Skip to Content

M.M. Music - Instrumental Conducting Concentration Degree Plan

School of Music

M.M. – Music
Concentration in Instrumental Conducting

NOTE: (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.

Core Studies (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):

  • MU 5327 [from Fall 2008: MUSP 5337] Advanced (instrumental) 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]
    •    MU 5192 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 5322 Instrumental Techniques and Materials
    •    MU 5353 Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques
Applied / Ensemble Electives (3-6 credits)
    •    applied studies (except applied conducting) (various course numbers)
    •    instrumental ensembles (various course numbers)
Academic Electives (3 credits)
    •    MU5355 Pedagogy of Music Theory
    •    MU 5375 Topics in Advanced Music Research and Analysis
    •    1 additional Music Literature course (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU 5320, MU 5340, MU 5360, MU 5375)


36 Credit Hours Total
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