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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 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 Exam (study guide on this page)

Incoming master’s students are required to take a music theory diagnostic exam in order to determine placement in graduate-level music theory courses. Based on the results of that exam, and in consultation with their advisor, students will be placed either in a non-credit review course in theory, or will be able to enroll in any graduate-level theory course.

The exam is offered at the beginning of the fall semester (arrangements will be made for students enrolling in the spring).

Fall 2018 Date (134 Fine Arts Building):
Tuesday, August 14, 6:00-9:00 PM

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