Music

College of Creative Arts
Dean: Keith Morrison

Department of Music
CA 214
415-338-1432
Chair: Patricia Taylor Lee

Undergraduate Advisers: Caltabiano, Festinger, Girard, Habermann, Jones, Lindeman, Neve, Sanchez-Gutierrez, Spencer, Suzuki

Graduate Coordinator: Richard Festinger

Faculty

Professors--Girard, Hopkins, Jones, W., Lee, P., Lindeman, Neve, Peterson, W., Roach

Associate Professors--Caltabiano, Festinger, Spencer, Suzuki

Assistant Professors--Habermann, Sanchez-Gutierrez

Programs

B.A. in Music

Bachelor of Music

Minor in Music

M.A. in Music

Master of Music

Program Scope

The Department of Music offers both professional and liberal arts degree programs in music as well as courses that enrich the general education and cultural life of the university. The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a humanistic approach to the study of music as a significant part of human tradition and culture. The Bachelor of Music is an intensive curriculum designed for students wishing to study music for specific professional purposes or for students seeking to attain professional levels without necessarily planning to become professional musicians. The Master of Arts in Music is designed to provide advanced training for students with highly developed interest and talent in specific areas of music study; to prepare teachers for both two- and four-year college music positions; to provide prospective doctoral aspirants with a sound foundation for advanced graduate study; to make graduate programs available to public school teachers involving intensive study of specific areas of music; and to prepare students for professional careers in composition and arranging. The Master of Music is designed to provide graduate study for the superior performer and to allow for maximum development of specialized skills. The department also offers two minors in music: a liberal arts minor, designed to provide a planned sequence of musical development from which future enjoyment and learning can proceed, and a Non-Western/Cross Cultural Musical Arts Minor, which is interdisciplinary in character. The faculty of the Department of Music includes internationally recognized performers, composers, music educators, and scholars.

A wide variety of individual and ensemble performance opportunities are available to all students at SFSU. These include Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, University Symphony, Concert Choir, and University Chorus. The department also participates in opera and musical-comedy productions in the College of Creative Arts and sponsors many small, specialized ensembles such as Chamber Music, Collegium Musicum, Jazz Combos, and ensembles for woodwinds, brass, and percussion. The Alexander String Quartet is quartet-in-residence at San Francisco State University.

The Music Department offers numerous scholarships, based on musical and scholastic performance as well as need. The May Treat Morrison Trust supports scholarships and instruction in chamber music. An endowed scholarship and loan fund in memory of Paul M. and Edith Pone has been established in support of academically promising music students who demonstrate financial need. The Janis D. Getz Scholarship is awarded to talented piano majors with strong academic records. Other awards include the Eugene Fulton Vocal Scholarship, the Presser Scholarship, the DeBellis Scholarship, the Vernazza Scholarship for Music Education, and the Peter Frampton Contemporary Music Award. For further information and an application, contact the Department of Music.

The Department of Music is a fully accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Music.

Facilities

The Music Department is housed in the Creative Arts Building. Facilities include McKenna and Knuth Theatres, seating 750 and 320 respectively; an up-to-date electronic music laboratory; three piano laboratories; choral and instrumental ensemble rehearsal space; classroom and practice facilities; and a music materials resource center, containing instruments and scores.

The J. Paul Leonard Library provides music listening facilities; computer access; and extensive scores, recordings, and books on music. The Frank V. deBellis collection of Italian culture, located on the sixth floor of the Library, contains historic musical instruments, rare books, musical manuscripts, and scores and archival sound recordings.

Career Outlook

Career options for music majors are very diverse. The analytical and listening skills, collaborative experiences, concentration and broad historical and cultural knowledge gained through the study of music prepare students to achieve in many professional arenas. Their individual talents may lead them into specific aspects of music, including performance, composition, scholarship, and teaching. Graduates of the SFSU music department currently perform as soloists or in symphony orchestras, opera, chamber ensembles, choruses, rock groups, and jazz combos; they conduct Broadway musicals, church choirs, community choruses, commercial music, opera, and symphony; they compose and arrange music in a wide variety of styles; they teach every aspect of music from pre-school through university both in independent studios and in public and private schools and colleges; they write record and program notes, serve as music librarians, design and work with music technology, and act as critics and lecturers. They occupy key positions as music administrators and provide leadership for professional music organizations. They continue to create, perform, analyze, write about, lobby for, and listen to music both for profit and for pleasure.

UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS IN MUSIC

Enrollment priority in the lower division sequence of theory and musicianship courses is given to music majors. All students intending to enroll in these courses are required to take diagnostic placement examinations in music theory, aural skills, and piano. These exams are given twice each semester on university advising days.

All music majors are assigned a faculty adviser with whom they confer each semester to develop an appropriate program. Individual instrumental and vocal instruction is restricted to music majors. In order to qualify for individual instruction, students must pass an audition and qualify on the undergraduate placement examinations for admission into the lower division theory and musicianship sequence.

BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

The Bachelor of Arts in Music provides a humanistic approach to the study of music as a significant part of human tradition and culture. Students may choose the Traditional Emphasis, the Emphasis in Jazz/Popular Styles, or the Emphasis in Electronic Music. As a liberal arts curriculum, the Bachelor of Arts is not intended as vocational preparation, although many career opportunities are open to students with such a background.

The curriculum for this degree consists of two segments: the preparation for the major and an upper division major of thirty-two units. The preparation for the major involves competency and/or course work requirements in theory, ear training, and piano. Additional electives may be taken in music, but a maximum of 60 units in music may be counted towards the 124 units required for graduation.

Preparation for the Bachelor of Arts in Music should be completed during the freshman and sophomore years. In order to be accepted into the major in the junior year, students must satisfy the criteria listed below.

Upper Division Courses

Students must obtain departmental acceptance into the upper division major no later than the end of the first semester of the junior year.

Units

Core Requirements

MUS 150	Concert Music (each semester in 
residence up to and including
eight semesters) 0
MUS 420	Twentieth Century Techniques		3
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples		3
Units selected from the following		3
MUS 520	Seminar in Music Literature
MUS 530	Music of the Middle East, Far 
East, and Sub-Continental India
MUS 531	Music of the Pacific Basin
MUS 532	Music of Latin America

MUS 598	Senior Thesis		3
Total for core		12

Emphasis(see below)		20
Total for major		32

Traditional Emphasis

History/Literature/Theory

MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint		3
MUS 415	Orchestration		3
Units selected from the following		6
MUS 550	Music from the Middle Ages to 
1750
MUS 551	Classic and Romantic Music
MUS 552	Twentieth Century Music
Major Instruction/Ensembles		8
A minimum of two units must be major 

instruction in one instrument or voice.
Total for emphasis		20

Jazz/Popular Styles Emphasis

History/Literature/Theory

MUS 440	Practical Jazz/Pop Harmony		3
MUS 506	Survey of Jazz		3
MUS 511	Roots of Rock		3
MUS 552	Twentieth Century Music		3
Major Instruction/Performance Laboratories		8
Major instruction in one instrument or voice: 
2 units required
Jazz or rock performance class: 2 units 
required
Traditional ensemble (band, orchestra, choir) 
for students studying traditional acoustical

instruments or voice: 2 units required
Total for emphasis		20

Electronic Music Emphasis

History/Literature/Theory

MUS 415	Orchestration		3
MUS 504	Survey of Electronic Music		3
MUS 552	Twentieth Century Music		3
Units selected from the following on advise-
ment 3
MUS 550	Music from the Middle Ages to 
1750
MUS 551	Classic and Romantic Music

Major Instruction/Performance Laboratories

MUS 436	Introduction to the Electronic Music 
Studio 2
MUS 438	Computer Music		2
Units selected from MUS 303, Piano Major; 
MUS 313, Voice Major; or MUS 353,
Instrumental Major (1 each) 2
Units of concurrent enrollment in MUS 

371-390, Ensemble Series (1 each)		2
Total for emphasis		20

BACHELOR OF MUSIC

The Bachelor of Music is an intensive curriculum, designed for students wishing to study music for specific professional purposes or for students seeking to attain professional levels without necessarily planning to become professional musicians. Emphasis areas within the program provide specialized study in music education (credential preparation), in various performance areas, in music history/literature, or in composition. These specializations are intended to prepare students for graduate study or for various professional opportunities. The department expects every graduate of the professional degree program to demonstrate a significant technical and artistic level of accomplishment in at least one area of performance.

In addition to possessing musical ability and motivation, each student planning to pursue a professional music curriculum should come to San Francisco State University with significant background and training in some performance area. A maximum of 70 units in music may be counted toward this 132-unit degree.

The Bachelor of Music in Music Education is designed for students preparing to teach in the elementary and secondary schools. Completion of this curriculum satisfies academic requirements for the Single Subject Teaching Credential in Music, leaving only the professional education sequence to be taken in the College of Education.

Students in the Composition Emphasis have early and continued opportunities through Composers' Workshop and other specialized classes to study with nationally recognized faculty composers and to have their works performed before student audiences.

Performance majors receive up to eight semesters of free private lessons with the department's distinguished artist faculty, many of whom are members of the San Francisco Symphony, Opera, and Ballet Orchestras, and maintain active professional careers. The degree program culminates in a formal senior recital in the department's concert hall.

Students in the History/Literature Emphasis pursue core courses in music history as well as specialized courses in such areas as keyboard literature, jazz, ethnic music, and courses focused on the works of individual composers. The culminating project for the undergraduate degree in Music History/Literature, a senior thesis of an analytical or historical nature, gives each student an opportunity to work closely with a member of the music history faculty in developing research and analytical skills.

Bachelor of Music students must complete a core of 25 units which includes concert attendance and one of the following fields of emphasis: Music Education; Piano, Organ, Orchestral Instrument, or Classical Guitar Performance; Composition; or History and Literature. Students who select the Music Education Emphasis must complete one of the three concentrations.

Courses for this program are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Units

Core Courses

MUS 150	Concert Music [each semester in 
residence up to and including
eight semesters] 0
MUS 221	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
Musicianship I 2
MUS 222	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
Musicianship II 2
MUS 231	Contrapuntal Analysis and Synthesis		3
MUS 232	Diatonic Analysis and Synthesis		3
MUS 233	Chromatic Analysis and Synthesis		3
MUS 420	Twentieth Century Techniques		3
MUS 550	Music from the Middle Ages to 
1750 3
MUS 551	Classic and Romantic Music		3

MUS 552	Twentieth Century Music		3
Total for core		25
Emphasis(select one of the emphases listed 

below)		45
Total for major		70
In addition to the core requirements, all candidates must pass the junior qualifying examination in one instrument or voice.

Music Education Emphasis

Candidates must pass the senior comprehensive performance examination or present a recital. One field of concentration from Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, or the Diversified Program as shown below.

Units

Instrumental Music Concentration

Units on advisement from MUS 203, 301, 
302 Class Piano (1 each) 2
MUS 311-312	Class Voice I-II (1 each)		2
MUS 351	Class Percussion I		1
MUS 351	Class Guitar I		1
MUS 353	Instrumental Major (1 each)		8
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each) or
MUS 394	Vocal Performance Practicum or
MUS 430	Improvisation		7
MUS 415	Orchestration		3
MUS 433	Introduction to Music Technology		2
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples (3)		0
MUS 608	Early Field Experience in Music 
Education 2
MUS 610	General Music		3
MUS 613	Practicum in Conducting		2
MUS 616	Woodwinds		2
MUS 618	Strings		2
MUS 620	Brass		2
MUS 630	Instrumental Materials and 
Literature 3

MUS 640	Instrumental Conducting		3
Total for emphasis		45
Units

Vocal Music Concentration

Units on advisement from MUS 203, 301, 302 
Class Piano (1 each) 1
MUS 313	Voice Major (1)		6
MUS 360	Major Repertoire--Voice (1)		2
MUS 351	Class Percussion		1
MUS 351	Class Guitar		1
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)1or
MUS 394	Vocal Performance Practicum or
MUS 430	Improvisation		7
MUS 433	Introduction to Music Technology		2
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples (3)2		0
MUS 560	Lyric Diction		3
MUS 608	Early Field Experience in Music 
Education 2
MUS 610	General Music		3
MUS 612	The Voice		3
MUS 613	Practicum in Conducting		2
MUS 616	Woodwinds		2
MUS 618	Strings		2
MUS 620	Brass		2
MUS 635	Choral Literature		3

MUS 645	Choral Conducting		3
Total for emphasis		45
Units

Diversified Program Concentration (Keyboard/Choral)

This concentration is designed for students with keyboard as the major performance study.

MUS 210	Keyboard Harmony		1
MUS 303	Major Instruction--Piano (1)		8
Units selected upon advisement		3
MUS 311	Class Voice I (1)
MUS 312	Class Voice II (1)
MUS 313	Voice Major (1) [by audition]
MUS 351	Class Percussion		1
MUS 351	Class Guitar		1
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series1,(1 each) or
MUS 394	Vocal Performance Practicum or
MUS 430	Improvisation		7
MUS 433	Introduction to Music Technology		2
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples (3)2		0
MUS 560	Lyric Diction or
MUS 612	The Voice		3
MUS 608	Early Field Experience in Music
Education 2
MUS 610	General Music		3
MUS 613	Practicum in Conducting		2
MUS 616	Woodwinds		2
MUS 618	Strings		2
MUS 620	Brass		2
MUS 635	Choral Literature		3

MUS 645	Choral Conducting		3
Total for emphasis		45

Piano Performance Emphasis

MUS 210	Keyboard Harmony		1
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
Musicianship III 2
MUS 303	Piano Major (1)		8
MUS 360	Major Repertoire--Piano (1)		8
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)		1
MUS 378	Chamber Music (1)		3
MUS 383	Piano Accompaniment (1)		1
MUS 384	Piano Ensemble		1
MUS 391	Piano Sightreading (1)		2
MUS 392	Piano Performance Practicum (1)			6
MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint		3
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples2		3
MUS 510	Keyboard Literature		3
MUS 614	Piano Pedagogy		2
MUS 640	Instrumental Conducting or
MUS 645	Choral Conducting			3
Related performance area to be selected from 
MUS 311, 312, 321, or 341 1

Senior Recital is required		0
Total for emphasis		45

Organ Performance Emphasis

MUS 210	Keyboard Harmony		1
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
Musicianship III 2
MUS 323	Organ Major (1)		8
MUS 360	Major Repertoire--Organ (1)		8
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)		9
MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint		3
MUS 415	Orchestration		3
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples		3
MUS 510	Keyboard Literature		3
MUS 640	Instrumental Conducting or
MUS 645	Choral Conducting		3
MUS 614	Piano Pedagogy		2
Piano, harpsichord, or voice	 (1)		3

Senior Recital is required		0
Total for emphasis		45

Vocal Performance Emphasis

MUS 201-202-203 Class Piano (1 each)			3
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
Musicianship III 2
MUS 301-302	Class Piano (1 each)		2
MUS 313	Voice Major (1)		8
MUS 360	Major Repertoire--Voice (1)		6
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)		9
Units selected on advisement from the following:		3
MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint
MUS 415	Orchestration
MUS 450	Projects in Theory and Compo-
sition
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples1		3
MUS 560	Lyric Diction		3
MUS 565	Vocal Literature		3
MUS 612	The Voice		3
MUS 645	Choral Conducting		3

Senior Recital is required		0
Total for emphasis		45
In addition, reading proficiency in French, German, or Italian must be demonstrated no later than the first semester of the junior year.

Orchestral Instrument or Classical Guitar Performance Emphasis

MUS 201-202-203 Class Piano (1 each)			3
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
Musicianship III 2
MUS 353	Instrumental Major (1)		8
MUS 360	Major Repertoire (1)		8
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)		12
Units selected upon advisement from the 
following: 3
MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint
MUS 450	Projects in Theory and Compo-
sition
MUS 415	Orchestration		3
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples1		3
MUS 640	Instrumental Conducting		3
Music electives on advisement		3

Senior Recital is required		0
Total for emphasis		45

Composition Emphasis

The Theory/Composition Committee must approve the student's entrance into and graduation from the program. For these purposes the committee will expect to examine the student's compositions at the junior qualifying level and at the end of the senior year.

MUS 201-202-203Class Piano (1 each)			3
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
Musicianship III 2
MUS 301-302	Class Piano (1 each)		2
Units on advisement from MUS 303, 313, 323, 
or 353: Piano, Voice, Organ, or Instru-
mental Major (1 each) 4
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)		5
MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint		3
MUS 415	Orchestration		3
MUS 416	Theory Seminar		3
MUS 425	Workshop in Composition (1)		1
MUS 436	MIDI Electronic Music Studio		2
MUS 450	Projects in Theory and 
Composition (1) 4
MUS 460	Repertoire for Composers (1)		4
MUS 504	Electronic Music		3
One of the following selected upon advisement		3
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples
MUS 530	Music of the Middle East, Far 
East, and Sub-Continental India
MUS 531	Music of the Pacific Basin
MUS 532	Music of Latin America
or other adviser approved elective
MUS 640	Instrumental Conducting or

MUS 645	Choral Conducting		3
Total for emphasis		45
In addition, candidates must pass the junior qualifying examination in one instrument or voice.

History and Literature Emphasis

MUS 201-202-203Class Piano (1 each)			3
MUS 223	Fundamentals of Ear-training and 
Musicianship III 2
MUS 301-302	Class Piano (1 each)		2
Units on advisement from MUS 303, 313, 
323, or 353 [Piano, Voice, Organ, or
Instrumental Major] (1 each) 4
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)		5
Units selected on advisement from the 
following: 6
MUS 405	Tonal Counterpoint
MUS 415	Orchestration
MUS 450	Projects in Theory and Compo-
sition
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples		3
Units selected on advisement from the 
following: 12
MUS 520	Seminar in Music Literature
MUS 530	Music of the Middle East, Far 
East, and Sub-Continental India
MUS 531	Music of the Pacific Basin
MUS 532	Music of Latin America
or other adviser approved elective
MUS 598	Senior Thesis		3
MUS 640	Instrumental Conducting or
MUS 645	Choral Conducting		3

Music electives on advisement		2
Total		45
In addition, candidates must pass the junior qualifying examination in one instrument or voice and demonstrate basic reading knowledge of French, German, or other appropriate language.

MINOR IN MUSIC

The program is designed to provide students with a planned sequence of musical experiences upon which future enjoyment and learning can be built. The minor may be designed, in consultation with a music adviser, to meet the particular goals of the individual student.

Twelve of the total units must be in upper division work and taken in residence at SFSU.

MUS 120	Basic Music I		3
MUS 121	Basic Music II1		3
Units on advisement from the following :		6
[A minimum of one unit each in voice and 
piano is required.]
MUS 201-203	Class Piano (1 each)
MUS 310-311	Class Voice (1 each)
MUS 371-390	Ensemble Series (1 each)
MUS 501	Music, The Listener's Art or
MUS 505	Music of the World's Peoples		3

Music units on advisement		6
Total		21

MINOR IN NON-WESTERN/CROSS-CULTURAL MUSICAL ARTS

Consult Index for page reference regarding this program.

GRADUATE PROGRAMS IN MUSIC

The Music Department offers a Master of Arts in Music with an emphasis in composition, music education, music history, or music theory; and a Master of Music in Performance with an emphasis in vocal or instrumental performance, chamber music, or conducting (choral or orchestral).

Admission to Program

Students should apply by April 1 for the following Fall or October 1 for the following Spring. Applicants are required to file two applications, one with the university and one with the Music Department. Admission to conditionally classified status requires acceptance by both the university and the Music Department. A departmental application form may be obtained by writing to the Music Department, or by calling (415) 338-1431. University applications must be requested from the graduate admissions office.

Departmental requirements for admission to conditionally classified status are as follows.

1. A baccalaureate degree, with a major in music or equivalent musical experience.
2. A minimum 2.5 grade point average in the last 60 units of undergraduate study.
3. A completed application form for graduate study in the Music Department.
4. A letter of intent, including the proposed semester for entry into the program.
5. A 200-500 word narrative statement of purpose. This statement should include a description of the applicant's previous accomplishments.
6. An official copy of the applicant's undergraduate transcripts, and graduate transcripts if the student has been previously enrolled in a program of graduate study.
7. Two letters of recommendation from current or former teachers or professionals who are familiar with the applicant's qualifications.
8. The Music Department Graduate Classification Examination in Music History, Theory, Aural and Keyboard Skills and, for music education candidates, the Music Education Master's Advisory Exam. These examinations must be taken prior to entry into the program. Students who demonstrate deficiencies in one or more areas may be accepted into the program contingent upon remediation of all deficiencies within one academic year of entry into the program. Undergraduate course work taken to remove deficiencies may notbe used as part of the 30 units required for the master's degree in music.
9. Specific requirements for each individual program are:
a. For applicants to the Master of Music program: a live audition before members of the Music Department faculty or, for applicants unable to travel to San Francisco, a high quality audio cassette 30-45 minutes in duration demonstrating the student's current level of accomplishment. A repertoire list is also required, including an indication of those works on the list which have been performed in recital.
b. For applicants in the Master of Arts program in Music Education: a written description of the nature and extent of teaching experience.
c. For applicants in the Master of Arts program in Music History: representative examples of student analytical papers.
d. For applicants in the Master of Arts program in Composition: representative examples of recent musical compositions.
e. For applicants in the Master of Arts program in Music Theory: representative examples of recent analytical papers or projects.

Written English Proficiency Requirement

Level One:Newly admitted students are required to take the Graduate Essay Test (GET), administered by the Testing Center, prior to registering for MUS 700. If writing deficiencies exist, remedial work in appropriate writing classes will be required. Level Two:satisfactory completion of the Music History seminar from the 750 series.

Advancement to Candidacy

Advancement to candidacy occurs when a Graduate Approved Program (GAP) form has been completed by the student and approved by the major adviser, college graduate coordinator, and the Dean of the Graduate Division. Prior to completion of the GAP form, the student must have been granted fully classified status (see #8 above); have satisfactorily completed both Written English Proficiency Requirements; have completed at least twelve semester units applicable to the degree with a B average or above; and have successfully completed review of the student's program with the faculty adviser.

Master's Examination.All candidates for the master's degree (M.A. and M.M.) must pass a comprehensive examination that demonstrates their ability to communicate, both in speech and in writing, their command of music theory, history, research and analytical skills, and musical repertoire. This examination must be taken during the semester in which the student completes all course work.

MASTER OF ARTS IN MUSIC

This program is designed to provide advanced training for students with highly developed interest and talent in specific areas of music study; to prepare teachers for both two- and four-year college music positions; to provide prospective doctoral aspirants with a sound foundation for advanced graduate study; to make available to public school teachers graduate programs involving intensive study of specific areas of music; and to prepare students for professional careers in composition and arranging. The composition emphasis culminates in a major creative project. All other emphases require a master's thesis.

All students must complete a nine-unit core requirement and complete an emphasis as designated below. Enrollment is required during the semester of graduation.

Courses for this discipline are listed in alphabetical sequence (consult Index for page reference).

Units

Core Requirements

MUS 700	Introduction to Graduate Study		3
MUS 710	Advanced Analysis		3
One graduate seminar in Music History

(MUS 750-755)			3
Total for core		9

Emphasis(listed below)		21
Minimum total		30

Music Education Emphasis

Music Education Courses: units selected from 
the following 9
MUS 821	Research in Music Education
MUS 822	Designing Curricula in Music
MUS 852	Directed Experiences in 
Music (1-3)
One of the following:		3
MUS 894	Creative Work Project
MUS 898	Master's Thesis
Non-Music cognate on advisement		6

Electives in music on advisement		3
Total for emphasis		21

Music History Emphasis

Music History Seminars--selected from MUS 
750-755 6
MUS 899	Special Study (2) 		4
Non-Music cognate on advisement		6
Electives in music on advisement		2
MUS 898	Master's Thesis		3
Foreign Language Competency Examination 
(French, German, Italian, or other

approved language)
Total for emphasis		21

Composition Emphasis

MUS 716	Graduate Theory Seminar		3
MUS 720	Directed Projects in Theory or 
Composition1(1) 4
MUS 725	Practicum in Composition1(1)			4
MUS 894	Creative Work Project (Composi-
tion) 3
Non-Music cognate on advisement			6
Approved elective in Music			1
Foreign Language Competency Examination2
(French, German, Italian, or other

approved language)
Total for emphasis		21

MASTER OF MUSIC

This program is designed to provide graduate study for the superior performer and to allow for maximum development of specialized skills in the particular areas of talent. Students may emphasize solo performance, chamber music, or conducting. This degree is particularly appropriate for students intending to perform or conduct music professionally, to teach applied performance in college/university settings or private studio, or to pursue doctoral studies in performance. The program culminates in a formal graduate recital.

All students must complete a nine-unit core requirement and complete an emphasis as designated below. Enrollment is required during the semester of graduation.

Units

Core Requirements

MUS 700	Introduction to Graduate Study		3
MUS 710	Advanced Analysis		3
One graduate seminar in Music History 

(selected from MUS 750-755)		3
Total for core		9

Emphasis(listed below)		21
Total for major		30

Solo Performance Emphasis

MUS 776	Graduate Piano, Voice, Organ, or 
Instrumental Major (2),			4
[Maximum of six units allowed]
MUS 780	Graduate Major Repertoire (2)			4
[Maximum of six units allowed]
Music electives on advisement 		10

MUS 894	Creative Work Project		3
Total for emphasis		21

Chamber Music Emphasis

MUS 701	Chamber Music Literature		3
MUS 776	Graduate Piano, Voice, Organ, or 
Instrumental Major (2)1,2			4
[Maximum of six units allowed]
MUS 780	Graduate Major Repertoire (2)			4
[Maximum of six units allowed]
Music electives on advisement 		7
[Must include one unit each of MUS 778, 
Chamber Music Performance; advanced
score reading and transposition under
MUS 852; and keyboard instruction;
performance ability in another instru-
ment or voice is strongly encouraged.]

MUS 894	Creative Work Project		3
Total for emphasis		21

Conducting Emphasis

MUS 701	Choral Literature or
MUS 701	Symphonic Literature		3
MUS 781	Instrumental Conducting (2) or
MUS 782	Choral Conducting (2)		8
[Students may elect a maximum of 6 units 
each of MUS 781 and 782. Concurrent
enrollment in major ensembles is
required each semester. Students will
normally elect three semesters of their
particular emphasis (instrumental or
choral).]
Music electives on advisement 		7
[Must include graduate or undergraduate
major instruction as appropriate.]

MUS 894	Creative Work Project		3
Total for emphasis		21


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