Music, Composition Concentration (M.A.)

Program Requirements

Required Courses
Applied Music
Complete the following course with Graduate Program Coordinator approval. Course must be completed four times, for 1 credit each.4
Applied Music
Theory Sequence
MUCP 511Musical Style and Analysis3
MUCP 512Music Systems of Analysis and Composition3
Private Study in Composition
Course must be completed two times, for 3 credits each.6
Private Study in Composition
Seminar in Historical Research
MUHS 604Seminar in Historical Research3
Theory and Composition
MUCP 600Independent Study in Theory/Composition4
Music History or Literature Electives
Select 3 credits from the following with approval of the Graduate Program Coordinator:3
Special Topics in Music I
Special Topics in Music II
Problems in Music History and Analysis
Performance Practice in the Baroque Era
Performance Practice in the Classical Era
Music Since 1960
Development of the Opera I
Development of the Opera II
Seminar in Historical Research
Seminar in Historical and Theoretical Studies
Music Electives
Select 6 credits from the list (see below) in consultation with Graduate Program Coordinator6
Composition and Public Performance
Composition & Public Performance of one of the larger forms for orchestra, vocal ensemble, or chamber ensemble.
Comprehensive Examination
In the term that you will sit for exam, register for the section which matches your major & advisor. Successfully pass exam.
Comprehensive Examination
Total Credits32

Music Electives

MUCP 515Advanced Counterpoint3
MUCP 516Advanced Instrumentation3
MUCP 598Private Study in Composition3
MUCP 599Independent Study in Theory/Composition1-4
MUED 500Workshop in Music Education1-3
MUED 501Psychology of Music3
MUED 502Critical Issues in Music Education3
MUED 510Special Topics in Music Education1-3
MUED 518Technology for Music Teachers3
MUED 519Music Learning Theory3
MUED 520General Music in Secondary School3
MUED 521Creative Movement and Dance Experiences for Children3
MUED 522Pedagogy of the Piano2
MUPR 571Brass Pedagogy2
MUPR 572String Pedagogy2
MUED 549Piano for Music Teachers3
MUED 550Teaching Music for Learners With Special Needs3
MUED 555Teaching Music As Democratic Practice3
MUED 556Teaching Methods for the Elementary Music Class3
MUED 557Teaching Methods for Music in the Secondary Schools3
MUED 560Teaching World Music3
MUED 565Teaching Music Reading3
MUED 570Critical and Creative Thinking in Music3
MUED 579Band Literature for the Music Educator3
MUED 580The Comprehensive Choral Educator3
MUED 581Orff Workshop I-Concepts and Skills1-3
MUED 582Orff Workshop II-Pedagogy and Practices1-3
MUED 599Independent Study in Music Education1-4
MUED 600Independent Study in Music Education1-4
MUED 603Seminar in Music Education3
MUED 604Supervision and Administration of School Music Programs3
MUED 695Field Project in Music Education3
MUED 699Field Project Extension1
MUEN 500Ensemble: Chorus1
MUEN 510Ensemble: Orchestra1
MUEN 520Ensemble: Band I1
MUEN 530Ensemble: Opera Workshop I1
MUEN 550Chamber Ensemble Performance I1
MUEN 580Chamber Ensemble Performance II1
MUEN 590Chamber Ensemble Performance IV1
MUEN 680Chamber Ensemble Performance III1
MUPR 527Pedagogy of the Voice3
MUPR 528Survey of Wind Instrument Music2
MUPR 530Advanced Conducting3
MUPR 539Opera Coaching0
MUPR 540Vocal Coaching0
MUPR 541Master Class in Musical Performance: French Vocal Literature2
MUPR 542Master Class in Musical Performance: English Vocal Literature2
MUPR 543Master Class in Musical Performance: Woodwind Literature2
MUPR 544Master Class in Musical Performance: Brass Literature2
MUPR 545Master Class in Musical Performance: String Literature2
MUPR 546Master Class in Musical Performance: Organ Literature2
MUPR 547Master Class in Musical Performance: Piano Literature2
MUPR 548Master Class in Musical Performance: Percussion Literature2
MUPR 555Body Mapping for Musicians3
MUPR 590Piano Improvisation2
MUPR 599Independent Study in Music Performance1-4
MUPR 600Independent Study in Music Performance1-4
MUPR 695Graduate Recital0
MUSI 599Applied Music1-4
MUTH 501Psychology of Music3
MUTH 510Group Music Therapy Experience1.5
MUTH 520Research in Music and Physiology3
MUTH 521Music Therapy Assessment in Clinical Practice3
MUTH 522Clinical Improvisation3
MUTH 523Supervision and Teaching in Music Therapy3
MUTH 524Group Music Therapy3
MUTH 525Special Topics in Music Therapy3
MUTH 565Graduate Music Therapy Internship I3
MUTH 566Graduate Music Therapy Internship II3
MUTH 598Thesis Seminar1
MUTH 599Independent Study Music Therapy1-3
MUTH 600Independent Study Music Therapy1-4
MUTH 620Music Therapy Seminar I: Severely/Profoundly Impaired Youth4
MUTH 621Music Therapy Seminar II: Severely/Profoundly Impaired Youth4
MUTH 622Music Therapy Seminar I: Mild/Moderately Impaired Youth4
MUTH 623Music Therapy Seminar II: Mild/Moderately Impaired Youth4
MUTH 624Music Therapy Seminar I: Adult Psychiatric4
MUTH 625Music Therapy Seminar II: Adult Psychiatric4
MUTH 698Master's Thesis3
MUTH 699Master's Thesis Extension1