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M.M. Music - Performance and Pedagogy Concentration Degree Plan

School of Music

M.M. – Music
Concentration in Performance and Pedagogy

 

The Master of Music (M.M.) degree with a major in Music concentration in Performance and Pedagogy requires 36 semester credit hours. 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. Additional Vocal prerequisites: Diction – Students who score less than 80% on the Diction Placement exam will take MU 5130B Diction in Singing.  Languages – One year each of TWO of the standard singing languages (French, German, and Italian) at the college level or proof of language proficiency at the Beginner Level I and II as determined by CLEP test.

Other Studies [Core] (12 credits):

  • MU 5334 Introduction to Graduate Studies in Music
  • MU 5350 Musical Styles
  • Choose 6 hours from the following*:
    • 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 5354 Foundations of Ethnomusicology
    • 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

Major Field (21 credits):

  • 8 credits from the following (Applied Lessons)
    • MUSP 5220 Applied Voice
    • MUSP 5330 Applied Keyboard
    • MUSP 5240 Applied Woodwind
    • MUSP 5250 Applied Brass
    • MUSP 5260 Applied String
    • MUSP 5270 Applied Percussion
  • MUSP 5101 Graduate Recital
  • 3 credits from the following (Ensembles)
    • MUSE 5126 Chamber Music
    • MUSE 5130 Wind Symphony
    • MUSE 5131 Symphonic Winds
    • MUSE 5140 Texas State Chorale
    • MUSE 5141 University Singers
    • MUSE 5150 Texas State Symphony Orchestra
  • 6 credits of from the following (Pedagogy Courses)
    • MU 5331 Vocal Pedagogy I
    • MU 5332 Vocal Pedagogy II
    • MU 5362 Instrumental Pedagogy I
    • MU 5363 Instrumental Pedagogy II
  • MU 5364 Intelligent Music Teaching

Electives (3 credits):

  • Choose 3 hours from the following:
    • MUSP 5120 Applied Voice
    • MUSP 5130 Applied Keyboard
    • MUSP 5140 Applied Woodwind
    • MUSP 5150 Applied Brass
    • MUSP 5160 Applied String
    • MUSP 5170 Applied Percussion
    • MUSP 5180 Applied Composition
    • MUSP 5185 Electronic Composition
    • MUSP 5220 Applied Voice
    • MUSP 5330 Applied Keyboard
    • MUSP 5240 Applied Woodwind
    • MUSP 5250 Applied Brass
    • MUSP 5260 Applied String
    • MUSP 5270 Applied Percussion
    • MUSP 5280 Applied Composition
    • MUSP 5285 Electronic Composition
    • MUSE 5106 Opera Theatre
    • MUSE 5126 Chamber Music
    • MUSE 5130 Wind Symphony
    • MUSE 5131 Symphonic Winds
    • MUSE 5140 Texas State Chorale
    • MUSE 5141 University Singers
    • MUSE 5150 Texas State Symphony Orchestra
    • MU 5113 Independent Study in Music
    • MU 5213 Independent Study in Music
    • MU 5313 Independent Study in Music
    • MU 5317Independent Study in Music
    • MU 5353 Ensemble Rehearsal Techniques
    • MU 5355 Pedagogy of Theory and Comprehensive Musicianship
    • MU 5345 Piano Literature I
    • MU 5346 Piano Literature II
    • MU 5329 Psychology of Music
    • MU 5318 Song Literature
    • MU 5358 Advanced Musicianship
    • MU 5337 Advanced Conducting
    • MU 5365 Computing in Music
    • 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 Credit Hours Total
1-Hour Recital
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.

 

Comprehensive Examination Requirements

All candidates within the graduate music program must pass a comprehensive oral examination. Candidates who fail the oral examination upon first try may appeal for re-examination. The re-examination will be administered during the term following the first attempt. Students will be given a maximum of two attempts to pass the exam. Failure to pass the required comprehensive oral examination on the second attempt shall prevent graduation eligibility.

 

Contact: Dr. Alton Corley, Coordinator of Graduate Studies in Music

Email: ac44@txstate.edu

Phone: 512.245.7387