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Graduate Assistantships

There are fifteen different music focus areas for the Master of Music degree in our School of Music.  Each area has a different curriclum and will prepare you for different job opportunities.

You can receive a Master of Arts degree in Musicology

The PhD in Music Education, offered through the College of Education’s Department of Learning, Teaching and Curriculum (LTC), is fully accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music. This degree is designed to prepare students for careers in higher education as music education teacher/researchers, as ensemble conductors with a strong commitment to music education teaching and research, or as master teachers or music supervisors in the K-12 system. Applicants must be certified music teachers, with a bachelor’s or master’s degree in music education, or present evidence of equivalent experience. Individuals with music teaching experience in higher education but without music teaching experience in elementary or secondary schools are eligible for admission, but are required to complete field experiences in elementary and secondary schools prior to taking comprehensive examinations.

Diagnostic Exams (study guides on this page)

Incoming Master's students are highly recommended to take diagnostic exams in order to determine placement in graduate-level music history and theory courses.  Based on the results of those exams, recommendations for coursework will be made via email the Friday before classes start.  Those students that do not choose to take the diagnostic exams will be required to register for the review courses in both history and/or theory.

Fall 2017 dates/times(both in 134 Fine Arts Building):
Tuesday, August 15, 6:00-9:00 PM — THEORY
Wednesday, August 16, 6:00-8:30 PM — HISTORY

Summer 2018 Course Offerings

Contemporary Issues in Musicology: American Film Music
MUS_H_LI 4342 and 7342, 3 credit hours
June 4-29, Monday-Friday, 8:00-10:50 am
Dr. Michael Budds, Fine Arts Building
Analysis of Musical Styles: Pop/Rock Music
MUS_H_LI 4250 and 7250, 2 cr.undergraduate, 3 cr. graduate
June 4-29, Monday-Friday, 11:10 am-12:30 pm
Dr. Peter Lea, Fine Arts Building 134
Current Issues in Music Education
MUS_EDUC 8160, various credit hours
June 4-29, Monday-Thursday, 1:00-3:30 pm
Dr. Brandon Boyd, Townsend 206
Summer Singers
MUS_ENS 1842 and 8842, 1 credit hour
June 4-29, Monday-Thursday, 2:30-4:30 pm
Dr. Paul Crabb, McKee 204
Advanced Choral Conducting
MUS_I_VT 8673, 2 credit hours
Times arranged
Dr. Paul Crabb
Masterpieces of Western Music (Online)
MUSIC_NM 1310, 3 credit hours
Brian Tate
Fundamentals of Music I (Online)
MUSIC_NM 1211, 2 credit hours
Dr. Erica Manzo