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Course Requirements

All students in the Master of Music will complete eighteen (18) units of core courses and an additional eighteen (18) units in one of the following areas: Conducting; Music Education; Performance.

Core Courses (18 units)

MUS500 Bibliography & Research Methods

MUS500 Bibliography & Research Methods

The study, survey and examination of research sources and methods. Attention will focus on varied philosophies of music, particularly in education and church music, and basic concepts involved in communicating as a conductor. (3 units; Fall-even years)

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MUS503 Seminar in Music History I

MUS503 Seminar in Music History I

A survey of performance practices, styles and literature, both choral and instrumental, from all periods. Special emphasis will be placed on techniques of authentic performance. (3 units; Fall-odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS503-A A Brand Butler, Angela H. 09/08/2015 Monday 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM Hawkins Music Building
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MUS504 Seminar in Music History II

MUS504 Seminar in Music History II

A survey of performance practices, styles and literature, both choral and instrumental, from all periods. Special emphasis will be placed on techniques of authentic performance. (3 units; Spring-even years)

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MUS511 Adv Analysis of Form & Style

MUS511 Adv Analysis of Form & Style

A study of the forms and structures of music, both choral and instrumental, from Bach to the present. Particular attention will be given to the effect of form on interpretation. (3 units; Spring-odd years)

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MUS512 Conducting III

MUS512 Conducting III

Discussion and preparation of choral and choral-orchestral works. Musical interpretation, rehearsal procedures and techniques, programming, and performance procedures will be discussed and opportunities will be provided for practical conducting experiences. (3 units; Fall-even years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS512-A A Bonner, Daniel J. 09/08/2015 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building
101
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MUS522 Conducting IV

MUS522 Conducting IV

Discussion and preparation of instrumental works. Discussion will center on performance procedures, musical interpretation, rehearsal techniques, baton techniques, score reading and preparation and programming. (3 units; Spring-odd years)

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Concentration Requirements (18 Units)

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

Conducting; Music Education; Performance

Conducting

MUS520 Advanced Orchestration

MUS520 Advanced Orchestration

Discussion, study, and analysis of orchestrational techniques, as well as scoring for varied instrumental groupings. The course will concentrate on using the knowledge of scoring as a conductor and on practical writing techniques. (3 units; Fall-odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS520-A A Pickett, Glenn A. 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Hawkins Music Building
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MUS532 Conducting V

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS532-A A Bonner, Daniel J. 09/08/2015 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building
101
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MUS542 Conducting VI

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)

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MUS550 Vocal Techniques

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)

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MUS597 Conducting Recital/Project

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS597-A A Bonner, Daniel J. 09/08/2015 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building
101
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Six (6) additional elective units in Music

Music Composition

MUS520 Advanced Orchestration

MUS520 Advanced Orchestration

Discussion, study, and analysis of orchestrational techniques, as well as scoring for varied instrumental groupings. The course will concentrate on using the knowledge of scoring as a conductor and on practical writing techniques. (3 units; Fall-odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS520-A A Pickett, Glenn A. 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Hawkins Music Building
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MUS521 Advanced Arranging

MUS521 Advanced Arranging

An opportunity for students to develop and enhance their skills in arranging music for performance. Both choral and instrumental areas will be covered. (3 units; Fall-even years)

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MUS555 Composing Music for Motion Media

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)

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MUS575 Private Lessons in Music Compstn

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS575-A A Pickett, Glenn A. 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
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MUS595 Recital in Music Composition

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS595-A A Pickett, Glenn A. 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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Music Education

MUS505 Contemporary Music Education

MUS505 Contemporary Music Education

Students will examine philosophical, psychological, social, and historical issues in music education with a focus on practical application of the principles of psychology of music in the classroom, musical traditions in America, the development of music teaching, legislation relative to the arts and music education, and the changing context of music education in America. Students will develop a personal philosophy of and rationale for music education in preparation for the Music education project. (2 units; Fall-odd years)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS505-A A Posegate, Stephen C. 09/08/2015 Monday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building
162
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MUS540 Technlgy & Pedagogy for Gen Musc

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)

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MUS598 Music Education Project/Thesis

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS598-A A Posegate, Stephen C. 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Instructor
OFFC
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Choose 1 of the 2 following courses:

MUS571 Seminar in Choral Pedagogy

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)

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MUS572 Seminar in Instrumental Pedagogy

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)

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Nine (9) additional elective units in Music

Performance

MUS521 Advanced Arranging

MUS521 Advanced Arranging

An opportunity for students to develop and enhance their skills in arranging music for performance. Both choral and instrumental areas will be covered. (3 units; Fall-even years)

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MUS535 Music Literature

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS535-A A Reinebach, John 09/08/2015 Array Array - Array Hawkins Music Building
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MUS596 Instrumental/Vocal Recital

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)

  Course Sec Instructor Dates Days Time Location
Fall 2015 MUS596-A A Bonner, Daniel J. 09/08/2015 Tuesday 4:30 PM - 7:00 PM Hawkins Music Building
101
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Three (3) units of Ensemble from MUS560-567 or MUS569.

Eight (8) units of Applied Instruction from MUS580-588*.

One (1) additional elective unit in Music.

* Applied Instruction units must all be from the same area.