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M.M. Music - Guitar, Keyboard, or Strings Performance Concentration Degree Plan

School of Music

M.M. – Music
Guitar, Keyboard, or Strings Performance Concentration


NOTE: Students who score less than 70% on the music theory placement test will take MU5357 Graduate Music Theory and Musicianship. Students who score less than 70% on the music history placement test will take MU 5330A History and Analysis in Music in addition to the degree requirements listed below.

Other Studies [Core] (12 credits):

- MU5334 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
-     2 Music Literature courses (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU 5315, MU 5320, MU 5340, MU 5360, MU 5375)
- MU5350 Musical Styles

Major Field (12 credits):

- 8 credits of Applied Instrument
- MUSP 5101 Graduate Recital
- 3 credits of Ensembles

Electives (12 credits):

- up to 3 additional credits of  Applied Instrument
- up to 3 additional credits of Ensembles
- up to 3 credits of Independent Study (MU 5113, MU 5213, MU 5313, MU 5317)
- MU5327 Advanced Conducting (instrumental or choral)
- MU5355 Pedagogy of Theory and Comprehensive Musicianship
- MU5365 Computing in Music
- MU5375 Topics in Advanced Music Research and Analysis


36 Credit Hours Total
1-Hour Recital
1-Hour Oral Exam




Contact:     Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music • 601 University Drive • San Marcos •
    TX 78666 • Graduate Degree Program: Master of Music : School of Music : Texas State University