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Graduate Program

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Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music (NASM), Texas State University's School of Music offers graduate work leading to the Master of Music degree.

The Master of Music-Music Education and Master of Music-Music are both 36-hour programs with a core of 12 semester hours, a major area of 12 semester hours, and an additional 12 semester hours of electives related to the major area. Also offered are opportunities for independent studies with professors in their areas of specialization.

All M.M. Emphases Degree Plans are listed below. Prospective Students should also visit the Graduate Admissions Checklist.

 

Piano Performance Emphasis

 


NOTE:    Students who reach less than 70% on the music theory placement test will take MU5357 Graduate Music Theory and Musicianship in addition to the degree requirements listed below.

Other Studies [Core] (12 credits):

- MU5334 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)
- MU5350 Musical Styles

Major Field (12 credits):

- 8 credits of Applied Instrument
- MUSP 5101 Graduate Recital
- 3 credits of Ensembles

Electives (12 credits):

NOTE: The smaller number of credits is the minimum number of credits a student must take in that specific category.
- up to 3 additional credits of  Applied Instrument
- up to 3 additional credits of Ensembles
- up to 3 credits of Independent Study (MU 5113, MU 5213, MU 5313, MU 5317)
- MU5327 Advanced Conducting (instrumental or choral)
- MU5355 Pedagogy of Theory and Comprehensive Musicianship
- MU5365 Computing in Music
- MU 5270 Advanced Music Research Methods & MU 5192 Graduate (Lecture-) Recital


1-Hour Recital
1-Hour Oral Exam

 

M.M. - Music Education

 

NOTE: Students who do not achieve 70% on the music theory placement test will be required to take MU5357 Graduate
Music Theory and Musicianship in addition to the degree requirements listed below. A Music Education Entrance Exam is required.

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 5324 Music Curriculum & Methodology
    • MU 5325 Research in Music Education I
    • MU 5326 Foundations of Music Education
    • MUSP 5337 Advanced Conducting

Electives (12 credits):

    Music Education Elective (3 credits):
        • [3 x] MU 5136 Special Topic Workshops (each is a 1-week-long workshop)
        • MU5355 Pedagogy of Music Theory
        • MU 5365 Computing in Music
    Techniques Electives (6 credits):
        • MU 5322 Instrumental Techniques and Materials (for Instrumental Music emphasis)
        • MU 5323 Vocal Music Education Methods (for Choral Music emphasis)
        • Independent Study MU 5317 or MU 5313 (for General Music Emphasis)
        • MU 5326 Research in Music Education II (with Final Music Education Project)

NOTE: The Final Music Education Project is usually part of the Music Ed
Research II course. If this course is not taken as part of this elective, the Final
Music Education Project must be completed as part of one other course taken by
the student – to be approved by the music education faculty.

    Lessons Electives (3 credits):
        • 3 credits of applied performance lessons [various course numbers]

1-Hour Oral Exam

 

Contact the Director of Graduate Studies in Music for additional information:

Dr. Mary Ellen Cavitt Director of Graduate Studies in Music
phone: (512) 245-8450
e-mail: mc58@TxState.edu
mailing address: Director of Graduate Studies in Music
School of Music
601 University Drive
Texas State University-San Marcos
San Marcos, TX 78666