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.

Orchestral Conducting - Master of Music
credits
Studio
ORCH 500
16
Conducting
ORCH 567-568, ORCH 667-668
8
Score Reading*
ORCH 503-504
4
Foreign Languages**4
Theoretical Studies
 4
Musicology 4
Electives2
Recital2
Total Credits44
*Waived if outstanding proficiency is demonstrated
**Order of preference: German/Italian/French

Additional Requirements:
1) Attendance at NEC Orchestra rehearsals as specified by the department chair

 

Choral Conducting - Master of Music
credits
Studio
CHOR 500
16
Conducting
CHOR 567-568, 667-668
8
Score Reading
CHOR 503-504
4
Choral Literature4
Foreign Languages4
Theoretical Studies
Recommended: THYG 561 or THYG 562
 2
Musicology 2
Electives
Recommended: OPERA 563-564, VC 565-566, ORCH 567, or WNDEN 567
2
Recital2
Total Credits44
Additional Requirements:

1) Participation in NEC Chorus and/or Chamber Singers (CHOR 510 and/or CHOR 520) for four semesters
2) Advanced skills in sight-singing, solfège
3) Keyboard facility
4) Working knowledge of Latin, German, French, and Italian
5) One semester of Vocal Pedagogy (VC 565) (May be waived if requirement was met at previous institution)

 

Wind Ensemble Conducting - Master of Music
credits
Studio
WNDEN 500
16
Conducting
WNDEN 567-568, 667-668
8
Conducting Supportive Studies
WNDEN 507T, 551
4
Score Reading
WNDEN 503-504
4
Theoretical Studies
 4
Musicology 4
Electives*2
Recital2
Total Credits44
Additional Requirements:
1) Undergraduate courses in solfège (zero credit, non-degree) may be required for students who fail the advanced sight-singing and harmonic dictation exam given during orientation
2) Attendance at all rehearsals and concerts of the NEC Wind Ensemble and other organizations as specified by the department chair
3) Comprehensive Exam (WNDEN 693)

2012-08-06


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