The Master of Music curriculum focuses on studio and ensemble work, supplemented by academic course requirements in musicology and music theory, as well as electives. Additional study is provided through frequent masterclasses, guest artists, and repertoire classes.

Musicology* - Master of Music
credits
As part of the admission requirements, students may be required to take a comprehensive exam in music history.  
Musicology
18
Theoretical Studies
4
Studio**
 4
Electives*** 14
Thesis/Portfolio Review2
Total Credits42
*As part of the admission requirements, students may be required to take a comprehensive exam in music history
**Studio required in second and third semesters only, resulting in a research paper
***Ten elective credits must be in Supportive Studies

Additional Requirements:
1) Examination of reading skills in French, German, or Italian
2) Evaluation of progress at the end of the first year
3) Porfolio of course papers (MHST 697)
4) Honors thesis (MHST 681-682) may substitute for two Musicology courses and the portfolio, with permission of department chair
5) Written/oral exam at end of the second year (MHST 693)
6) Teaching Internship (MHST 580): two-year teaching assignment in an undergraduate Music History course

2012-08-06


IT'S LIKE AN ACT OF MURDER; YOU PLAY WITH INTENT TO COMMIT SOMETHING. DUKE ELLINGTON