label services project. Students will work on project cycles involving selecting artists, recording and producing music, organizing music releases and media campaigns, creating online promotional strategies, and mapping the development of musical artists' careers. (Typically offered: Spring)

Music Pedagogy Courses

MUPD 5202. Voice Pedagogy I. 2 Hours.

Graduate-level study of the techniques and materials of teaching voice. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUPD 5763. Piano Pedagogy. 3 Hours.

(Formerly MUPD 4863.) Analytical study and discussion of the various approaches to piano pedagogy and its application in individual/class instruction. Involves demonstration of principles through actual teaching of beginning, intermediate and upper level students. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUPD 4863 and MUPD 5763. (Typically offered: Spring Even Years)

MUPD 577V. Special Topics in Pedagogy. 1-6 Hour.

(Formerly MUPD 477V.) Subject matter not covered in other sources. With permission, may be repeated for credit if topics are different. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUPD 477V and MUPD 577V. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUPD 582V. Conducting. 1-4 Hour.

Private lessons of 1/2 hour and 1 hour conducting laboratory each week. Development of skills in conducting symphony, choral, opera, oratorio, ballet, and band repertoire. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for up to 18 hours of degree credit.

MUPD 599V. Special Workshop in Music. 1-6 Hour.

Presented by visiting master artist-teacher in various fields of music performance, teaching and composition. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for up to 6 hours of degree credit.

Music Theory Courses

MUTH 5322. Score Reading. 2 Hours.

(Formerly MUTH 4322.) A conductor's approach to the technique of score reading and analysis of orchestra, band, and choral scores for the purpose of preparing composition for rehearsal and performance. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUTH 4322 and MUTH 5322. (Typically offered: Fall)

MUTH 5343. Analytical Techniques. 3 Hours.

An intensive study of selected works from music literature. Schenkerian analysis, rhythmic analysis, and set theory analytical techniques will be studied and employed in addition to traditional harmonic and formal analysis. Prerequisite: MUTH 3613 or equivalent and graduate standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUTH 5612. Orchestration. 2 Hours.

(Formerly MUTH 4612.) A continuation of study of the capabilities of the various orchestral and band instruments and their use in arrangement for ensembles, band, and orchestra. Scoring for orchestra. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUTH 4612 and MUTH 5612. Prerequisite: MUTH 3613. (Typically offered: Spring)

MUTH 5623. Pedagogy of Theory. 3 Hours.

Detailed study of methods of teaching undergraduates courses in music theory and aural perception. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUTH 5643. Analysis of 20th Century Music. 3 Hours.

Study of 20th century music and analytic techniques including pitch class set theory and serial techniques. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUTH 5672. Advanced Orchestration. 2 Hours.

A study of advanced principles of orchestral writing through individual projects in scoring and analysis. Prerequisite: MUTH 4612 or MUTH 5612 (formerly MUTH 4612) or equivalent. (Typically offered: Irregular)

MUTH 568V. Composition. 1-4 Hour.

Private lessons of one-half hour, and one hour of composition laboratory session each week. Development of skills in creative musical expression specifically for composition-theory majors - others admitted by consent. Prerequisite: Graduate standing. (Typically offered: Fall and Spring) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUTH 5703. Writing Music Analysis. 3 Hours.

(Formerly MUTH 4703.) Analysis of music with an emphasis on analytical writing skills and the use of library source materials. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUTH 4703 and MUTH 5703. Prerequisite: MUTH 3603. (Typically offered: Spring)

MUTH 577V. Special Topics in Music Theory. 1-4 Hour.

(Formerly MUTH 477V.) Subject matter not covered in other courses. Graduate degree credit will not be given for both MUTH 477V and MUTH 577V. Prerequisite: Instructor consent. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for degree credit.

MUTH 599V. Independent Study in Music Theory. 1-6 Hour.

Provides students with an opportunity to pursue special study of topics in music theory. (Typically offered: Irregular) May be repeated for up to 12 hours of degree credit.

MUTH 600V. Master's Thesis. 1-6 Hour.

Master's Thesis. (Typically offered: Fall, Spring and Summer) May be repeated for degree credit.