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M.M. Music - Choral Conducting Concentration Degree Plan

School of Music

M.M. – Music
Concentration in Choral Conducting


(1) A score reading proficiency is required for this concentration.
(2) 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.
(3) Undergraduate Diction as well as one modern language (German, Italian, or French). If those courses were not part of the undergraduate degree program, students must fulfill the prerequisite requirements by the end of their master’s studies. (Language proficiency equivalent to 2 years of Italian, German, or French in High School OR the first two semesters [1410 & 1420] of Italian, German, or French at the college level.)



Other Studies [Core] (12 credits):

• MU 5334 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)
• MU 5350 Musical Styles

Major Field (12 credits):

  • MUSP 5337 Advanced (choral) Conducting
  • 2 x MUSP 5227 Applied Conducting
  • 1 x MUSP 5127 Applied Conducting
  • 3 x MUSE 5128 Conducting Seminar [also covers analytical studies & score reading]
  • MUSP 5101 Graduate Recital

Electives (12 credits):

    Electives Related to Major Field (3-6 credits)
      • MUSP 5337 Advanced (instrumental) Conducting
      • additional applied conducting lessons (MUSP 5127, 5227, 5327)
      • MU 5323 Vocal Music Education Methods (required if Vocal Pedagogy was not in student’s undergraduate degree)
    Applied / Ensemble Electives (3-6 credits)
        • applied studies (except applied conducting) (various course numbers)
        • vocal ensembles (various course numbers)
    Academic Electives (3 credits)
        • MU 5355 Pedagogy of [Music] Theory
        • MU 5375 Topics in Advanced Music Research and Analysis
        • 1 additional Music Literature course (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU5315, MU 5320, MU 5340, MU 5360)

36 Total Credit Hours

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