Master of Music in Composition
This is a two-year program of study at the post-baccalaureate level for students of music composition. Students will pursue advanced studies in composition through private study and will complement this study with graduate-level course work in music theory, music history and other music electives.The Master of Music degree in Composition is designed to train the graduate student and to provide this student with the tools needed to attain professional competence and specialization in the area of composition and to continue graduate studies at the doctoral level.
M.M. Degree Completion Requirements
- Complete the degree in four calendar years from the date on a student’s initial registration or be held to any new degree requirements.
- Maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
- Complete 36 credits of music courses, including four semesters of applied music study (16 credits, 20 credits for pianists), four academic music courses (12 credits), four semesters of Performance Forum (0 credit), various performance requirements (a full recital, a concerto performance, a chamber work performance – each 0 credit), participate in two January Terms (0 credit) and pass a comprehensive exam (0 credit) given near the conclusion of degree study. String, wind, brass and percussion students are required to complete four semesters of large ensemble (4 credits), four semesters of small ensemble (4 credits) and perform a mock audition (0 credit). Piano students are required to complete four semesters of small ensemble (4 credits) and perform a sight reading jury for pianists (0 credit).
- Pass proficiency exams in music history and music theory.
M.M. in Compostion Requirements
|MUS 501||Applied Instrument: MM||16|
|MUG 580||Music Entrepreneurship||3|
|MUH 530||Bibliography and Research Skills||3|
|MUR 501||Performance Forum||0|
|MUR 600||Graduate Recital||0|
|MUR 601||Comprehensive Exam||0|
|MUH 500+||Music History Elective||3|
|MUT 570||Analytical Techniques of Music||3|
|MU- 500+||Graduate Music Electives||8|