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M.M. Music - Choral Conducting Concentration Degree Plan

School of Music

M.M. – Music
Concentration in Choral Conducting

 

NOTE:
(1) Students who score less than 70% on the music theory placement test will take MU 5357 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.
(2) Undergraduate Diction: if these courses were not part of the undergraduate degree program, students must fulfill the prerequisite requirements by the end of their master’s studies.

Other Studies [Core] (12 credits):

  • MU 5334 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
  • Select 2 courses from the following (Musicology and/or Literature)*:
    • MU 5310 Music Literature – Baroque
    • MU 5314 Survey 20th-21st Century Music
    • MU 5315 Middle Ages-Renaissance Music Literature
    • MU 5316 Opera History
    • MU 5318 Song Literature
    • MU 5320 Music Literature – Viennese Classical
    • MU 5340 19th Century Romantic Music Literature
    • MU 5341 History of Jazz
    • MU 5345 Piano Literature I
    • MU 5346 Piano Literature II
    • MU 5360 Music in the United States
    • MU 5367 History of Music – Caribbean
    • MU 5368 History of Music in Mexico
    • MU 5369 History of Music – Latin America
    • MU 5371 Choral Literature I: Madrigal/Partsong
    • MU 5372 Choral Literature II: Oratorio and Other Secular Major Works
    • MU 5373 Choral Literature III: Liturgical Year – Motet, Anthem, Cantata
    • MU 5374 Choral Literature IV: Missa Brevis, Missa Solemnis, & Requiem
  • MU 5350 Musical Styles

 

Major Field (16 credits):

  • MUSP 5337 Advanced (choral) Conducting
  • MUSP 5227 Applied Conducting (taken consistently for 3 semesters)
  • Select 2 courses from the following (Choral Literature):
    • MU 5371 Choral Literature I: Madrigal/Partsong
    • MU 5372 Choral Literature II: Oratorio and Other Secular Major Works
    • MU 5373 Choral Literature III: Liturgical Year – Motet, Anthem, Cantata
    • MU 5374 Choral Literature IV: Missa Brevis, Missa Solemnis, & Requiem
  • MUSP 5101 Graduate Recital

 

Electives (8 credits):

  • MUSP 5337 Advanced (instrumental) Conducting
  • MUSP 5127, 5227, or 5327 Applied Conducting (additional lessons)
  • MU 5323 Vocal Music Education Methods (required if Vocal Pedagogy was not in student’s undergraduate degree)
  • MUSP 5120, 5130, 5140, 5150, 5160, 5170, 5180, 5185, 5220, 5230, 5240, 5250, 5260, 5270, 5280, 5285, 5320, 5330, 5340, 5350, 5360, 5380, or 5385 Applied Lessons (excluding Applied Conducting)
  • MUSE 5105, 5106, 5124, 5125, 5126 (opera production section), 5140, 5141 (vocal ensembles)
  • MUSE 5128 Conducting Seminar (repeatable up to 4 times)
  • MU 5329 Psychology of Music
  • MU 5355 Pedagogy of Theory and Comprehensive Musicianship
  • MU 5375 Topics in Advanced Music Research and Analysis
  • Select 1 course from the following (Musicology and/or Literature):
    • MU 5310 Music Literature – Baroque
    • MU 5314 Survey 20th-21st Century Music
    • MU 5315 Middle Ages-Renaissance Music Literature
    • MU 5316 Opera History
    • MU 5318 Song Literature
    • MU 5320 Music Literature – Viennese Classical
    • MU 5340 19th Century Romantic Music Literature
    • MU 5341 History of Jazz
    • MU 5345 Piano Literature I
    • MU 5346 Piano Literature II
    • MU 5360 Music in the United States
    • MU 5367 History of Music – Caribbean
    • MU 5368 History of Music in Mexico
    • MU 5369 History of Music – Latin America
    • MU 5371 Choral Literature I: Madrigal/Partsong
    • MU 5372 Choral Literature II: Oratorio and Other Secular Major Works
    • MU 5373 Choral Literature III: Liturgical Year – Motet, Anthem, Cantata
    • MU 5374 Choral Literature IV: Missa Brevis, Missa Solemnis, & Requiem

36 Total Credit Hours
Recital

1-Hour Comprehensive Oral Exam

*One course must be a Western European Music History course; the second is based on the student’s interest and advisement of their faculty/advisor.


Contact: Al Corley, Ph.D., Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music, ac44@txstate.edu or 512.245.7387