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M.M. Music - Latin Music Studies Performance Concentration Degree Plan

School of Music

M.M. – Music
Concentration in Latin Music Performance

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.

Background Studies (either taken prior to M.M. studies, or to complete before graduating):
Proficiency equivalent to 2 years of Spanish in High School OR the first two semesters (1410 & 1420) of Spanish at the college level (all students in this emphasis must pass the proficiency exam in Spanish through the Texas State Modern Language Department). NOTE: Any language leveling classes must be completed during the first year.

 

Core Studies (12 credits):

3  ​​Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music (MU 5334)
3 ​​ MU 5369 History of Music in Latin America*
3 ​ Western Music Literature course (choose from MU 5310, MU 5314, MU 5315, MU 5320, MU 5340, MU 5360, MU 5373)
3  ​​Musical Styles (MU 5350)

 

Major Field (24 credits — including 12 credits selected from Salsa Track OR Mariachi Track):

8  Applied Instrument(s) - 2 credits through traditional (Western) applied music lessons focusing on technique and 6 credits through Applied Latin Music Studies lessons
3 ​ Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques (MU 5353)
1  Graduate Recital (MUSP 5101)

Salsa Track
4 ​ ​Salsa Ensemble (MUSE 5102)
3 ​​ Salsa Arranging (MU 5366)
3 ​ History of Music in the Caribbean (MU 5367)
1 ​ Latin Music Methods (MU 5166)*
1 ​ Afro-Cuban Hand Drumming (MUSP 5175)

OR

Mariachi Track
4 ​​ Mariachi Ensemble (MUSE 5103)
3 ​​ Mariachi Arranging (MU 5356)
3 ​ History of Music in Mexico (MU 5368)
1 ​​ Latin Music Methods (MU 5166)*
1 ​ Guitarrón and Vihuela Techniques (MUSP 5165)

 

1 Hour Oral Exam
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36 credit hours total​​​​      

 

 

 



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