Music, Master of Music (M.Mus.)

The Master of Music Degree (Non-Thesis Option in Composition, Conducting, Music Education, or Performance) requires a minimum of between 31 and 36 credit hours depending on the specific program. Required coursework is distributed among three areas of study: Major studies, Studies in Areas Supporting the Major, and Other Studies in Music. In addition, a grade of B- or better is required in all courses used to fulfill requirements for the degree; a scholarly research paper must be written as part of MUSC648 or MUED690; a Final Project must be completed satisfactorily; and an oral comprehensive examination of courses required in Major Studies and in Studies in Areas Supporting the Major must be passed. Specific courses are required in each area of specialization.

M.M. in Composition

(minimum of 30 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree)

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
Major Studies in Music10
Studies in Areas Supporting the Major 15
Other Courses in Music6
Scholarly paper
Total Credits31

M.M. in Conducting

(minimum of 30 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree)

Course Title Credits
Specialization Requirements
Select one of the following:32-34
Choral Conducting specialization:
Major Studies in Music (10 credits minimum)
Studies in Areas Supporting the Major (15 credits minimum)
Academic Courses in Music (9 credits minimum) 1
Scholarly paper
Instrumental Conducting specialization:
Major Studies in Music (10 credits minimum)
Studies in Areas Supporting the Major (13-14 credits minimum)
Advanced Courses in Music (9 credits minimum) 1
Scholarly paper
Total Credits32-34

M.M. in Performance

(minimum of 30 credits beyond the Bachelor's degree)

Course Title Credits
Core Requirements
Major Studies in Music (10 credits minimum)10
Studies in Areas Supporting the Major (credits may vary per specialization)12-17
Academic Courses in Music (9 credits minimum) 19
Specialization Requirements
Select one of the following:
Jazz
Piano Solo
Collaborative Piano
Strings
Voice 1
Opera 2
Winds
Percussion
Total Credits31-36